GardenNews.biz - Feb 02,2017 - TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN - ANNOUNCING OUR NEW CEO, GRACE ELTON
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that Grace Elton will become CEO of Tower Hill Botanic Garden in April 2017. She is currently Director of Horticulture at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA, where she has established herself as a forward-thinking leader of one of the nation's premier gardens and a rising star in the national horticulture community.
"I am enthusiastic that our extensive, national search has yielded such an outstanding leader," said James Karadimos, president of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, which oversees Tower Hill. "Grace brings to Tower Hill the talent and knowledge required to lead this 175 year old society and its 30 year old garden. She is well positioned to strengthen Tower Hill's reach and reputation, while staying true to our mission."
In 2014 the Society adopted a new mission and now commits itself to: Inspire the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities and strengthen commitment to the natural world.
We educate ourselves and our communities through our gardens, our programs and our collaborations.
We honor what has been entrusted to us as we meet the challenges – and opportunities – of the future.
We seek to connect people and plants for the benefit of the planet.
We welcome everyone to share in the joys of gardening and understand why plants matter in our lives.
We delight in the inherent beauty of plants, gardens and our natural world.
We strive for excellence in everything we do.