LIZ KLOSE, BSc (Agr)
Director, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
Co-Facilitator: Garden Days Readiness Workshop
As the Director of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Botanical Garden since 2012, Liz leads the business, horticulture, and outreach operations (and loves every opportunity to participate in garden design and installation!).
Well rooted in the world of horticulture, Liz was previously the Landscape Priorities Manager with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and formerly, the Superintendent of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture.
Recognized for her years of dedication to the green industry and horticultural education, she received the 2006 Ontario College Horticulture Educator of the Year Award by Landscape Ontario, and an Honour Roll Award and Spirit Award from the Ontario Parks Association Foundation in 2008. In 2014 she accepted the Green for Life Award for MUN Botanical Garden recognizing the garden’s life-long efforts in environmental education, community engagement and garden development.
A passionate gardener, she has co-authored two gardening books: Roses for Ontario, and The Best Garden Plants for Ontario. Liz is also a Honourary Master Gardener of Ontario and a Certified Landscape Professional (CLP).
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