Frank Robinson

President Emeritus

Frank retired March 31, 2015. He has provided leadership to the Garden since 1992, first as Executive Director, then as President & CEO, and now as President Emeritus. As President and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Frank Robinson lead development activities, long-term planning, partnerships and visioning for the institution.

During his tenure the Garden has expanded dramatically, developing more than 50 acres of themed gardens and major public facilities, including a visitors center, education complex and classical conservatory.

Frank was honored to be the inaugural recipient of the 2005 Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership through the Community Foundation.  He used the grant to spend a month in the gardens of Kyoto, Japan authoring a book on parental grief, after the tragic loss of his older son in 2003. Alec’s Legacy was published in 2006, and has been printed three times. His family’s experience and his writing have led him ever deeper into the personal and public issues of grief, spirituality and organ/tissue donation.

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