Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Rebecca McMackin is an ecologically obsessed horticulturist and garden designer. She is the Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park where she oversees 85 acres of organic parkland with the dual aims of cultivating beauty and encouraging biodiversity. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s meadows, wetlands, forests, and ornamental beds are managed as wildlife habitat for birds, butterflies, and soil microorganisms. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Landscape Institute. McMackin sits on the boards of Metro Hort Group and Ecological Landscape Alliance, and is a Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional as well as an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist.