Working as a horticulturist in a glasshouse is an interesting job, particularly in a collection as diverse as that in the UCBG Arid House. The Arid House harbors a phenomenal collection of over 10,000 plants. The unifying theme of the collection is adaptation to habitats of extreme aridity and the plants display a fascinating range…

At the end of last month, I had the pleasure of representing UCBG at the XIX International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China.  Given that the IBC is only held every six years, it was a much anticipated and heavily attended event. Over 6500 botanists from around the world convened for an intense week of scientific…

The Garden has a tripartite mission:  research, education, and conservation.  I have spent many years working with botanists at the NY Botanical Garden to support their global research agenda, and engaged closely with the NYBG Herbarium to support that collection of several million dried plant specimens that are critical to botanical research, from genetic studies…

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