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Scott Beuerlein is the Manager of Botanical Garden Outreach at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. He is heavily involved in running the Zoo’s Botanical Garden educational programs, various plant trialing programs, the Zoo’s Best Plants for Pollinators brand, and the Plant for Pollinators Challenge.

Scott is also a garden writer and horticultural speaker. He has published hundreds of articles and columns in publications such as Horticulture Magazine, State by State’s Ohio Gardener (and other related State and regional magazines), and American Nurseryman. He is a Partner in the Garden Rant blogsite and contributes a blog monthly. He also writes the Deeper Roots column for Horticulture Magazine 

In 2019, Scott was awarded gold medals by the International Association of Garden and also received the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati’s Building Community Award.

He is the current Chair of the Boone County Arboretum Collections Committee, past Chairman of Taking Root, past President of the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, and Past Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council.   

He is an ONLA Certified Landscape Technician and an ISA Certified Arborist, and lives and gardens with his wife, Michele, a nervous, old, blind dog, and a cold-hearted cat who openly plots their doom. 


Stuff I am, Did, Or Do

  • Chairperson, Boone County Arboretum Collections Committee  (
  • Board Member/Founding Chair of Taking Root  (
  • Board Member/Past-President, CFGA ( 
  • Board Member/Past Chair Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry (
  • ​Past Chair Rare Plant Auction, Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati
  • Member, International Plant Propagators Society Public Relations Committee
  • Member, Garden Writers of America
  • Member, Green Industry Conference Planning Committee
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • ONLA Certified Landscape Technician