Jonathan Pedersen, President and CEO at Monrovia
Jonathan Pedersen is a highly experienced and well-regarded leader in the horticultural industry. In 2013, he joined Monrovia as Vice President of Business Development and Intellectual Property. After achieving record growth in that area, he became Vice President of Sales and Business Development in 2019. He was named Chief Executive Officer of Monrovia in January of 2021. Pedersen's decades of experience in the industry also include various roles in sales, marketing, and operations.
Pedersen brings that depth of experience and a fresh perspective to Monrovia and the industry as a whole. He is responsible for some of the most significant plant introductions in the country in the past several years. A New Zealand native, he travels across the U.S. and the world, finding and working with top plant breeders. His goal is to provide the best new varieties to North American gardeners. His expert eye seeks out plants that provide solutions including longer bloom time, brighter colors, and improved hardiness and disease resistance. Jonathan’s passion for creating beautiful gardens drives his focus on discovering, growing, and improving the availability of the best plants.
Distinctively Better® plants.
Monrovia connects humans to the finest of nature. At Monrovia nurseries, we grow the healthiest plants for you to create outdoor spaces. Monrovia plants will help your garden thrive for years to come. Our plants are nurtured with attention to every detail. Monrovia has the largest selection of plants online, from shrubs, perennials, annuals, trees, grasses, and conifers.