STEVE FOLTZ - Director of Horticulture

Director of Horticulture
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, has been with the Zoo for 19 years.
Steve is responsible for one of the area's largest plant collections that include 3,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, tropical plants, grasses, bulbs, perennials and annuals. His expertise is widely-known in the industry and he is frequently asked to speak to horticulture groups.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, he is currently teaching Horticulture at both Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and at the University of Cincinnati. In addition, each year he teaches a series of classes on "Landscaping Your Home." These classes are held once a week for 10 weeks at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and are open to both Zoo members and non-members.
Steve has been a member of the Ohio Plant Selection Committee, serving as Chair of the committee for two years. He is also a member of the Kentucky Plant Selection Committee for the Theodore Klein Award and a member of the International Plant Propagators Society, Eastern Region.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to be the area's only accredited botanical garden and is one of only two botanical gardens in Ohio that is accredited by the American Association of Museums.