As Director of Gardens and Grounds for Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens since 2012, Danielle L. Green is responsible for the development and management of the Zoo's botanical gardens, animal exhibit construction and landscapes, botanical education programs, and facility operations. A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Danielle has been working with plants professionally for over 20 years, including 11 years as Curator of Horticulture at Zoo Atlanta. Her gardens have ranged from residential gardens to Lowland Gorillas habitats, Tiger forests, and Florida Panther hardwood hammocks.
Seeking the eternal recipe for creating a destination landscape to transport each guest to their favorite oasis or create the perfect exhibit for amazing animals is the goal of each workday. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Christopher Newport University, is a certified arborist and the President of the Association of Zoological Horticulture.