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Peter E. Kukielski

Peter E. Kukielski is the former curator of Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at New York Botanical Garden. He implemented a 2007 renovation project of the garden with a new mission based on disease resistance and sustainability. Under Peter's leadership, the garden received the Rose Garden Hall of Fame Award for 2010 and was voted "America's Best Public Rose Garden Display" by the All American Rose Selections committee.

Peter came to New York from Atlanta, where for over ten years he owned and operated a rose garden business. Peter was the primary consultant on the new Rose Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, which was featured on the cover of American Rose magazine. Peter is contributor and co-editor of The Sustainable Rose Garden: A Reader in Rose Culture.