Originally from Asheboro, NC, Caroline Burroughs first learned about the Landscape and Gardening program at Sandhills through her employer.

Hands on learning was one of Caroline’s favorite aspects of the program so it’s no wonder one of her fondest memories was helping to rebuild a stream in the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Caroline says that her instructors became more like family while she was in the program. “It was well worth the time and hard work,” she said. The way the program is taught was a “most enjoyable form of education,” she added.

Caroline now works at Greenthumb Nursery in Seagrove, NC as a “jack-of-all-trades” and plans to learn more about wholesale sales. Greenthumb Nursery is a wholesale supplier of containerized and field grown shrubs and trees for retail garden centers, landscapers and wholesalers of the green industry.

She enjoys spending free time with family and riding horses as often as she is able.

Caroline Burroughs