About Metro Hort

Metro Hort Group, Inc. is an association of horticulture professionals practicing in the New York Tri-State region. Our members are active in the worlds of public and private horticulture; we are landscape architects, designers, arborists, growers, educators, contractors, garden writers and every specialty in between. We create and deliver a greener New York. We sponsor meetings, lectures, workshops and field trips geared to common interests, with a focus on education, networking and socializing.

Our members gather to share ideas, information and employment opportunities. Each member receives a detailed listing in our online membership directory, an invaluable resource for horticulture professionals. Membership in Metro Hort Group offers the opportunity to stay connected in these challenging economic times.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Metro Hort Group, visit our membership page.

Board of Directors 2024

  • Stephanie Lucas, President
  • Richard Hayden, Vice President
  • Scott Vonderheide, Secretary
  • Camilla McFadden, Treasurer
  • Rowan Blaik
  • Joseph Charap
  • Ben Flanner
  • Duncan Himmelman
  • Evelyn Manlove
  • Shanti Nagel
  • Matthew Morrow
  • Rashid Poulson
  • Richard M. Smith
  • Julie Tan
  • Kimberly Tryba
  • Jossue Velasquez
  • Toshi Yano
  • Lynden B. Miller, Emeritus Board member
  • Pamela Moulton, Emeritus Board member
  • Charles Yurgalevitch, Ph.D., Emeritus Board member
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  • Bob Hyland, Plant-O-Rama Co-Manager
  • Melanie Hardcastle, Plant-O-Rama Co-Manager