Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, is pleased to share that Danny Cox, a leader in public horticulture for more than a decade, has joined the Leadership Team as Vice President of Horticulture.

“We are thrilled to have Danny overseeing our Horticulture Department,” said Brian Trader, President and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. “Having worked at some of the nation’s best public gardens, Danny brings a passion for plants that will help grow and elevate our living collections. As we seek to expand the relevance and accessibility of our Garden, Danny’s experience will be instrumental in helping connect our guests with our plants.”

Danny received his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and is a graduate of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Associate Leadership Development Program, as well as the Strategic Leaders Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He honed his expertise in garden construction, maintenance, layout, and design at the Naples Botanical Garden in Florida, rising through the ranks to Senior Horticulture Manager. Danny has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society and the Naples Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Most recently, Danny completed the Longwood Fellows Program, a prestigious leadership development program for public garden professionals which included a field placement with the Singapore National Parks Board.

“I’m grateful to have joined such a strong leadership team and for the opportunity to support a team of world-class horticulturists,” said Danny Cox. “The strength of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s relationship with its community is so special, and I look forward to helping the organization continue to evolve.”