Edward Davis

Edward outside standing near flowers
Landscape Architect and Horticulture Director for the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens


Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting concentration, UNC Charlotte 
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia

Hometown: Walhalla, SC

I began drawing classes before my teen years and then became involved in wheel-thrown pottery during my teens. My interest in gardening, art and architecture led me to pursue a degree and then a career in Landscape Architecture. After completing a BFA in Painting, I joined the staff at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. I knew that I wanted to be a part of the UNC Charlotte community when I began my first art class in 2001. I'm proud to be an alumni employee, and I'm inspired to be a part of this amazing community. 

Do you have any advice for current students in the College of Arts + Architecture?

Becoming an artist or an architect requires hard work. You will find that the passion to create is fabulous energy that enables one to overcome the obstacles of life.