Director of Horticulture
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mark Konlock joined the Green Bay Botanical Garden as director of horticulture in 2005. Since then he has developed and designed 11.5 acres of new gardens, redesigned or re-invigorated existing gardens, and established GBBG as a regional center for horticultural trial research. Along the way, he’s mentored nearly 100 college interns.
As a designer, Mark draws on degrees in civil engineering (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and ornamental horticulture (University of Wisconsin-River Falls). His plant-savvy additions have expanded the Garden’s permanent plant collection from nearly 7,000 plants to well over 70,000. He’s particularly fond of spring flowering bulbs, flowering trees and shrubs, and native plants. “We focus on providing year-round interest and draw visitors in all seasons,” says Mark, “Things definitely evolve, month by month. People who walk the Garden regularly swear that it even looks different day by day.”