Nicholas Staddon-Horticultural Consultant, spokesperson for TreeTown USA and former Director of New Plants, Monrovia
Nicholas Staddon has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers, and professional plant explorers for 25 years, scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world. Born in England, Nicholas received credentials in Agricultural Science from Otley Agricultural College. When he first arrived in the U.S. he managed garden centers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, “where the vistas will move your heart and the gardening will break it,” he says. He went on to work for Monrovia Growers for 27 years, 15 of which as the leader of the New Plant program. Nicholas resides in Southern California and is working with TreeTown USA as their Spokesperson and Plantsman, supporting their marketing and new plant introduction programs. He is a sought-after speaker and guest for gardening television and radio shows across the country. He works closely with professional garden writers, providing information on plants and sharing his views on garden trends and more. He has created a series of informative ‘Plant Savvy’ videos, available on YouTube, and recently partnered with Kellogg Garden Products for a video series on soil and soil amendments for the garden and landscape. Nicholas is proud to be professionally affiliated with the Royal Horticulture Society, Plant California Alliance, and AmericanHort. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Mediterranean Garden Society of Southern California, Mount San Antonio College Agricultural Sciences program, Climate Ready Landscape Plants, a USDA SCMP Project, and Cal-HIP (California Horticultural Invasives Prevention), which is a voluntary partnership to help gardeners and the horticultural industry to proactively address the problem of invasive plants in the trade.