Mark has been the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens (Janesville, WI) for the past 16 years. Along with a talented grounds staff and dedicated volunteers, he oversees the maintenance and improvement of this 20 acre botanical garden which just celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2014.
Mark has degrees in landscape architecture (University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana) and urban forestry (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point). His true passion is obtaining, growing, observing and photographing all manner of plants.
New & Exciting Plants and Displays
With so many newer introductions out in the marketplace, it can be daunting to keep up with the most meritorious of those selections. As our “potential planting palettes” increase, knowing these new annuals and perennials helps keep our clients and customers happy. Rotary Botanical Gardens (Janesville, WI) has been trialing for many years and displays over 3,000 varieties of perennials as well as 900 varieties of annuals each year. See some of the exciting new plants and design ideas that will inspire 2016 gardening excitement (and sales!).