We are excited to announce that Delen Kitchen has just joined our team as our new Member Services Coordinator!
Delen’s Fast Facts
- Hometown: Portland area
- Education: B.S. of Urban Horticulture, Arizona State University
- Favorite season: Winter is under-appreciated, but who doesn’t love the sun?
- Favorite plant: The weirder, the better. Carnivorous, parasitic and strange-looking plants (ex: Voodoo Lily)
- Garden blog: Plant Propoganda
Kitchen comes to the Garden with a background in horticulture, nursery management, garden blogging and retail services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Horticulture from Arizona State University and has interned at both The Oregon Garden and the San Diego Botanic Garden.
An Oregonian at heart, Kitchen has recently returned to the area after spending two years in San Diego managing an independent retail nursery. Her enthusiasm for plants and the outdoors lends itself to a passion for public gardens and garden community.
Kitchen’s role at the Garden includes welcoming new members, planning member-only events, and managing Garden University workshops and Junior Gardener’s Club events. She looks forward to expanding member benefits through private tours and special events as well as strengthening connections with local nurseries and garden experts.
Her contagious excitement and wealth of garden knowledge will be welcome assets to the Garden. Stay tuned for exciting member opportunities by visiting our Membership page.