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by Veronica Raymond, posted by Deb Shaw

Jim Folsom, Director of the Botanical Gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens made the sad announcement of the passing of Jeff Karsner:

I am very sad to report the death of Jeff Karsner, Head Gardener in the Children’s Garden, who fell from a collapsed railing on the balcony of his home this past Monday evening. Jeff was a spirited, passionate staff member with particular enthusiasm for succulent plants, garden design, and whimsical elements. He did a remarkable job in making the Children’s Garden and Teaching Greenhouse especially magical places for visitors. We have few details to share at this point but I wanted to let you all know about this tragic loss of a colleague. As we learn of services, we will certainly pass on this information. Jeff’s creativity, energy, and friendship will be missed greatly.
Jim Folsom

We have all enjoyed the Children’s Garden and the Teaching Greenhouses, and wish to extend our sympathies to Jeff’s family and our extended botanical family at the Huntington.

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