Director, Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA
Carol Bornstein is Director of the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where she oversees the long-term care and development of this newly created, 3.5-acre habitat for urban wildlife.
For nearly 30 years, she was horticulturist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. As co-author of two books, the national award-winning California Native Plants for the Garden and Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs, she championed the benefits of designing gardens in harmony with nature. She continues to advocate for sustainable, regionally appropriate landscaping and to share her knowledge of plants native to California and other mediterranean climate regions through her writing, teaching, and design work.