Your Gain Would Be Our Loss - Brian O. Mulligan
Brian Mulligan's legacy of leadership and volunteerism in the Arboretum stretches over 50 years. He is credited for shaping the vision of the Arboretum plant collection we enjoy today. Nearly every narrator who participated in the oral history project shared a story about Mr. Mulligan, and you can listen to a brief selection here.
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- Donald Graham, Jr. describes how his father visited Exbury Gardens in England and met Brian Mulligan in the early 1940s. He recruited Mulligan to come to the United States as the Arboretum's new Director.Loading the player ... Click link above if Flash is unsupported
- Dick Brown, Director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, talks about his interest in the Arboretum Director's job after Brian Mulligan retired. He describes the events around the Arboretum at the time.Loading the player ... Click link above if Flash is unsupported
- Former Sunset Editor Nancy Davidson Short describes how she first met Brian Mulligan by bringing him tea at the Arboretum.Loading the player ... Click link above if Flash is unsupported
- Arboretum Foundation Board Member Elizabeth Moses describes Brian Mulligan and Joe Witt's hands-on approach to managing the Arboretum and tells how she formed an Arboretum Unit named for Margaret Mulligan.Loading the player ... Click link above if Flash is unsupported