David Price

David Price

Bok Tower Gardens

President, Bok Tower Gardens

Worked in the public garden field since 1984.

He graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Botany. His interest in nature, history, and art led him to a career in public horticulture, where he first managed a historic plantation and gardens in Charleston, SC. For twenty years, he was Director of Horticulture at Bok Tower Gardens. In 2007, he was appointed President of the Gardens, where he helped revitalize the Gardens for relevancy and long-term sustainability and led a $16M capital campaign for the largest expansion in the Gardens’ history. David is an accomplished wildlife sculptor in bronze and stone. His work is represented in private and public collections, galleries, group, and individual shows and received numerous awards.   He is a photographer of nature and gardens and has been published in national magazines. He has served on national and local public garden and conservation boards. He is past President and a founding board member of the een Horizon Land Trust, which has preserved over 6,000 acres of conservation lands in central Florida. As a child, he lived in Spain and later in Tunisia, where he was in the US Peace Corps. He has been married for 42 years to Catherine, and they have a son, Stefan.

A Sense of Place in a Landscape Garden

Discovery Center

Bok Tower Gardens was begun over a hundred years ago in 1922 as a vision by Edward Bok and designed by landscape architect Fredric Law Olmsted Jr. to create a landscape of a meditative garden and nature sanctuary. Using mainly native plants, Olmsted created a sense of place by incorporating an existing sandhill habitat. Over […]