March 15, 2010
Toronto Botanical Garden’s new executive director Aldona Satterthwaite assumed the position on March 8.

Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the botanical garden’s operations, Satterthwaite will implement the strategic plan and ensure the high quality of the gardens, events, educational programs and facilities.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Aldona joining the Toronto Botanical Garden,” said Geoffrey Dyer, co-chair of the TBG Board of Directors. “Her inspirational leadership, exceptional creativity, big-picture thinking, optimism, and track record of proven success made her a stand-out candidate for this important position within the organization. We will greatly benefit from her passion for plants and strong connections within the gardening world as we establish the TBG as the leading horticultural destination in Toronto that inspires people of all ages.”

A Master Gardener, for eight years Satterthwaite was editor-in-chief of Canadian Gardening magazine. Among her personal achievements, she was co-named Editor of the Year in 2007. Prior to joining Canadian Gardening, Satterthwaite was a key player in directing the communication/creative departments at both The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.