Having returned from two fantastic conferences, we are exhilarated and filled with new inspiration and ideas. Due to time constraints, we will keep this article short for now and hopefully get back to you later with more reflections on the Annual American Public Garden Association conference and 6th Global Botanic Garden Congress.

Niagra Falls in all its Glory

We would like to thank:

  • Everyone who visited our exhibits and workshops. Best Conference Badge, ever :)We had a record turnout for the workshops with more than 70 people joining our three sessions. The exhibit was busier than ever and with Margherita on our team, it was particularly nice to be able to have IrisBG conversations in French, Spanish and German in addition to English and Scandinavian. We hope we will be given the opertunity to work with many of you in the near future.
  • To all who came to the “Are Barcodes Dead?” presention that Havard co-presented with Reinout Havinga from Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.Greg Payton from The Dawes Arboretum, Havard Ostgaard and Reinout Havinga from Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
  • Casey Sclar and his team at The American Public Garden Association for organizing yet another fantastic and memorable annual conference. Our gratitude also goes to the host gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens of Canada and Niagara Parks Commission.
  • Dr Paul Smith and his team at BGCI and Dr Pierre-André Loizeau and his team at the host garden, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, for putting together such an exceptional congress in that wonderful city.Margherita Tinti, Havard Ostgaard and Reinout Havinga from Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
  • Greg Payton from The Dawes Arboretum and Reinout Havinga from Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam for helping out with the exhibit and workshops.


We also would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva with their 200-year anniversary and the Botanic Garden Congress International with their 30-year anniversary. Both of which were duly celebrated at the congress in Geneva.Celebrating two anniversaries at the 6GBGC

We are already looking forward to:

  • APGA 2018 : June 4-8 2018, Southern California, USA.
  • 7th GBGC : February 7-11 2021, Melbourne, Australia.


Workshop recordings

Below, you will find recordings from our workshops in Hamilton and Geneva.

Back from 2017 APGA in Canada + 6GBGC in Switzerland