The resources below are for libraries, museums, schools, garden clubs, and other organizations to assist you with sharing Community of Gardens with your members, volunteers, or followers. This project is truly a grassroots effort and we appreciate your enthusiasm and support for helping us collect stories to preserve our garden history for the future!

Sample text for sharing Community of Gardens on organizational social media or in a newsletter:

The Smithsonian Institution is asking for your stories about gardens, greenspaces, and gardening history. Community of Gardens ( is the Smithsonian’s digital home for preserving stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow. Stories can be anecdotes or interviews, about the past or present, about a particular plant, about a particularly memorable moment spent in a garden or greenspace, about garden traditions or practices, and so much more! By contributing images, videos, and stories to this website, your participation will help others to better understand the meaning and value of gardens to American life – today and in the future. Share your garden and gardening stories at Email us at

Images to download for social media or newsletter use:

Image credit: Green Thumbs Garden at The Works, Newark, Ohio. Smithsonian Gardens.

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