For Immediate Release 10/20/14
Contact: Charlotte Fox, (907) 903-0450
The Alaska Botanical Garden Names Robin Dublin Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Alaska Botanical Garden hired Robin Dublin as its new executive director. Dublin begins her duties in late October.
Most recently Ms. Dublin was executive director at the Alaska Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE Alaska), where she oversaw a consortium of five partners working together to increase ocean science literacy. Prior to joining COSEE, Ms. Dublin was head of the Greenbelt Conservancy in New York City. There she oversaw the organization responsible for the 2,800 greenbelt, New York City’s second largest park.
“We are excited to have Robin join our organization,” said Charlotte Fox, president of the ABG Board of Directors. “Robin’s energy and commitment to growing our public garden will help us reach the next step in our development.”
Ms. Dublin assumes the Botanical Garden role from Julianne McGuinness who leaves the Garden after 7 ½ years to pursue writing, consulting, and farming opportunities. During her tenure, Ms. McGuinness has been responsible for numerous improvements at the Garden including new gardens and infrastructure growth.
About the Garden
The Alaska Botanical Garden features northern horticulture and native plants on a 110-acre space at the base of the Chugach foothills near Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage. After opening to the public in 1993, the Garden now features hardy perennial gardens, Lile’s Garden, a Rock garden, Herb garden, new Heritage Garden, Junior Master Gardener Plot, Wildflower Trail, and Lowenfels Family Nature Trail. Much of the area, including the nature trails, remains natural.
The garden is dedicated to enhancing the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research. Current projects include building new greenhouses with composting toilets and a Heritage Garden in celebration of Anchorage’s 2015 centennial.