Kingwood Center Head Gardener And Plant Talk Host To Retire

  • 11/13/2017 3:00:16 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Bill Collins has worked with Kingwood Center Gardens for over 30 years, in a variety of roles. His love of horticulture led him to intern at the center when he first began his career, and now - as the head gardener - he's ready to step down from his role, and looking forward to passing the torch to his successor.

Collins has also been a co-host of WMFD's Plant Talk, a show that started its life as a radio program before being picked up as a full TV production. Collins credits the show for giving Kingwood Center a larger presence than it would have normally - the center's tourism has increased immensely in the years the show has been broadcast.

"People from Sandusky, Cleveland, Lima, Wooster... it (the show) has brought them to Kingwood," Collins said. "I have mixed feelings about giving all that up, but I'm also looking forward to retiring and doing some traveling. I do plan on continuing to do things at Kingwood, but on a volunteer basis."

Please join us in wishing Bill the best of luck in retirement. Comments and well-wishes can be sent to [email protected].

More Local News

Our top stories from around the area
  • Shelby's Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Saves Lives

    • 7/21/2018 1:46:28 PM
    • Emily Ramey
    • Local News

    Saturday, Shelby Police Department hosted a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive, competing to see whether the police department or fire department would have more blood donated in their name.

  • Cat Abused With Firecracker Recovering At Humane Society

    • 7/20/2018 4:03:32 PM
    • Jesse Smith
    • Local News

    Earlier in July, a cat was found suffering from horrific injuries after being abused with a firecracker. Now, the cat is recovering with the help of the Humane Society of Richland County.

Local News

More stories from around the area