Dan Johnson, Curator of Native Plants and Associate Director of Horticulture , has been at the Gardens since 1996. Though much of his focus is on xeric and native plants and naturalistic design, his work has included all corners of the Gardens. He has been involved with Plant Select since its debut in 1997. His horticultural exploration has included all four of the world’s Steppe regions and beyond, including the western US, South Africa, Argentina, Spain and Pakistan. Publications include the revised and expanded Meet the Natives wildflower guide, Steppes, and many articles in gardening periodicals.