Chris Wakins

My passion for plants began when I was very young. As a child, my windowsill always had a small collection of various plants: “old man cactus”, African violets, Coleus that I started from seed….attractive weeds found outside cultivated as indoor plants! As I got older, the plant kingdom became even more fascinating and eventually I enrolled at SPSCC & earned a degree in the field of Horticulture. During one of my work study jobs, I ended up at The Barn Nursery. Flash forward: The plant world is such a varied and interesting collection of genus and species, here at The Barn we are fortunate enough to have access to this wonderful world through a great network of local plant growers.