Mike Sikes

Mike Sikes
Horticulturist | Master Gardener



~ Horticulturist, Master Gardener ~

M ike’s degree in horticulture from the University of Georgia led him to a career in the green industry where he helped people and nurseries find the perfect plant, whether in TV interviews, trade shows, talks, or conventions. While doing that, he also spent many weekends grassroots selling-to-the-public in local nurseries, broadening his understanding of both sides of the green industry. He also traveled the world to attend meetings and visit gardens and gardeners. He served as president of Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia twice, president of the Georgia Master Gardener Association, and on the Board of the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Committee.

He now combines his love of plants, the botanical garden, people, books, and art as manager of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia gift shop, which he has transformed into a destination for people seeking plants, gardening books, unique gifts, hand-crafted items, and a friendly, informative conversation. He speaks and teaches throughout Georgia.