Senior Curator, Director of Outreach at Denver Botanical Garden
Panayoti Kelaidis is a plant explorer, gardener and public garden administrator associated with Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) where he is now Senior Curator and Director of Outreach.
He has designed plantings for many of the gardens at DBG. He is particularly noted for the plantings of the Rock Alpine Garden. He has introduced hundreds of native ornamentals from throughout the Western United States to general horticulture. He has taken seven trips to Southern Africa researching the high mountain flora there, as well as travels to the Andes, the Himalaya (from both Pakistan and China), Central Asia (Kazakhstan and Mongolia) as well as travels throughout much of Europe, and Turkey.