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On the job

A horticulturalist for historic plants

At first, greenhouse manager Lynn Ackerman admits, she was a bit unnerved about caring for centuries-old camellias and grapevines grown from cuttings taken in the 1870s from Hampton Court in England.

“I’d wake up in the middle of the night wondering, ‘Oh God, did I close that greenhouse vent?’ ” she recalled.

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