Denver Botanic Gardens CEO Brian Vogt Named a GCA Honorary Member

In appreciation for his achievements, the Garden Club of America congratulates Brian Vogt on becoming an honorary member of The Garden Club of America (GCA).
Honorary Member: Brian Vogt
Proposed by: Garden Club of Denver, Zone XII
Seconded by: Broadmoor Garden Club, Zone XII
Click here to watch Brian’s acceptance video
Brian Vogt is a true public servant. In his 17-year tenure as CEO, he has transformed Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) into a world-class organization through a targeted, strategic planning process, a $116 million multiyear Master Development Plan, and an unwavering focus on DBG’s core values— transformation, relevance, diversity, and sustainability. DBG hosted the 2019 Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference and welcomed the Conservation Committee study trip in 2018. His leadership in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion helped the GCA launch the Common Ground Committee. Vogt has also brought his natural leadership and keen eye for the big picture to the American Public Gardens Association as board president. Vogt’s service and vision were tested with the onset of the pandemic. “Thanks to his steady hand of leadership, public gardens across North America received the support and resources they needed to not only survive a tragic moment in history, but to come out on the other side with a refreshed view that public gardens are a necessity in our communities,” said Paul Redman, president and CEO, Longwood Gardens.


Since 1916, the GCA has recognized the extraordinary achievements of more than 400 honorary members in the fields of horticulture or conservation, or whose knowledge and interests align with the GCA purpose.

Founded in 1913, the GCA is a nonpartisan, issue-oriented advocate for a beautiful, healthy planet. It is a nonprofit national organization recognized for its leadership in horticulture, conservation, creative arts, historic preservation, and environmental protection. Its mission is to bring its 199 member clubs together to cultivate a bond among people, plants, and the environment. The GCA member clubs consist of almost 18,000 club members who devote energy and expertise to projects in their communities and across the United States.