Amy Highland is Curator for the United States Botanic Garden plant collection. She brings a wealth of botanical knowledge, especially in North American native plants. With almost two decades of public garden experience, she has an extensive background in plant collecting, having made more than 20 collecting trips throughout the Eastern Temperate Forests ecoregion with over 300 collections. Before joining the USBG, she was Director of Collections and Conservation Lead at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware. Highland is co-author of “The Conservation Status of Trillium in North America” and “The Flora of Delaware” and has authored and co-authored many journal publications.

Amy has lectured and taught extensively on subjects ranging from native plants to collections management and conservation and has served on regional and national committees and colloquia regarding native plants, plant conservation, and plant collections, including recently serving as chair of the Plant Collections Network for the American Public Gardens Association.  She holds a degree in Public Horticulture from Purdue University.