MURRELLS INLET, S.C., May 31, 2022 – Brookgreen Gardens has appointed a new Vice President of Horticulture and Conservation, Miles Arnott. Arnott will oversee the horticulture staff and join in their responsibilities of planning and maintaining 20 different gardens, managing greenhouses, planting annuals, and assisting in Brookgreen’s conservation efforts.
“Miles has proven success in horticulture and conservation initiatives, and we are excited for him to bring that skillset to Brookgreen,” says Page Kiniry, President and CEO of Brookgreen. “Miles will play a key role in furthering our mission of cultivating, conserving, exhibiting, and educating others about the horticulture and ecology of the Lowcountry.”
Arnott is a seasoned public garden and conservation professional with over twenty years of experience in non-profit environmental administration, garden planning, fundraising, ecological stewardship, and education. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and environmental studies and a Master of Science in botany and plant ecology. Before coming to Brookgreen, he served as Executive Director of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, Pa. His vast knowledge of horticulture and conservation from both his experience and education makes Arnott particularly suited to take on this role and bring his expertise to the Lowcountry.
“I have long admired Brookgreen as a gem among botanical gardens,” says Arnott. “Brookgreen is the essence of a true Southern garden, from its ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss to its inspirational floral displays and exquisite sculptures. I am looking forward to leading the amazing team of horticulturists and providing stewardship for this coastal ecosystem.”
About Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, and is open to the public daily. Founded in 1931 by Anna Hyatt Huntington and Archer Huntington, Brookgreen is home to the largest and most significant collection of American Figurative Sculpture in the country and is a leader in sculpture conservation, environmental conservation, and the protection of the plants, animals, and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. For more information, visit our website at www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.