Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Hires First Executive Director

Photo Credit: Virginia Hamrick Photography

We’re thrilled to announce that Jill Trischman-Marks has been selected as the Garden’s first Executive Director.

Jill is a practicing landscape architect with more than 30-years experience in design and construct processes for gardens and outdoor spaces. Additionally, she brings nearly 20 years of practical business experience from running her own landscape operation. Jill has been a resident of Charlottesville since 1989, when she moved here to pursue a graduate degree in landscape architecture at UVA.

Jill is no stranger to the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont family, having served as a member of the Board of Directors, as well as Development and Design Committees, among other important roles.

She was selected through a competitive process that considered candidates from across the country. The Board of Directors felt Jill’s history with the organization, local network and business experience would best drive the Garden’s future.

Jill will officially assume her position on September 1. She will be working from the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont’s new offices at the Enterprise Center, 401 E Market Street, Ste. 25, Charlottesville, VA 22906.