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San Antonio Zoo - Curator Of Horticulture Resume Example

Savannah Hughes
XXXXX XXXXXXXX XX, San Antonio, TX 78260
Professional Summary

Seasoned Horticulture Manager with more than 40 years of experience in fast-paced Horticulture Field of Golf Course Management, Field Growing of Thousands of Hybridized Plants and Public Gardens Management.  Excellent Horticulture  and Management skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in Garden Design and Overseeing of a Variety of Construction Projects.

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Operation Monitoring and Control
  • Operation Analysis
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Negotiating with Outside Contractors
  • Experience With Local Contractors
  • Experience With Blue Prints 
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Manage Building and Construction Projects
  • Landscape Equipment and Mechanics
  • Equipment Selection
  • Horticulture Expertise
  • Landscape Design
  • Experience With Local Landscape Nurseries
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Interacting with Governmental Departments
Curator of Horticulture Jul 2012Present San Antonio Zoo San Antonio, TX Oversee all operations directly related to the Horticulture Department. This includes, but not limited to the budget, equipment needs and purchases, personnel, landscape design and installation for both zoo campus and animal theme displays. Responsibilities also require the interactions with a variety of San Antonio City Departments, including Parks and Recreations, and Development Services. The San Antonio Zoo is a 503-(c).
Director of Horticulture Oct 1990May 2010 Cantigny Museum and Gardens Wheaton, IL Cantigny is a 150 acre public garden and grounds plus a 27 hole golf course located on the 500 acre estate of the late Robert R McCormick. Responsibilities included  horticulture operations for the entire 500 acres, a $1.5 mil. budget, 18,000 sq. ft. greenhouses, 10 acres of formal  garden displays, golf course and grounds new construction growth and development. Responsible for water systems, hardscapes and public parking lots. Responsibilities also included interaction with the Dupage County Departments for construction permits. Cantigny is a 503-(c).
Trial Gardens and Grounds Manager Jan 1977Oct 1990 Ball Seed Company West Chicago, IL Ball Seed Company is the largest wholesale supplier of plant seeds and horticulture related products in the world. Responsibilities included all horticulture activities related to the 50 acres trial gardens, grounds and on- site arboretum. 
Golf Course Superintendent May 1974Nov 1976 Oak Ridge and Northfield Golf Courses Gill and Northfield, Ma

After graduating from college I accepted the position as Superintendent at the Oak Ridge Golf Course then moving to the Northfield Golf Course as the Superintendent until 1976 when I accepted a position with the Ball Seed Company.

Associate of Applied Science: Turf Management May 1974 University of MA. Stockpile School of Agriculture Amherst, MA
Associate of Applied Science: Liberal Arts May 1972 Greenfield Community College Greenfield, MA

Member of the Texas Nurseryman's Landscape Association, American Public Gardens Association, Association of Zoological Horticulture, Advisory Board of Palo Alto College. 

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Previous Companies:

  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Cantigny Museum and Gardens
  • Ball Seed Company

Previous Job Positions:

  • Curator of Horticulture
  • Director of Horticulture
  • Trial Gardens and Grounds Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent


  • University of MA. Stockpile School of Agriculture
  • Greenfield Community College

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science

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