Sean with camera in Mexico 2006

Sean Hogan

Cistus Design & Nursery

Sean Hogan has been involved in horticulture since about 18 months of age and seriously since the age of three. He served as horticulturist at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and is now owner of Cistus Design and Nursery, specializing in plants from all over the world, especially western natives, and designing public and private gardens on the West Coast and beyond. Sean is the author of Flora: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia and Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaf Evergreens for Temperate Climates, both from Timber Press.


Kate Frey

Kate Frey, a horticulturist and designer specializing in habitat gardens and edible plants, formerly managed the landscape at Fetzer Winery in Hopland, California. She teaches classes on environmentally friendly gardening and has created gold-medal gardens with her husband, Ben, at the Chelsea Flower Show, and in Japan and Malaysia. Kate’s book on bee-friendly gardening, co-authored with professor Gretchen Lebuhn, will publish in February 2016 by Ten Speed Press.

Pamela Waterman

Pamela Waterman is a freelance writer who gardens in Pasadena, California. She has written frequently about gardens and gardeners in Pacific Horticulture, most recently about the work of landscape architect Isabelle Greene of Santa Barbara. She is now working on a book about Isabelle’s gardens. She has been an advisor to Pacific Horticulture‘s Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies symposia.