10 Ways Public Gardens Can Use Plants Map


How can your public garden benefit from using PlantsMap.com?

  1. Create a mobile cloud-based plant inventory that is easy-to-use and allows for more than one person to update, reducing errors caused when teams share spreadsheets or use other manual record keeping methods.

  2. Use Plants Map to document plant material sources and maintenance notes from staff, volunteers, and hired professionals. Use the plant pages and corresponding tags or signs to educate and train your staff and volunteers to distinguish wanted from unwanted plants.

  3. Easily create maps of your plants, collections, trails, and tours. With minimal training Plants Map allows your staff and volunteers to have access to an easy to use tool that does not require an app, specific software, or devices. This minimizes equipment expenses and time associated with training  team members.

  4. Use Plants Map as a plant library and educational tool for staff, volunteers and visitors. Plants Map can act as a mobile assistant for tour guides and docents to share accurate information stored on each plant profile. Visitors can follow along or take their own tour using their smartphones or tablets.

  5. When visitors ask if you can provide information on a specific plant or about all of the plants in your garden, they can simply access your collection and the information about your plants on Plants Map. Visitors can also ‘like’ your plants and add them as a favorite on their own profile.

  6. Use Plants Map as a social content tool creating a library of plant content for staff, volunteers, and visitors to share with others on their social networks such as Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

  7. Build your own audience and social network of plant enthusiasts. Social networks now play an extraordinary role in our digital lives. For millennials, social networks are the primary way to connect with others about shared interests. Did you know that 88% of millennials get their news from social networks.

  8. Create memorials and acknowledgments on plant profiles and their corresponding tags or signs for donors, sponsors, and grants.

  9. Use Plants Map to track how many social media shares are coming from your garden, collection or landscape. Digital savvy visitors are already engaging with your landscape and plants via their smartphones and tablets. These visitors are not distracted. They are information seekers and like to learn, engage and share their experiences with others.

  10. Plants Map profiles can easily and affordable order corresponding plant tags and signs of their plant pages for their visitors that offer an education and interactive experience with their digital devices.