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Gwyn RagerGwyn Rager, Horticulturist, Indianapolis Museum of Art, will learn more about garden design through attending a Garden Design workshop at Chanticleer with Annie Guilfoyle, UK Garden Designer and will attend the Art of Gardening at Great Dixter Symposium with Fergus Garrett in East Sussex, England.





2016

Francheska Snyder, Gardener, Portland Japanese Garden, former Head Gardener, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ayse Pogue, Senior Horticulturist, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Sarah Beck, Program Manager, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Ben Futa, Director, Allen Centennial Garden, Madison, Wisconsin
Kurt Dreisilker, Head of Natural Resources, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
Gabe Tilove, Adult Education Coordinator, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


2015

Tyler Mason, PhD student, Colorado State University, former Horticulturist, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Kelly D. Norris, Director of Horticulture, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, Iowa
Edward Scott Lyon, Director, Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa
Harnek Singh, Horticulturist, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of Education, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California


2014

Andre ten Dam, Director of Volunteer & Guest Services, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Kelly Ann Fernandez, Herb Gardener, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Garden, San Marino, California
Jennifer Williams, Curator of the Shakespeare Garden & Fragrance Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado
Olwen Grace, PhD, Research Scientist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, England
Tony Aiello, Director of Horticulture and Curator, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois


2013

Gregory Kramer, Director of Horticulture, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida
Amy Padolf, Director of Education, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida
Joe Matassino, Director of Sponsored Research and Foundation Relations, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania; former Director of Development, Delaware Center for Horticulture in Wilmington, Delaware
Tracey Jessen, Horticulturist and Educator, Halifax Public Gardens in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jacob Burns, Curator of Herbaceous Perennials, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Robert Rensel, Horticulturist, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, Ohio
Erin Riggs, Taxonomist, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Oregon
David Weir, Manager, Greenhouse, Grounds & Ornamental Gardens, Agriculture Canada, British Columbia, Canada


2012

Elizabeth Hood, former Director of Education, Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto, Ontario
Corey Scott Barnes,Associate Curator at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California; former Education Coordinator and Nursery Manager, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen, California
Carrie Vesely Henderson, Executive Director, Iron Gate, former Vice President of Development and Outreach, Tulsa Botanic Garden, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nicole Juday Rhoads, Director of Giving, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; former Landscape Curator, The Wyck Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chad E. Washburn, Director of Conservation and Education, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida
Phyllis Odessey, Director of Horticulture, Randall's Island Park, New York, New York


2011

Andrew Hill, Curator of the David C. Lam Asian Garden, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Connie Cottingham, independent Garden Writer and Speaker; former Public Relations & Special Events Coordinator, State Botanical Garden, Athens, Georgia
Tim Boland, Executive Director, Polly Hill Arboretum, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Zhanna Yermakov, Stewardship Manager, Jefferson County Government, Golden, Colorado; former Natural Areas Manager, Chicago Park District, Chicago, Illinois
Andrew Schmitz, Director of Horticulture and General Manager, The Brenton Arboretum, Dallas Center, Iowa


2010

Andrew Bunting, Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; former Curator, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Stephanie Jutila, President and CEO, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, Iowa; former Director of Member Programs and Outreach, American Horticultural Society, Alexandria, Virginia
MaryLynn Mack, Director of Operations, former Deputy Director, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Jennifer Lee, Senior Horticulturist, Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Gray Summitt, Missouri


2009

Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, Wisconsin
Adrienne Roethling, Garden Curator, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, North Carolina
Ian Simpkins, Deputy Director for Horticulture and Urban Agriculture, former Chief Horticulturist, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida
Brian Sullivan, Vice President for Landscape, Outdoor Collections and Gardens at New York Botanical Garden, former Director of Horticulture, Descanso Gardens, La Canada, California


2008

Brian Houck, Grounds Supervisor, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California; former Chief Horticulturist, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois

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