Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Landscape Horticulture at Four Seasons Resort
Manager

Manager of Landscape Horticulture at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Over 38 years of landscape design, installation and leadership experience in U.S. and Canadian theme parks, including three years at an educational farm in northeastern Ohio

Mark Russell is Manager of Landscape Horticulture at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. He studied psychology at Kent State University and horticulture at The Ohio State University. He led horticulture teams at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks in Cleveland, Orlando, and Tampa, and provided landscape design for Six Flags parks in Montreal and New Orleans. He spent two years with Cherrylake Inc. working exclusively with Florida native plants Mark is an avid beekeeper of 28 years and designs landscapes that support pollinators and revive our native Florida ecosystems.

The Landscape Revival with Native PlantsĀ 

Discovery Center

The goal of this talk is to inspire you and increase your curiosity regarding the many ways to utilize our versatile Florida natives to create dynamic and stunning gardens ranging from formal to wild. Understanding how our ecosystems function will guide us and inspire us. We will address soil/site conditions and mitigation strategies, as well […]

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