01_BurnhamTaylor Burnham is one of several Naples Botanical Garden staffers who benefitted from a NGC grant awarded this Spring. Our club made it possible for approximately 15 NBG folks to attend the 2016 American Public Gardens Association annual conference. “This was an incredible gift, as I am a young professional in the field and this type of opportunity is rare for people me age.” Burnham gushed.

Burnham is the Buehler Enabling Garden Coordinator. She benefitted greatly from the sessions she attended and was so moved that she has contacted two of the presenters in an effort to implement some of their ideas into programs here in Naples. She noted in her report that attending this conference gave her the invaluable chance to network and share ideas with other public garden staffers plus bond with her NBG colleagues from other departments.   Burnham is most grateful to our garden club for investing in her professional development. She gained knowledge, inspiration and relationships.

Naples Garden Club made a $15,000 grant so Naples Botanical Garden could send a large contingent to Miami to the APGA Conference this past June.