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  • 215 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
  • Gardens Open Daily: Dawn until Dusk
  • Call now to schedule a tour: 336-996-7888

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Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is conveniently located at
215 South Main Street in Kernersville, North Carolina.

For more information or have any questions, please give complete the form on this page or give us a call at 336-996-7888.

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Our Talented Staff

  • John Whisnant

    Executive Director
    John oversees the operations in areas of programs, finance and administration. He serves as PJCBG's chief advocate and the spokesperson in the community and is the liaison to the Board of Directors and the Board of Advisors.
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    Development Officer

    The Development Officer is responsible for fundraising activity for the Garden through donor stewardship, corporate sponsorships, grant writing and oversight of our Annual Giving Campaign. 

  • Toni Hays

    Programs Officer

    Toni works directly with the Executive Director while managing the Garden's memberships, private events, adult and youth programs as well as the volunteer program.

  • Lynn Adams

    Facility Rental Coordinator

    The Facility Rental Coordinator coordinates facility rentals such as wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, corporate events, etc.

  • Anna Marie Price

    Facility Rental Coordinator

    The Facility Rental Coordinator coordinates facility rentals such as wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, corporate events, etc.

  • Kim Babyak

    Receptionist/Gift Shop Manager
  • Adrienne Roethling

    Director of Curation and Mission Delivery

    Adrienne manages all horticultural activities at the Garden and the PJCBG nursery, including seasonal designs, plant acquisition, planting, propagation, curation and maintenance, and record-keeping.

  • Josh Williams

    Garden Manager

    Josh works with the Garden Staff to maintain the highest of horticultural standards managing all our equipment, display preparation, irrigation and maintenance needs for all garden displays and spaces as well as the off-site nursery production space at PJCBG.

  • Mainor Melgar


    The Gardener oversees all of daily operations, such as pruning, watering, mulching, etc.

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Board of Directors

  • David Ciener

    Genuine Car Care Center Kernersville, NC
  • Greg Ciener

    Vice President
    PCI Builders Kernersville, NC
  • Joe Pinnix

    Prudential Carolinas Realty Kernersville, NC
  • Duane Long

    Long Insurance Services Kernersville, NC
  • Ron Cloer

  • Joellen Parks

  • Patty Stone

  • Jane Veach

    Tri-City Real Estate Company Kernersville, NC

Board of Advisors