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Arboretum Management

Resources related to establishing and running an arboretum. To contribute a resource to the Arboretum Management database, please contact the ArbNet Coordinator at

What is an Arboretum?


Establishing & Managing an Arboretum         

  1.  Rural Cemetery Movement Led to Public Gardens and Parks - presented by Dave Barnett, Mount Auburn Cemetery
  2.  Interpretation and Mapping - presented by Joe Charap, Green-Wood
  3.  Sustainability & Conservation - presented by Pete Hoskins, Mount Laurel Cemetery

BGCI's Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens

  • Chapter 1 - Planning and Implementing Botanic Garden Design Projects
  • Chapter 2 - Governance Models, Human and Financial Resources Development
  • Chapter 3 - No Plant Collection without a Strategy or Policy
  • Chapter 4 -The Plant Collection in the International Policy Context
  • Chapter 5 - Collection Record Management Systems
  • Chapter 6 - Horticulture Mananagement
  • Chapter 7 - Using the Plant Collection - Research, Conservation, Education, Public Engagement, Recreation, and Tourism
  • Chapter 8 - Managing Environmental Sustainablity

Strategic Plan


Staff & Volunteers

  1. Lincoln Park Zoo
  2. Smith College
  3. Smithsonian Gardens
  4. Fioli

Diversity & Inclusion


Management Resources In Chinese