Amy Gard’ner
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Amy Gard’ner


Syngenta Flowers

Job Title

Product Manager


  • Helped establish new product development process in the United States for a global breeding company based in Europe — including setting up and managing trial locations in Georgia, Florida and California. Two notable vinca series were developed as a result of her work.
  • Was instrumental in developing the Vegetalis home garden vegetable assortment and selecting vegetable hybrids that performed for growers and consumers alike.


Outside of the Greenhouse: During her downtime, Amy enjoys sailing, bee keeping, hiking and gardening (of course!). She also enjoys horseback riding. “Horseback riding was my first love and I used to train horses for a living.”

Fun Facts

Welcome to 2020, Asher! Amy and her husband Jake welcomed their first son, Asher Jude, into the world in the summer of 2020.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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