Webinar: Sharing Your Garden's Collection with Public Sites

Waheed Arshad, PhD
May 23, 2024

Are you eager to maximize your garden's impact by making your plant records public? In our last webinar, we delved into the potential of showcasing your garden's collection. If you missed our session, here are some key takeaways.

Your challenges and aspirations

To better understand the concerns faced by our attendees, we explored some of the biggest challenges in making plant collections public. The most common issues included security, usability, and concerns about rare plants.

We also asked attendees about the impact they hope to achieve by sharing their collections publicly, highlighting the diverse motivations towards greater transparency and accessibility of plant records.

A central theme of our webinar was the importance of having robust, accurate data. With integrated shared taxonomy in Hortis, you can ensure your plant records are accurate and reliable before you make them available to the public.

Controlled access: Balancing openness with security

Managing access to sensitive or rare species responsibly is an important consideration. Implementing controlled access ensures that your garden's sensitive data are protected while being available for educational and research purposes. In Hortis, you will have the opportunity to select which materials are public and which are private.

Excited to learn more? Join the conversation

We will shortly be contacting gardens who requested early access to the public collection sites, and look forward to receiving your feedback. Our anticipated release date is June, so ensure you are subscribed for updates.

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to this enlightening session. We look forward to elevating your garden's impact with increased education and community engagement through Hortis and public sites.

If you are attending the annual American Public Gardens Association (APGA) conference in Boston, make sure you visit our exhibit to share your thoughts and discuss ideas about the future, including seeing how public sites can help you at your garden.

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