Southern Botanical Hosts Chinese Horticulture Exchange Group, Guides Garden Tours


Southern Botanical, Inc. hosted a group of college professors from China as part of an international exchange program developed at Texas A&M University. The program, run by the Texas A&M Department of Horticulture, is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Participants represented several chinese universities, including: Qingdao Agricultural University, Jiangsu Academy of Agriculture Science, Huazhong Agricultural University, Beijing Forestry University, South China Agricultural University, China Agricultural University and Yunnan Academy of Agriculture Science. The group spent the afternoon visiting some of the residential and commercial properties for which Southern Botanical 
provides garden management services. They enjoyed the mild spring 
weather and viewed beautiful and colorful gardens. 

The group is travelling around the state of Texas visiting growers, suppliers and, in the case of Southern Botanical, landscapers. They visited two high-end residential properties and one commercial property. They also received a full facility tour with the overall goal of becoming more familiarized with the green industry in the U.S. Properties featured on the tour represented a range of styles and plantings. They experienced the recently installed native prairie meadows of a local national archive facility, the rambling fairy tale world of a Dallas residence designed to feel like Middle Earth, and sprawling wildflower meadows blended with modern architecture. 

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor 
horticultural d_cor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective: total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, 
communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports community schools and charitable causes.