June 6, 2022 Lisa Bartlett Smith Gilbert Gardens

Lisa Bartlett is the Garden Manager for Smith-Gilbert Gardens. She is responsible for maintaining the over 4,000 species collection of plants. The collection ranges from rare herbaceous perennials to rare and unusual trees including one of the largest collections of Bonsai in the Southeast. She created the award-winning Butterfly Exhibit at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in 2017 and in 2018 Lisa created a first - of its kind in Georgia - Crevice Garden.  Lisa also served on the board of The American Hydrangea Society and is in the process of what she hopes will be a Nationally recognized collection of Hydrangea. She also had her own call in, gardening radio show, called Green and Grow.  Lisa hasn’t always been in horticulture, before following her passion for plants she was a talent agent for stand-up comedians; Jeff Foxworthy was once one of her clients!

Posted by Bill White
June 7, 2022


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