Meet Some of Our Team

The Garden’s mission is connecting people through plants to improve communities. You’ll notice “people” come first. Each member of the Garden’s team strives to embody core values of Inspiration, Innovation, Integrity, Hospitality and Responsibility. We invite you to meet some of our team through the profiles below.

Dean Dietrich


“People ask me where I get my ideas. I follow designers around the globe and read their books, Instagram and blog posts. Their designs inspire me. Unique plants do, too. We’re furthering our botanical collections here at the Garden. We collect them because they’re interesting [and] saving germplasm can also help save a species.”

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Beth Anne Booth

Guest Engagement Specialist

“We want to provide guests a safe, friendly environment where they experience equity and empathy for all. Nature provides many solutions that we’re seeking. Plants have healing benefits, and our world needs healing. Multiple species coexist in harmony and adapt to changing conditions.”

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Elizabeth Fogel

Senior Horticulturist

As the natural world years for remediation, the Garden demonstrates solutions—for the health of our community and biosphere. Asked why incorporating regenerative landscapes is important to her, Elizabeth gives personal and professional reasons. “Not only is it the right thing to do,” she shares, “it’s insuring the future for our children.”

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