Meet The Team

John Whisnant

Executive Director 

jwhisnant@pjcbg.org

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 Advisory Council.

Toni Hays

Programs Officer 

tonihays@pjcbg.org

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.

Adrienne Roethling 

Director of Curation and 

Mission Delivery

adrienne@pjcbg.org

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

Josh Williams 

Garden Manager 

jwilliams@pjcbg.org

Josh works with the Garden Staff to maintain the highest of horticultural standards managing all of 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

Gardener

Mainor oversees all of the daily operations, such as pruning, watering, mulching, etc.  

Kim Babyak 

Receptionist and 

Gift Shop Manager

kbabyak@pjcbg.org

Kim greets visitors to the Garden and oversees the daily business of the Dolores and Wyatt LeFever Garden Gift Shop.

Lynn Adams

Facility Rental Coordinator

rentals@pjcbg.org

Lynn coordinates private events, such as parties, corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, etc.

Lisa Dunlap

Facilities Rental Coordinator

rentals@pjcbg.org

Lisa coordinates private events, such as parties, corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, etc.

Angie Huffman

Development Associate

ahuffman@pjcbg.org

Angie is responsible for fundraising activity for the Garden through donor stewardship, corporate sponsorships, grant writing,

and oversight of Annual Giving Campaign.

Contact Information

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

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

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Welcome to our Garden!

215 South Main Street

Kernersville, NC   27284 

336-996-7888

info@pjcbg.org

Garden Open Daily Dawn until Dusk

Welcome Center and Office Hours 

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

Gift Shop Hours 

Monday-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!