Tina Bishop is speaking at the American Public Gardens conference on June 24, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her presentation, “Spirit of Place: Embracing the Past for a Better Future,” helps public gardens recognize the significance of their sites as places of historical and designed importance. Knowing how to define the qualities, characteristics, and the spirit of place that make a public garden significant is challenging. This session brings expert how-to knowledge, and best practices of cultural landscape preservation into the realm of public garden management and design. Every public garden will benefit from learning how its heritage can inform its future.