Leonard Paul - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Leonard Paul

Leonard Paul

, Curator
Leonard Paul is the foreman of the Steinhardt Conservatory and curator of the Tropical Pavilion. After working for many years in the private landscaping business in and around Brooklyn, he started his career here at BBG as an intern in 1993 and was in the first graduating class of the Horticulture Certificate Program. In fall 1993, he joined the newly formed composting department as an instructor and later became a senior instructor for Project Green Reach. In 1999 he joined the Horticulture department as a grounds gardener and was promoted to foreman of grounds in 2005. In 2008 he moved into the greenhouse as foreman of the Steinhardt Conservatory. Leonard’s greatest joy is to interact on a daily basis with the many visitors to BBG who come from all over the world to see this “green oasis” in the heart of Brooklyn. He has been working with plants all his life and cannot imagine doing anything else: “Having plants around me is like having a shield of protection.”

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