Grounds Manager for Dow Gardens / Senior Horticulturist
Scott Schultheis has worked at Dow Gardens since 1991. He is a graduate of Ferris State University and holds degrees in both Ornamental Horticulture and Applied Biology. His work roles include various aspects of Floriculture, Horticulture, Greenhouse Management and Plant Production for the Gardens. Those greenhouse responsibilities include both the planning and producing the more than 28,000 annual bedding plants which our visitors enjoy each summer, as well as, growing numerous specialized seasonal crops for Conservatory display and Gift Shop. Some of these plants include visitor favorites like festive poinsettias, spring Easter lilies, Cyclamen and the numerous colorful annuals for the yearly Butterfly House. Scotts outdoor horticultural role on the grounds, includes management of the gardens surrounding the Pines Estate and Color Garden. In those areas, he designs, installs and manages the seasonal flower beds, as well as maintaining a host of trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses. During his tenure, Scott has also played a key role in our Annual Bedding Plant Evaluation publication.