What’s New

What’s New at DABG?

Gardens Establishes Horticulture Department

The DABG is proud to announce the beginning of an official Horticultural Department. Josh Cook will serve as our Garden Manager and will be responsible for overseeing the horticultural operations of our facility. He will also serve as volunteer coordinator. Josh holds a Master’s Degree in Horticulture from Auburn University and graduated in 2020. He was born and raised in the Wicksburg area and has a special interest in fruit production and regenerative agriculture.

Caitlyn Clark is a familiar face as she has worked on a part time basis at DABG for about one year. She is a Master Gardener and earned her BS Degree in Alternative Medicine in 2018 from Everglades University. Caitlyn was born in Dothan and has a special interest in herbs and medicinal plants.

We are excited about this new development and the positive impact these two employees will have upon the Gardens. Both Caitlyn and Josh will work part-time, sharing their talents and enthusiasm for the plant world with us. The next time you are at the Gardens, look them up and say ‘Hello!’.

A native pitcher plant bog has been added to the Demonstration Flower Garden. Alabama is among the most biologically diverse states in the nation, ranking fifth in total biodiversity and first in plants. More About Pitcher Plants

Thanks to the generosity of Earnest Koone III, owner of Lazy-K Nursery Garden Delights, LLC.  He has donated nearly 40 native azaleas which will include 3-5 examples of each azalea species native to Alabama.  Watch as our Azalea Garden expands with these beautiful plants.  Many of our existing native azaleas were donated by Mr. Koone 20 years ago!  More About Native Azaleas

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