Haynes, Jane

Haynes, Jane, 2005 Inductee

Newcomers to the desert usually want to learn about their new environment. Mrs. Haynes has played a major role in identifying the flora in this region of the Sonoran Desert. Prior to moving to Fountain Hills in 1974, she worked as an art director and layout artist for Wm. Taylor & Son in Cleveland, Ohio. A member of the Western Reserve Herb Society of America, she was the first curator for the society’s Dye Garden in Cleveland. After moving here, she became president of the Green Branch Garden Club in 1974 and the following year, she and daughter Pat Haynes Devoucoux founded the Fountain Hills Botanical Garden. In October 1976 she began writing a column on native desert flora in and around Fountain Hills in the Fountain Hills Times. “Exploring Among Saguaros” ran monthly until 2003. She taught classes on herbs and Arizona’s native plants at Rio Salado Community College, is a founding member of the Arizona Herb Association and is the founder of the Fountain Hills Herb Society.