Jamie Berlin is the assistant horticulturist for the Lakeside Gardens. This garden has a naturalistic style of design including large drifts of perennials and crabapple trees. She also works occasional weekends to water gardens during the growing season and to water plants on indoor display for Wonderland Express and the Orchid Show during the winter.
Berlin has been cultivating her passion for plants since she was a child and went on camping trips with her father. She received a bachelor of science degree in forestry from Michigan State University and started working in restoration ecology for the Conservation and Land Management's (CLM) Seeds of Success program after graduation. Berlin was introduced to the Garden at the staff orientation for the CLM program, which is based at the Garden. After finishing her work with CLM, Berlin returned to work as a seasonal employee at the Garden. She worked with Restoration Ecology-Aquatics in maintaining the aquatic plant collection and shorelines for her first year and with the Display Gardens in maintaining gardens during her second year. Berlin was promoted to assistant horticulturist for the Lakeside Gardens in fall 2014.