Leigh Anne Lomax is currently the Botanical Garden and Horticulture Manager for Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art. She has been with Cheekwood for a year and a half. Prior to coming to Cheekwood, Leigh Anne served as Associate Director of Horticulture for Audubon Park and Zoo in New Orleans for nine years. She relocated to Nashville with her family following Hurricane Katrina. She graduated with a B.S. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. She is originally from East Tennessee and while growing, spent a lot of time in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park where she developed a love of the natural world. Leigh Anne is truly passionate about public gardening and especially loves sharing the gift of plants with others.