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Meet Our Staff
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Adrienne Roethling


Adrienne has been with the Botanical Garden since 2008. She oversees all aspects of the Displays including interpretation, labeling, and permanent and seasonal plant acquisitions.  Recently, she has joined the Administrative Staff overseeing day to day operations. A contributor to "Seasons at Ciener", Yadkin Valley Magazine, the Martha Stewart Living blog and more. 

Kristin Hennig

Programs Coordinator 

Kristin leads our memberships, education, and volunteers programs, and coordinates the gardens newsletter and monthly updates.

She manages our Garden Shop operations and social media needs as well. 

Josh Williams

Garden Manager

 Since 2013, Josh’s interest lies strongly in the art of plants and mastering the training of the espaliers, topiaries, and manicured borders such as pleaching and hedging. He oversees all irrigation, organic practices, leads tours and works with the community. Josh has led a group of students, volunteers and part time staff over his course of many years as Garden Manager.

Diana Day

Facility Rental Coordinator


Diana is tasked to ensure special experiences for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, dinner parties and more.  Diana has also taken a strong interest in learning all aspects of the garden and you will find her capturing the beauty and filling in with Programs, Garden Shop and more.


Trish Sprague


A volunteer since 2008, Trish always had an interest in gardening and joined the garden staff shortly after retiring as a Teacher's Assistant.  She has many talents, but painting is her passion and one will see her artwork scattered throughout the garden.


Mainor Melgar


Mainor has been with the Garden since 2013 and always wears a smile. On Thursdays, you'll catch him mowing and trimming but he always performs all garden maintenance on the 7 acre property.

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