Vision, Mission, & Values
Vision: Connect people to plants for a sustainable future.
Mission: Monk Botanical Gardens cultivates well-being in people, communities, and the environment with experiences that engage, educate, and inspire.
Stewardship: We promote environmental sustainability, biodiversity, and the protection of our natural resources. We commit ourselves to understand how our actions create change in the world.
Awareness: We offer experiences to the public that inspire increased appreciation and understanding of plant communities and the relationship between these plant communities and people.
Inclusiveness: We provide a welcoming educational garden for a diverse population of people.
Respect: We have a culture of cooperation and support among staff and volunteers working together to carry out the organization’s mission.
Excellence: We excel at innovation, creativity, collaboration, reliability, and accountability.
Aesthetics: We provide a variety of beautiful gardens and plants that engage visitors because of their unique landscaping, design and plant selection.
To accomplish the progress to date, 13 years ago, a master plan and a strategic plan were developed. In 2017 we estimate that over 10,000 people visited the garden and that 6,500 attended programming at the garden. We expect in 2018 to see a 20% growth in visitors as our reputation grows.
This 2018 planning process and the established goals below represent the next steps in the journey of growth for the gardens. The direction set quantifies what we aim to achieve, and the value of our role in the community.
1. Offer Programming that increases our awareness of the importance of plants.
2. Expand Gardens, Facilities and Site Development.
3. Increase Financial Resources.
4. Create top of Mind Awareness to increase visitors and the use of the Gardens.
5. Excel at Governance and operations.