As a graduate horticulturist with years of experience, Gary Alan’s quality work has brought outstanding recognition in the field of horticulture. When considering a path at the beginning of his career Gary knew that his desire to work outdoors would narrow his career choices. He learned that the University of Florida had a program offering a Major in Ornamental Horticulture. With that, his goal was set!
In 1979, just one term before graduating, Walt Disney World recruited some students to their Tree Farm Nursery in preparation of the EPCOT project soon to begin. Gary was selected to be part of this team.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture, it was back to Disney World to begin his career.
After several years of valuable experience at Disney World, Gary realized that his true desire was to practice the design aspect of landscaping.
Soon after returning to his home town of Jacksonville, Florida, he started a design company which grew to encompass installation, irrigation and maintenance.
Noticing that so many projects were deserving of before and after pictures, he was drawn to the concept of a landscape show where he could show the project’s progress from beginning to end.