The theme of the Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial will be trees in gardens, inviting artists to capture images of one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. These tree subjects must be found in a botanical garden or arboretum, and each entry will include the location(s) of the entered tree(s). We encourage artists to seek out unique trees in botanical gardens and arboreta, in any season, and depict whatever aspect of them they find most engaging and inspiring. Or reach out to the garden's horticultural staff to learn what trees they believe are worthy of note. Chapters and Artists' Circles may consider developing their own exhibitions devoted to the subject, to run concurrently with the International exhibition.
Our goal with the exhibition is to highlight the role of botanical gardens and arboreta in educating the public about trees and their ecological and utilitarian roles, as well as the research/scholarship they do in these areas. This includes a scientifically ordered collection rather than a collection assembled for aesthetics, although of course aesthetics are important.
Below are three resources to help locate botanical gardens and arboreta. If you are interested in a location and are unsure whether it qualifies, or if your preferred institution is not on a list, please email email@example.com and inquire about the suitability of your choice. The institution chosen should be a botanical garden or arboretum open to the public with scientific plant labels and/or plant records. Parks, such as national parks, city parks, and conservation properties, such as Nature Conservancy properties, do not fit within our definition for the purposes of this exhibition.
APGA's site contains an interactive map of garden locations. Please note not all the locations are gardens, some are organizational offices and the like.
The Wikipedia list has many choices, and is sorted by state. There is also a worldwide list.
The Morton Register of Arboreta is searchable by state and country.http://arbnet.org/about-register
Submission Dates: November 1, 2016 through April 28, 2017. All entries must be received by April 28.
Online Entry available, see instructions in Submission Details below or mail your entry using the downloadable entry form.