CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1991
Kenneth C. Smith, former president of Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Fla., was named Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors to head the Los Angeles County Department of Arboreta and Botanic Gardens. Smith, 58, will be paid $90,000 a year to run the county arboretum in Arcadia, Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge, South Coast Botanic Gardens in Palos Verdes and the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. Smith worked 40 years at Cypress Gardens, a 223-acre park that has 1.