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Val Carlton


Articulate, experienced and highly educated perennial specialist, with expertise in formal garden design, greenhouse, and “collections” management, aquatics and hydroponics, strategic planning. And, numerous areas of landscape management and estate management, with attention to “Green Industry” compliance and advancements…


Ornamental Plant Grower, Propagator for Kurt Bluemel, Inc.: 2740 Greene Lane, Baldwin, Maryland 6/1994 to 4/1996
Proprietor, Greenhouse Manager, Farm/Estate management, Landscape Designer for Carlton Nurseries: Carlton Farm, Greene Lane, Baldwin, Maryland 4/1996-9/2001
Apprentice, Hosta Hybridizer; Arthur Wrede: The Azlea Patch and Ladew Gardens, Harford County Maryland. 1996-1999
Assistant Greenhouse Manager for Floral Plant Growers (NB), Inc.: Rising Sun, Maryland, 10/2001 -5/2002.
BUCK MEADOW Estate, Gardens Manager: Rhinebeck, New York, 12/2010- 12/2015
Merrifield Garden Centers : Fairfax, Virginia, 4/2017- 11/2018
Meadows Farms Landscaping Chantilly, Virginia, 5/2019- the present’


Top Maryland Sedum Wholesaler, Carlton Nurseries, Baldwin, Maryland. 1997-2001.
Designed, installed, maintained, and gave gardening tours through many specialty gardens, aquatic plant farming, and wetlands delineation management at Carlton Nurseries and Farm. 1996-2001.
Assisted renown Hosta Hybridizer, Arthur Wrede, with design and initialization of a permanent perineal shade garden for Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsvile, Maryland, 21111, 1998. (
Worked with Baltimore City Planners, Engineers, and Senior Landscape Architects to Redesign, and Develop Baltimore City Parkland during my graduate internship in Landscape Architecture via Morgan State University. 2005.
Developed and taught Perineal Propagation Workshops for underprivileged children from Aberdeen Elementary School’s CPS Program. Carlton Nurseries, Baldwin, Maryland. 1996-1997
Lead landscape crews of disabled adults for Melwood ( ) and NAMI ( ) 1997-1998


Delmarva Hosta Society
The American Hosta Society
The Delaware Hosta Society
The American Sedum Society
The Federated Garden Club of Maryland, District III

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