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"Shifting Landscapes: Cultivating Connections with a Broader Community": Longwood Graduate Program Annual Symposium, March 15, 2013

12 February 2013

‘One of the greatest challenges that public gardens face today is remaining relevant within their communities'. This will be the theme explored by the 2013 Longwood Graduate Program Symposium ‘Shifting Landscapes: Cultivating Connections with a Broader Community’. During this one-day symposium, that will be held on 15th March 2013 and hosted by the Fellows of the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, participants will discuss how public gardens can integrate a broader audience into their garden and become an invaluable asset to all of society. 

The speakers in this symposium include a diverse array of professionals from the fields of public horticulture, social cohesion and environmental education and will discuss why and how institutions such as public gardens can become more socially relevant.

BGCI will take part to the event by presenting the ‘Communities in Nature: Growing the Social Role of Botanic Gardens’ initiative.

If you will not be able to attend this very interesting event you will be able to join the Symposium online through the webinar that will be streamed live (the webinar will be also available after the event).  During the Symposium, webinar viewers can interact with the speakers via Twitter.

Read more about this event by visiting the website at

Check also the schedule of the day at

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