Featured Horticulturists: 2019 in Review
To all of our readers, Happy New Year! Thank you for following along, commenting, and sharing our Featured Horticulturist profiles in 2019. We strove to represent a broad spectrum of expertise, region, education, background, and passion from a set of women at varying points in their lives and careers. And on behalf of our interviewers and editors, thank you to all of the Featured Horticulturists who took the time to share their insights and reflections about being a woman in the field, and why horticulture is so compelling and dynamic.
Before launching into 2020 programming, let's take a moment to look back at last year's Featured Horticulturists, as listed below. And as always, if you would like to recommend a woman for us to interview, please be in touch!
Amy Schneider of Denver, Colorado
Amy is an alpine plantswoman, and works at Denver Botanic Gardens as a Horticulturist.
Janet Draper of Washington, DC
Janet has been a Horticulturist at the Smithsonian Gardens for over twenty years. She is also President of the Perennial Plant Association.
Lucy Dinsmore of Philadelphia, PA
Lucy is the Azalea Meadow Horticulturist at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Co-Director of Women in Horticulture.
Abra Lee of Atlanta, GA
Abra is a Fellow at Longwood Gardens and founder of Conquer the Soil.
Sarah Dominsky of Somerset, VA
Sarah is a Assistant Landscape Manager at Grelen Nursery, where she also works as a garden designer.
Quill Teal-Sullivan of Seattle, WA
Quill is the Director of Historic Preservation at Dunn Gardens.
Maggie Tran of the UK
Maggie is the Head Gardener of Bramdean House in Hampshire (Southeast England).
Deirdre Murphy of Philadelphia, PA
Dierdre is a visual artists whose paintings reflect a career-long interest in birds, landscape and our connection to nature.
Cindy Newlander of Denver, CO
Cindy is the Associate Director of Horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Sandra Lopez Cortez of Swarthmore, PA
Sandra is a Gardener at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.
Mae Lin Plummer of Charlotte, NC
Mae Lin is a Longwood Gardens Fellow and creator of The Laughing Garden.
Thank you for a wonderful year! Our 2020 lineup will launch in February.