Benjamin Futa


Allen Centennial Garden

Benjamin Futa is the Director of the Allen Centennial Garden at UW–Madison. Ben is passionate for connecting people to plants, and has experience working in a range of public gardens. Ben’s primary interests lie in the power of urban gardens to transform their surrounding communities and landscapes.


  • Explore the condition known as “plant blindness” and discover how public gardens throughout North America and beyond are connecting their audiences to plants in new and innovative ways.

    Approximate Length of Talk: 30 to 45 minutes