We are delighted to announce the appointment of Philip Smith as the new Executive Director of the West Virginia Botanic Garden.

 The West Virginia Botanic Garden has named Philip Smith as its fourth executive director. While first incorporated in 1983, the 85-acre property became home to WVBG in June of 2000.

“There is so much excitement about how much we have grown since the Tibbs Run property became home to the WVBG. I can’t begin to express what an honor and privilege it is to help lead us into our next season,” Smith said. “We should be proud of those who helped shape the Garden into one of the state’s signature tourism locations. As I look over our Master Plan, I can envision how much more amazing this place will become. It is central to this vision that you, the public, are part of that story. The coming years are foundational in shaping a more vibrant story for the Garden.”

“I know you care about your local community. I want to encourage everyone to establish a legacy for it that lasts. Creating more beautiful, educational, and inspirational public spaces will give joy for generations. It will also inspire countless personal journeys into making our world healthier. The West Virginia Botanic Garden addresses this in a uniquely better way. Through your volunteering and giving, a foundation is being laid that will last for years.

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