Kate learns from Ruby about the Bigleaf Magnolias

Images on this page by Shannon Davis


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Executive Director

Before joining the Garden as a staff person, Kate learned firsthand about the workings of Woodlands while on the Board.  She worked as the Adult Education Manager at Trees Atlanta after graduating from the Longwood Graduate Program with the University of Delaware.  Kate is thrilled to be back in the public garden world and learning as much as she can about this hidden gem full of native beauties!  Come visit soon and get her out of the office often…


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Garden Manager

Ruby volunteered at Woodlands for a year before being hired as Garden Manager in June 2006.  She is a native Atlantan, a former elementary school art teacher, a Lifetime DeKalb County Master Gardener and a garden designer. She lives in downtown Decatur. She retired from this position in December 2016.