KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of the Nation's public gardens, leading home and
lifestyle magazine Better
Homes and Gardens is offering consumers a free admission
pass to visit their local public gardens on Friday, May 11, 2012. The
result of a partnership between the American Public Gardens
Association (APGA) and irrigation product and service provider Rain
Bird, National Public Gardens Day was created to further awareness
of the important role public gardens play in promoting environmental
stewardship, plant and water conservation, and education, as well as
serving as an inspiration to gardeners everywhere.
In support of a nationwide effort to motivate people to explore and
learn more about their local Sprinkler System Installation public gardens, Better Homes and
Gardens, an exclusive media partner for Nation al Public Gardens Day,
is offering a pass for two free adult admissions to participating public
gardens on their website at www.bhg.com/npgd.
Visitors can locate participating gardens in their area via the website
and download free admission passes for two adults.
"Better Homes and Gardens helps readers to create beautiful
outdoor spaces and gardens to enrich their homes and lives," said Gayle
Butler, editor in chief, Better Homes and Gardens. "Public
gardens are a wonderful resource for further inspiration and we are
excited to provide the opportunity for our readers to experience these
national treasures firsthand."
Many of the APGA's 500 member institutions, including botanical gardens,
arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens, museum gardens and
historical gardens, will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with
varied activities and events for schools, families and thousands of
visitors. Activities will continue throughout Mother's Day weekend so
that visitors can enjoy the beauty of the gardens and learn about each
garden's commitment to environmental stewardship, education, research
and to the communities they serve.
"Better Homes and Gardens has demonstrated tremendous support for
public gardens through this offer," said Casey Sclar, interim executive
director of the American Public Gardens Association. "The readers of Better
Homes and Gardens will now have the opportunity to spend a day at
their local garden and witness how gardens educate and inspire
garden-lovers who want to create their own beautiful gardens at home.
Make sure to take advantage of these free passes and visit bhg.com."
For more information on National Public Gardens Day, visit www.NationalPublicGardensDay.org,
"LIKE" the National Public Gardens Day Facebook
page and follow the National Public Gardens Day Twitter feed, @NPGD.
About Better Homes and Gardens
Reaching 40 million readers every month, the Better Homes and Gardens
brand extends across the web, tablet, mobile, broadcast, broadband and
numerous licensed products, serving and connecting women who are
passionate about their homes and the lives they create there. Better
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Founded in 1940, Pennsylvania-based American Public Gardens Association
is an organization devot ed to strengthening the public gardens
throughout North America. With over 70 years of work increasing
cooperation and awareness among the gardens, APGA has built a membership
of more than 500 public gardens located in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Canada and seven other countries. Their members include
public gardens as well as arboreta and zoos. APGA has also built up an
international network of individual members in the U.S., Canada and 24
other countries. The APGA is committed to raising public awareness about
public gardens and the important role that they play in their
communities. APGA is committed to advancing public gardens as a force
for positive change in their communities through leadership, advocacy
and innovation. www.publicgardens.org
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The Intelligent Use of Water is about using water wisely. Its
commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services
for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art
manufacturing facilities around the world. www.rainbird.com.