Mr. David Gunn
David Gunn, Missouri Botanical Garden Rosarian, is combining his passion for roses with his desire to garden without chemicals. The result is two of the country’s most significant rose gardens – the Gladney Rose Garden, which has been existence since 1917, and the Lehmann Rose Garden, established in 1976 – that will be operating as organically as possible in this new era of sustainability and responsible stewardship. In fact, the Lehmann garden is undergoing renovations in 2012/2013 so that all flowerbeds will feature new roses and leaf mulch. It will also showcase the history of the rose as a walking plant museum from pre-historic to old-fashioned to modern roses. David also has been instrumental in the development of a new David Austin Rose Test Garden, which will be unveiled in 2013.