International Association for Cultivated Plant Taxonomy
Dennis Collins is the Horticultural Curator at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA (US), which has a 175 year old botanical-horticultural collection and is now a National Historic Landmark. He has worked in the horticulture industry for the past 25 years in teaching, researching, writing, plant taxonomy-nomenclature and in private practice landscaping and arboriculture. He is a member of the Botanical Society of America, the International Society for Horticultural Science and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) where he recently stepped down as chair of the Plant Nomenclature and Taxonomy Section. He is now the vice chair of the APGA’s North American Plant Collections Consortium. He is also the current president of the Ecological Landscaping Association, a non-profit educational group promoting sustainable and responsible landscapes.