January 1977 to December 1979
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue Memphis
As the first Gardens Director planned, coordinated, directed and supervised and managed the maintenance and development of the Dixon Gardens and programs. Established the standards of horticultural excellence, managed garden personnel, directed plant pest protection programs, supervised identification and labeling of groups of plants, shrubs and trees, directed operation of the greenhouses, hotbeds, Camellia House and related facilities; developed and managed the Garden Operating and Capital Budgets.
Established and managed Garden Educational Programs, presented lectures and workshops for the public. Established the Garden Internship Program, and managed garden public relations and promotional activities for members and the public.
Demonstrated accomplishments included fund rising; refurbishing the grounds; developing facilities, buildings and staff. Established a garden library, annual lecture series, excursion program, and Garden Docent program. Coordinated joint programming with other organizations. Planned and developed a cutting garden, and managed rebuilding of the irrigation system.
Supervised Horticulturalist and Floriculturalist, garden interns and volunteers. Staff of 6.
Pictures circa. 1974-1979