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Speaker: Paul B. Redman

Everybody needs beauty, especially now when we humans decide what parts of nature to keep and what parts to destroy. Once we learn to see – and feel – the beauty that surrounds us we’ll better understand what’s worth saving and why.

Paul B. Redman is an award-winning leader of public gardens, known for his dedication to the beauty and sustainability of gardens and to the training of future generations of horticulture professionals. For the last 13 years, he has led one of the great gardens of world to record-setting attendance, revenue, and horticultural and artistic excellence. This has resulted in Longwood Gardens becoming the most visited public garden in North America and the most visited cultural attraction in Philadelphia, outside of the many free attractions. Paul has been working and studying in the field of public horticulture for more than 25 years. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University.

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