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The San Diego County Flower & Plant Association (SDCF&PA) awarded the Industry Icon Award at its Awards Dinner on July 22. This year’s award, which recognizes exemplary contributions to the county’s horticulture industry, goes to Julian Duval, longtime leader of the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Julian was the first Executive Director of Quail Botanical Gardens (now San Diego Botanic Garden, SDBG). As a longtime zoo curator and director, he developed an appreciation of floras and faunas from countries including the United States, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, before taking over SDBG.

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