Sven Nürnberger, born in 1972, is Alpine Horticulturist at Palmengarten, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with a broad background in perennials and landscape design, specializing in the alpine flora of the Southern Hemisphere. His education and professional career includes experience at various nurseries, Frankfurt's Palmengarten, and Heidelberg Botanical Gardens. He regularly hikes in the European Alps, and has horticultural experiences in Scotland, the Caribbean, and the Falkland Islands. In 2009, he rejoined the Palmengarten as head gardener responsible for the alpine section and since has designed and implemented several new perennial plots and borders, completely rearranging the Palmengarten's historic rock garden and creating a new Asian-Himalayan rock garden. He is an active member of the German Perennial Plants Association and a regular contributor and consultant for 'Garten Praxis', Germany's leading monthly horticultural magazine.