For over 25 years, Dr. Todd Beasley has been connecting people to plants through his work in horticulture and education. He has held senior leadership positions at several nationally recognized botanical gardens. With his wealth of experience, he lent his expertise as a consultant to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, assisting them in reopening the Orchid Conservatory and leading the Perennial Garden renovations, post-pandemic. He also collaborated with Chris Hoffman at Cape Fear Botanical Garden on several projects. Todd is always glad to share his knowledge and make a positive impact wherever he can!Beyond his horticultural expertise, Todd is a devoted educator. He’s nurtured intellects in Columbia, South Carolina, teaching environmental science and horticulture, and shared his wisdom as a clinical professor at the University of South Carolina’s College of Education. Todd’s commitment to inspiring future generations of gardening enthusiasts is unwavering. His involvement in SEED, a nationally recognized student gardening program, brought the 2016 American Horticultural Society’s National Children and Youth Garden Symposium to Columbia, SC, and he co-wrote the proposal for the 2023 symposium in Knoxville, TN.Todd’s love of horticulture and innovative spirit led him to establish an eco-friendly garden design and consulting firm and an interpretive, traveling exhibition company focusing on the intricate link between plants and culture.We are thrilled to announce Dr. Todd Beasley as the new director of the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University.