CareerNext Summit 2017 | Karl Gercens
Crafting an Enviable Career in Horticulture
Some of us are lucky to have secured a career in a garden that offers everything one could hope for. As a budding horticulturist, what are some of the things you can do to ensure that you are skilled and marketable for the career that you want? Join me as I take you from my humble roots in Mississippi to Walt Disney World in Florida, Filoli Estate in California and finally to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania with 30 countries and 2,500 gardens visited in between!
Conservatory Horticulturist, Longwood Gardens
Karl Gercens III developed his passion for horticulture on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta. His formal education at Mississippi State University and practical experience in Florida and California secured a conservatory horticulturist position at Longwood Gardens. Since 1998 Karl has been involved in the design, installation and maintenance of the world-renown displays under glass. An aggressive travel schedule has allowed Karl to visit thousands of gardens around the world to gather ideas, images and inspiration which he funnels into classes and displays at Longwood or lectures around the globe.