Public Horticulture—Public Gardens: Is There a Career for You?

Monday, July 22, 2013
Desert Ballroom: Salons 7-8 (Desert Springs J.W Marriott Resort )
Richard A. Criley, Ph.D. , Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
The poster was prepared to advertise an experimental course on Public Horticulture and Public Gardens.  In three sections (Public horticulture sites, Public Gardens, and Turf Management), images of sample landscapes were represented by photographs.  Public horticulture sites included such venues as Disney World, Sea World, shopping mall, an airport garden, college campus, Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, and hotel grounds.  Public gardens included the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens, and Fairchild Gardens.  Turf sites included baseball and football fields, parks, a golf course, and the sports fields at ESPN–Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.  Examples of careers in these kinds of settings were listed.