Botanical Contacts


Director Jim Folsom, Marge and Sherm Telleen Director of the Botanical Gardens 626-405-3505
Asst. to the Director
Danielle Rudeen, Asst. to the Director of the Botanical Gardens 626-405-3505
Admin. Asst.
Melanie Thorpe, Administrative Assistant
Rose Garden
Tom Carruth, E.L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator, Rose Collections
Asian Gardens
David MacLaren, Curator, Asian Gardens
Robert Hori, Gardens Cultural Curator and Program Director
Chinese Garden
Phillip E. Bloom, June and Simon K.C. Li Curator of the Chinese Garden | Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies
Desert Garden
John Trager, Curator, Desert Garden and Desert Collections
Tropical Collections  Dylan Hannon, Curator, Conservatory and Tropical Collections 626-405-3561
Floristic Gardens Shadi Shihab, Curator, Floristic Gardens
Collections Manager Kathy Musial, Curator, Living Collections and Collections Manager 626-405-3517
Plant Sales Louise Guerin, Manager of Plant Production and Sales 626-405-3571
Plant Conservation Sean Lahmeyer, Plant Conservation Specialist 626-405-3513
Nursery Dan Berry, Nursery Manager 626-405-3560



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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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