June 15, 2020
SHARING PUBLIC GARDENS DURING A PANDEMIC Shauna Moore Today we chat with Shauna Moore, the Horticultural Supervisor of Colonial Park Gardens in Somerset County, New Jersey. She is also the curator of the beautiful Rudolf van der Goot Rose Garden. Shauna takes us behind the scenes of dealing with a pandemic as you work to make public gardens available to the public safely in a time when they need them the most. About Shauna... Shauna Moore is an enthusiastic rosarian who works as the Horticulture Supervisor for Somerset County Park Commission and Colonial Park Gardens where she curates the internationally acclaimed Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota in Horticulture Science and Landscape Architecture. Shauna's love has always been roses–particularly the old, rare, prickly, fragrant ones– and focuses hard on public enjoyment and the care and cultivation of roses. She is a member of a number of rose groups and societies. She currently resides in Lambertville, NJ with her two dogs and a guy named James. About the Rudolf W. van der Goot Garden... The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden is one acre in size and contains more than 3,000 roses of 325 varieties. As an accredited All-America Rose Selections (AARS) display garden, it is entitled to display AARS award-winning roses one year before their release to the public. The garden was named in honor of Rudolf W. van der Goot, the first horticulturist with the Somerset County Park Commission, as a tribute to his efforts in designing and developing the garden. Link to more information here... https://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksFacilities/colonial/RoseGarden.html
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