Adrienne Roethling 

Director of Curation and 

Mission Delivery

Adrienne has managed all horticultural activities at the Garden since 2008.  This includes the nursery, seasonal designs, plant acquisitions, planting, propagation, curation and maintenance, and record-keeping. Adrienne also oversees the operations in areas of programs, finance and administration.  She serves as PJCBG's chief advocate and the spokesperson in the community and is the liaison to the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council.  

Toni Hays

Programs Officer

Since 2011, Toni has managed memberships, corporate events, adult and youth educational programs, as well as the volunteer program.

Josh Williams 

Garden Manager

Josh has worked with the Garden Staff since 2014 to maintain the highest of horticultural standards managing all of our equipment, bed preparation, irrigation and maintenance needs for all Garden displays and spaces as well as the off-site nursery.

Meet our Staff

Lisa Dunlap

Gift Shop Manager

Facilities Rental Coordinator

Before joining the staff, Lisa was a weekly volunteer greeting guests and helping in the Gift Shop.  She became part of the Administrative team in 2019.  She now oversees the daily operations of the Dolores and Wyatt LeFever Garden Gift Shop.  She also coordinates private events, such as parties, corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, and more.

Mainor Melgar


Mainor has been a member of our Horticulture Team since 2014. He oversees all of the daily operations, such as pruning, planting, watering, mulching, and more.  In addition, his attention to detail serves well on Thursdays when you can find him, mowing and edging while performing most of our lawn maintenance.  You can visit the garden and always see him smiling.    

Contact Information

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

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Welcome to our Garden!

215 South Main Street

Kernersville, NC   27284 


Garden Open Daily Dawn until Dusk

Welcome Center and Office Hours 

Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Gift Shop Hours 

Tuesday-Friday; 10:00 am-4:00 pm

While visiting, please . . . 

  • Respect our plants and remain on paths.

  • Keep your children in sight.

  • Pets are not allowed.  Service animals are always welcome.

  • No Smoking.  Keep our Garden smoke and tobacco free.  Tobacco is a threat to our plants.  Discarded cigarettes can cause mulch fires in our garden beds. 

  • Photography is always welcome but should not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests.  Professional photographers, please contact the office to coordinate your visit.

  • Artists are always welcome.  Please contact our office to coordinate your visit.  

  • Please follow any requests made by our Garden staff.

  • Visit the Garden often and please leave the Garden as you found it!