My Town: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Hires New Horticulture Manager

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CLEVELAND, Ohio—It’s a big job taking care of the plants, flowers and trees on the nearly 200 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. New horticulture manager Christopher Lowe is up for the task and was welcomed to the Zoo this week to oversee the horticulture staff and operations.

“A number of things made me want to come to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,” Lowe said. “The depth of involvement that brings people, animals and plants together here, for one, not to mention the conservation message and the fact that as a horticulturist, you simply want people to see your work.”

Lowe was the director of horticulture and facilities at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus. He currently lives in Johnstown, Ohio with his wife and 14-month-old daughter.