with Scot Medbury, Executive Director, Sonoma Botanical Garden
Monday, July 18, 2022
Tucked against the rugged foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in the famed Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Botanical Garden is relaunching itself as a more relevant resource for gardeners in a wildly changing climate. The 35-year-old institution, formerly known as Quarryhill, has recently expanded its mission to embrace the cultivation and interpretation of the native flora of California, in addition to its historic focus on wild-collected Asian plants. Scot will share some of the future plans for this beautiful 67-acre property, and also talk about some of its special specimens.
Scot has been involved in the curation, cultivation, and interpretation of botanical garden collections for over 40 years. He became director of the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the Conservatory for Flowers during the time of the Conservatory’s comprehensive rehabilitation. Then appointed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s President and CEO, he returned to California in early 2020 to become the Executive Director of Sonoma Botanical Garden.
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