Jenny Evans, Manager
Jenny's love of nature began during her
childhood in the foothills and farmlands of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia
She earned a B.S. in Biology with a double major in Theatre from Mary Washington College.
Despite the seemingly incompatible fields, Jenny
has brought them together in the art and science of horticulture.
An intensive summer program in Landscape Architecture at Harvard
love of outdoor design.
This led to a graduate degree in Public Garden Management from Cornell.
Jenny has also held internships in nursery management and garden maintenance at the Rhodod endron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington and in exhibit development and design at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. In addition, she has been an environmental educator, working in subtropical marine ecology and leading students of all ages on educational snorkeling adventures.
developed a strong appreciation for subtropical flora and plant ecology while living in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys for several years.
In 2010, Jenny was named Treasurer of the Association of Florida Native Nurseries.
She is a member and the newsletter editor of the Coccoloba chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society; serves on the Lee County Extension Service horticultural advisory board and is an annual speaker for the Sanibel Master Gardener lecture series.