Cultivating Place: Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Women Working In The World Plants #2

Mar 12, 2020

Women’s History month on Cultivating Place continues this week with Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Texas. Two great women’s stories with plants in one! 


The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is the botanic garden for the state of Texas.  Andrea has been on for over 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience in horticulture, she guides 15 staff in the design and management of 9 acres of native gardens, 275 acres of natural areas and a native plant nursery. 



She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and writes and presents on her passion for the field widely. She spoke with us late last autumn to share more about the history and work of the center, including it being the legacy of another extraordinary woman, Lady Bird Johnson, and her own enthusiasm for this field of work. Join us!


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