Lori Fry
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Lori Fry


Tulsa Botanic Garden

Job Title

Nursery and Plant Collections Manager


  • Recipient of the Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association Green Industry Professional Award.
  • Due to pandemic, TBG’s in-person plant sale had to pivot to online-only sales format and sold more plants than ever as Lori’s passion helped bring marketing, horticulture, and retail staff together to meet and exceed sales goals.


One Quiet Hobby; One Not So Quiet: When she’s not working, Lori is an avid quilter and makes at least one quilt a month. She is also learning how to play the bagpipes.

Fun Facts

A Family Promise: Last year, Lori wrote a book about her Great Uncle Bert. It was no easy undertaking since she knew very little about him but “when my grandmother was dying, she made me promise her that I would not forget her beloved brother.”

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