TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BOTANICAL GARDENS AND ARBORETA – TABGA

Dave Creech

tabga-grapevine-2017TABGA CONFERENCE, GRAPEVINE BOTANICAL GARDENS, GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – FEB 23-24, 2017

In an attempt to organize all the Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Public Gardens and Parks under a single umbrella – the Texas Association of Botanical Gardens was created in 1991. The individuals behind the formation of the organization were Paul Cox (retired from the San Antonio Botanical Garden), Henry Painter (Fort Worth Botanical Garden), Linda Gay (retired from the Mercer Arboretum, now at Arborgate) and Dave Creech (SFA Gardens). An agreement was reached that the TABGA would have no by-laws, no committees could be created, and there would be only one annual meeting per year – and the host for each annual meeting had to cover all the costs. Since those early days, annual meetings, usually in February, have been well attended – and provide Directors and staff the opportunity to get together, review the past year, and share in…

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