I am the owner and director of a private arboretum and botanical garden just east of Knoxville, TN. Eventually, we hope to open the gardens to the public. Right now, the project is in its early stages, and any help, ideas, or suggestions would be welcomed! I've served on various boards/committees at local public gardens, am a member of various plant/gardening groups (American Conifer Society, Northern Nut Growers Association, Species Iris Group of North America, etc.), and enjoy many outdoor activities like hiking.