R. Wayne Mezitt is a 3rd generation nurseryman and a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist. He is chairman of Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton and Chelmsford, MA, now also serving as Trustee Chairman for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank, Wellesley, MA. He has served as president of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (1976-78), the New England Nursery Association, (1984) and the American Horticulture Industry Association (“AmericanHort”) (2002-3, when it was the American Nursery and Landscape Association), now based in Columbus, Ohio and Washington, DC. Recently he’s formed “Hort-Sense”, a horticultural advisory business that utilizes his knowledge and experience, providing practical horticultural advice to help clients use plants effectively.

Graduated Hopkinton High School in 1960, Wayne earned a BA degree in Economics, Cornell University 1964.  He joined Weston Nurseries, the family business started by his grandfather Peter J. Mezitt, after earning his MBA in finance from Cornell’s Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management in 1966. Married to Elizabeth Pickering (Cornell BA 1965) in 1965, they have 4 children (Peter, Laurel, Cyndy, Brian) and 9 grandchildren.