After an extensive national search, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is pleased to announce John Morse as its new director of horticulture. Morse’s career shows a deep commitment to education and public gardens with leadership experience at premier gardens in the United States, including the New York Botanical Garden. Most recently he was superintendent of horticulture for the Morris County Park Commission in Morristown, N.J., where he was responsible for more than 450 acres including Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum, and Bamboo Brook Historic Garden. In his new role, Morse will direct horticulture for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden starting in early July 2017.
Morse joins Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as it embarks on initiatives detailed in a five-year strategic plan to expand horticulture collections and displays, reaffirm the Garden’s commitment to education, and strengthen and enhance the Garden’s community engagement.
“John brings a wonderful depth and breadth of public gardens experience,” said Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Executive Director Shane Tippett. “He shares our commitment to connect people through plants to improve communities.”
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