Houston Botanic Garden (HBG) is pleased to welcome Brent Moon as horticulture manager. Brent will work closely with the vice president of horticulture, Joy Columbus, to help with construction oversight and the development of the horticulture team that will maintain HBG once construction is complete in fall 2020. Once open, Brent will be responsible for the maintenance of HBG and will support the HGB education department.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brent to the horticulture team,” Joy Columbus, vice president of horticulture said. “His impressive experience and botanical knowledge will be essential in making Houston Botanic Garden a world-class garden.”
As horticulture manager, Moon will contribute in the development of HBG’s design and plant selection, assess the progress of construction work and ultimately manage the long-term, day to day maintenance of the garden upon its completion.
Moon previously served as the senior superintendent for the horticulture department at the City of Houston where he managed the horticulture program and downtown ground maintenance, including landscaping and plant inventory. Additionally, Moon gained experience working with the Missouri Botanical Garden as a horticulturist where he oversaw maintenance on 10 acres of the 79-acre garden. Moon received his Bachelor of Science in agriculture with a specialization in horticulture from Murray State University.
“I am excited to be part of the team that will build Houston Botanic Garden from the ground up,” Moon said. “Once open, the Garden will be a great cultural asset to the Houston community and will educate visitors about plants all around the country.”
Set to open in fall of 2020, HBG will support the conservation of plant diversity from Houston and around the world and inspire an appreciation of our precious natural world, creating an opportunity for people to connect with plants.