Horticulture Alumni Careers

Here is a sampling of what some of our alumni are doing now. Click on the white arrows in the desired column to sort the table.

Year ? Job Title ? Experience Additional
2003 Landscape Architect and President at Greensward, LLC Internship with with ILT Vignocchi in Chicago, IL  
1982 President and CEO of BioWorks M.S. Horticulture, University of Florida. 3 years managing a University research station; 10 years in R&D.
Marketing and General Management in two different horticulture product companies
Never stop learning; don’t be afraid to try new things; take risks and make mistakes.  I am very fortunate to love what I do.
2011 Landscape Designer, Hidden Lane Landscaping and Design, Inc.    
2010 Habitat Horticulturist at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens Internships at RSG Landscaping, Longwood Gardens, and Disney World.
Worked at a garden center and Glenn Allen Nursery.
VA certified Horticulturist
There are many different niches in the green industry
2009 Marketing Associate, Strange’s Florist and Greenhouse 4 years as a sales consultant and designer. Also served as Marketing Coordinator for 1 year.
Virginia Certified Horticulturist
Richmond Symphony Designer House 2010 Designer
Own a small custom-design invitation and stationery business called Dear June
2009 Senior Horticulturist at Atlanta Botanical Garden 2 years as assistant horticulturist  
2003 USDA Soil Conservationist M.S. in Horticulture, and Peace Corps Supplements income with .04 acre greenhouse
2001 Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Working for a landscape company, and a greenhouse Currently in graduate school at Shenandoah University for M.B.A.
2000 Client Care and Implementation Liaison at Include Software PLANET Certified Professional Horticulturist, and Recruiting Director for Chapel Valley Landscaping Company Also has a consulting company, Buck Consulting and Recruiting
1997 Sales and program management at Columbia Green Landscape nursery- purchasing and logistics What got me this job was knowing horticulture, business and being able to work a lot of hours and having the drive needed to work for a small business.
1982 Owner of Hidden Lane Landscaping Working internships at different nurseries and a landscaper, learned how to use every piece of equipment "I can’t imagine doing anything else.  A typical day may include meeting new clients, designing a project, setting up a crew on a jobsite, picking out specimen plant material for a project and catching up with old clients to see how their landscape is developing."
1976 Owner of Grigg Design Certified Arborist and Certified Landscape Designer "Social skills and the ability to relate to people and ideas are really important. "
2003 Owner and operator of Williams’s Tree Service Certified Arborist, Commercial Pesticide Applicator license All Horticulture classes are important and I use each one of them every day.
2011 Owner of Windmill Heights I grew up growing crops and knowing about agriculture and I had an internship at a cut flower farm during my undergraduate.  

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