Updated April 3, 2018
Plantsmap.com is a website community that hosts botanical collections with customized tools that solve the challenges of documenting, organizing, mapping, tagging and sharing information about plants.
The easy to learn My Plants Map tools have wide appeal among a diversity of users from those that manage public landscapes to avid plant collectors, professionals, community groups, weekend gardeners and more.
10 Ways Public Landscapes Can Use Plantsmap.com
- Use Plantsmap.com to establish your own educational plant library for staff, volunteers and visitors. Plantsmap.com can act as a mobile assistant for tour guides and docents to share accurate information stored on each plant story page created by your profile. Visitors can follow along or take their own tour using their smartphones or tablets. See some of our featured profiles | See the features of an organization profile.
- 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. Learn more from Daniel Boone Native Gardens.
- Plantsmap.com profiles can easily order affordable, interactive plant tags and signs from their corresponding My Plants Map plant story pages. Our interactive signage offers an enhanced digital educational experience for visitors via their smartphones or tablets. See our testimonials page.
- Create memorials and acknowledgments on the interactive plant tags or signs for donors, sponsors, and grants. The corresponding plant story pages can include additional information about the donors, supporters, grant or memorial information.
- As an educational outreach tool, Plantsmap.com can help gain accreditation status from organizations such as ArbNet and All-America Selections. Plantsmap.com can also help reference or display gardens meet requirements for grants and other funding.
- Use Plantsmap.com 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. See the fields of a plant profile story page.
- Easily create maps of your plants, collections, trails, and tours. With minimal training Plantsmap.com 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.
- 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 from their phones or tablets via Plantsmap.com. See our collection on Connecting People With Plants.
- 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram.
- Build your own audience and network of plant enthusiasts with follows and connections. 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 are influenced by their peers on social networks?
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Connect with these resources on Plantsmap.com:
- ArbNet Accredited Arboreta
- All-America Selections Display Gardens
- America In Bloom
- NWF Garden for Wildlife