Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMoskwa, E.-
dc.contributor.authorCrilley, G.-
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of leisure research, 2012; 15(4):404-421-
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the theories that underpin systems theory and conflict management, this paper considers the main role or purpose of botanic gardens in Australia which is based on three perspectives: those of visitors to gardens; garden volunteers; and gardens as organizations. Using a multi-methods approach including written questionnaires, focus groups, and document analysis, a number of key roles were identified by each stakeholder group: recreation (visitors); education (volunteers); and conservation (gardens as organizations). In view of these findings, it is suggested that garden management would benefit from increased attention to visitor wants and needs through an understanding of the main activities undertaken at gardens, their perceptions of visitor service quality, and the values that people place on gardens.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityEmily Claire Moskwa, and Gary Crilley-
dc.rights© 2012 Taylor & Francis-
dc.subjectbotanic gardens, visitor service quality, leisure management, stake-holder perspectives-
dc.titleRecreation, education, conservation: the multiple roles of botanic gardens in Australia-
dc.typeJournal article-
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest 3
Geography, Environment and Population publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
Restricted Access236.65 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.