|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
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