On September 23 and 24, 2009, Botanica and the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau are having a Summit in Louisville for Professional Conservatory and Botanical Garden Directors and the Botanica Board of Directors. (Sorry, it is not open to the public – maybe next time.)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden Directors from a diverse group of facilities across the country have graciously accepted our invitation to the Summit to share their expertise and give us an overall view of "best practices" and "pitfalls to avoid" from the first stages of planning and site preparation to what is "latest and greatest" in conservatory and botanical garden programming.
Our goal is to develop a template from these conversations on all aspects of designing and building the conservatory and garden as well as its programming and board and volunteer development plans. The visiting Directors have been asked to share essential and innovative ideas for the future of Louisville's Botanical Garden & Conservatory. Their knowledge and experience will be of great value and assistance in the creation of this project in Louisville.