40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Matt Taylor


Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Job Title

Research Coordinator


Two-time winner of the OFA Alex Laurie Award for applied floriculture research; Responsible for management of the research budget, the plant curatorial and records office, Longwood Gardens’ plant conservation and exploration programs, tissue culture and soils labs and multiple research projects


Hobbies: Gardening, skiing, cooking, golf and tailgating before Penn State University football games; Favorite Flick: Happy Gilmore

Fun Facts

Matt and his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, recently purchased a new home and the aspiring handyman is renovating every room in the house himself.

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