Society of Fellows

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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.

Congratulations to our 2020 Society of Fellows Inductees

Shawna Jones

Shawna is Education Officer at Gibraltar Botanic Garden, Gibraltar.

Abra Lee

Abra owns Conquer The Soil, LLC, in Georgia.

Becky Paxton

Becky is Account Executive for Garden Media Group in Pennsylvania.

Mae Lin Plummer

Mae Lin is Director, IDEA Center for Public Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens

Barbara Wheeler

Barbara is Curator at Auckland Botanic Garden

Nanette Wraith

Nanette Wraith is Head Gardener at Saltmarshe Hall. 

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 professionals 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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