2009 Piper Fellow Elaine McGinn
"The history of gardens is intimately linked to the history of man in many cultures, both West and East.
Gardens connect us to place and offer an experience of immersion among living material that is always changing.
Gardens are a refuge-precious, mysterious, attractive, a place to break away from the daily bustle of our modern world."
- Elaine McGinn, Director of Planning and Exhibits, Desert Botanical Garden
Elaine McGinn joined the Desert Botanical Garden in 1997 as exhibits coordinator, then director of exhibits and at the time of her sabbatical, director of planning and exhibits.
was involved in planning and executing the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail, the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion, the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Garden, and the Berlin Agave Forest.