Rotary Botanical Gardens is pleased to welcome Michael Jesiolowski as its new Director of Horticulture.
Jesiolowski has spent most of his career at public garden institutions, most recently as Garden Supervisor at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. At Chicago Botanic Garden, where he was Senior Horticulturist, he was responsible for the Entrance Gardens, which encompassed the Visitor's Center, Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden, and the Regenstein Learning Campus. He created the seasonal displays in these areas, spearheaded the creation of gravel garden beds in the Parking Lots, and added hundreds of new taxa to the collection.
Jesiolowski received his formal training through the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture. He also has experience working at The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL), Bernheim Arboretum (Clermont, KY), Epic Systems (Verona, WI), and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
As Director of Horticulture, Jesiolowski will lead horticulture staff and volunteers, where they will balance the creation of display gardens, with building plant collections with diversity.
About Rotary Botanical Gardens: Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, Rotary Botanical Gardens is an award-winning 20-acre, non-profit botanic showcase with over 26 different garden styles and 4,000 varieties of plants. Visitors to the Gardens may enjoy guided garden tours, shopping, and a variety of educational classes and programs. The elegant facility is also available for special event rentals. For more information about the Garden, please visit www.rotarybotanicalgardens.org/