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Purpose

The Society of Fellows supports the continued development of leaders in public horticulture through a member-run network comprised of alumni from both the Longwood Graduate Program and Longwood Fellows Program.

Longwood Graduate Explores Ethnobotany in Mexico

(From left to right) Robert Price, Founder & Curator, VBG; Leonardo Campos, Staff Biologist, VBG; Neil Gerlowski, Executive Director, VBG; and Emrys Stromberg, Volunteer, VBG

Former Fellow Neil Gerlowski (’18) hosts Professional Horticulture graduate Emrys Stromberg (’19) as Stromberg researches the culinary and medicinal use of native Mexican flora by the Wixaritari indigenous peoples of Central Western Mexico. Also, pictured to the left of Gerlowski is Leonardo Campos, Vallarta Botanical Garden Staff Biologist, who received a Fellows Program scholarship two years ago.

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Society of Fellows Inductees

Shawna Jones

Shawna Jones

Shawna is Education Officer at Gibraltar Botanic Garden, Gibraltar.

Abra Lee

Abra Lee

Abra owns Conquer The Soil, LLC, in Georgia.

Becky Paxton

Becky Paxton

Becky is Account Executive for Garden Media Group in Pennsylvania.

Mae Lin Plummer

Mae Lin Plummer

Mae Lin is Executive Director, Leach Botanical Garden, Oregon.

Barbara Wheeler

Barbara Wheeler

Barbara is Head of Gardens, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.

Nanette Wraith

Nanette Wraith

Nanette is currently volunteering in a number of roles in the UK.

 


“The more than 200 alumni of the Longwood Graduate Program and Longwood Fellows Program have become leaders in the public horticulture profession.  These alumni form a global network of professional who are making a significant impact in the field.”

- Paul B. Redman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Longwood Gardens


Advisory Council

  • Karen Daubmann ('01), Associate Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Engagement, The New York Botanical Garden
  • Shannon Still ('02), Director of Plant Conservation & Curator, UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden
  • Patrick MacRae ('18), Director of Public Programs and Education, The Garden Conservancy
  • Sadie Barber ('19), Research and Collections Manager, RBG Edinburgh
  • Kris Medic ('86), Board-Certified Master Arborist and retired public horticulture professional

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