Gerald Burgner

Gerald Burgner
Educator, Horticulturist, Landscaping Architecture

 


Biography

~ Educator, Horticulturist, Landscaping Architecture ~


G Gerald Burgner currently works for the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University. From North Carolina State University, Gerald received a Master’s degree in Horticultural Science, a Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate, and a Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching. He also has a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University, where he had the privilege to study the gardens at one of Louisiana’s oldest plantations, Butler Greenwood, still occupied by members of the original family. His undergraduate work was completed at the University of Tennessee in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design with emphasis on landscape design, turf management, and nursery production.

Concerning Gerald’s experience, he has worked as a horticulture consultant and outdoor nursery manager at a local garden center in Baton Rouge, as a garden manager at Live Oak Gardens in New Iberia, LA, and as a garden designer and manager at a private estate, also in Louisiana. For 14 years, he owned and operated his own landscape maintenance company in Johnson City, TN, FloraBurst Horticulture Specialists. Several of his clients requested more sustainable and organic landscape practices, which has increased his interests in this developing field. His research interests are sustainable landscape preferences and practices, ecological restoration in historic landscape preservation, sociohorticulture, and public horticulture.