Doris is lovingly called "the Queen of Gateway Garden Center ", as she has been tiptoeing through Gateway's tulips for the past 25 years. Although Doris was formally trained as a nurse, she turned to caring for the needs of plants in 1984.
Doris came to work with Steve and Peg Castorani, got married that same year, and grew her own vegetable garden for the first time. Finding plant culture more rewarding than nursing, Doris has become a true guru of all things gardening. Her horticultural education includes Longwood Certificate Classes, uncountable professional seminars and development opportunities. She serves as a inspiration to our gardening public and staff alike. Doris' passion for plants started in the vegetable garden and it is still one of her favorite places to be. It's a wonderful life……………bring a fork and knife.