Longwood Gardens’ Grower Named to Prestigious Castle’s Board of Directors
Juergen Steininger, specialty grower at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa., is the first international appointment to the board of directors of the Hidden Gardens Foundation of Castle Keukenhof in the Netherlands. Estate Keukonhof is a romantic garden with a historic castle situated on a 500-acre estate. The board of directors of the Hidden Gardens of Castle Keukenhof is a governing body within the estate that oversees the estate grounds including land, forests, waterways, formal and informal landscapes and the show and trial gardens. Steininger has been with Longwood Gardens since 2001, where he is responsible for under-glass and outdoor crop production. He grows a wide assortment of horticultural crops for use in the display gardens and conservatories, including spring bulb and pot crops such as hybrid lilies, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, freesia and amaryllis, as well as pot crops including Meconopsis, Peonia and many others. Prior to joining Longwood, Steininger was a product manager for Novartis and held horticulture roles with firms in Hawaii and Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Science in Horticulture, both from Ohio State University. For more information on Longwood Gardens and the Estate Keukonhof, visit www.longwoodgardens.org and www.verborgentuinenkasteelkeukenhof.nl.