Public Garden Management

HORT 5023

Prerequisites: Exclude Fr or Soph, instructor consent; qualified students may register for graduate credit at the University of Minnesota

Offered: Spring semester

Description: There are a growing number of public gardens around the world. Cities, counties, and states are developing arboreta and botanical gardens and private gardens are being donated to public service at an increasing pace. This has produced a demand for people skilled in the management of such gardens. This class will provide an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary for an individual looking toward a career in public garden management. Topics covered will include physical and programming planning, research, educational programs, plant conservation and curation, public relations, personnel administration, garden management and business operations.

For more information on this course, see the Course Guide.