The ESRI-APGA Program

In partnership with the American Public Gardens Association, ESRI International provides low-cost GIS mapping software to its member gardens like SHR.

In partnership with the American Public Gardens Association, ESRI International provides low-cost GIS mapping software to its member gardens like SHR, along with training and resources to help gardens across the country with their data and information mapping needs. The APGA-ESRI agreement arose from a shared goal to help gardens managing collections of plants outdoors to effectively tell the story of their collection with powerful visual aids and maps.

This partnership supports the Reserve by giving us access to tools that help us tell SHR’s story and actively engage our visitors with visual tools to aid long-term information retention. These tools are also useful for long-term data management on a variety of data points including growth rate, blooming season, accession number and more.