Wildlands & Woodlands Website

Highstead works to inspire curiosity and build knowledge about plants and wooded landscapes in order to enhance life, preserve nature, and advance sound stewardship practices.


Geordie Elkins, Operations Director

About > People > Geordie Elkins



Geordie studied native plants and natural landscaping at Temple University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. After college, he worked at Highstead as a staff Horticulturist in the late ‘90s and then moved on to manage propagation and container plant production at Planters’ Choice, a wholesale nursery in Newtown, CT.  In 2012 he returned to Highstead to manage its unique property and work with the horticulture and landscaping staff to exemplify the Wildlands and Woodlands conservation vision in a suburban landscape.  Geordie is an avid skier, hiker, and geo-mapper. He lives with his wife, Lee, and four children in Newtown. 

Geordie can be reached at gelkins@highstead.net.