Dean DeSantis, president of DeSantis Landscapes (www.desantislandscapes.com), is the second-generation owner of this landscape design/build/maintenance business, which was founded in Salem, Oregon in 1974. They are the state’s first certified Eco-Biz landscape company and a nationally recognized leader in sustainable landscape practices.
Susan Van Atta is an award-winning landscape architect, based in Santa Barbara. Van Atta Designs is recognized for its work in ecological restoration and environmentally sensitive designs that are both beautiful and sustainable. She shares the office building with her husband, Ken Radtkey of Blackbird Architects.
Russell A Beatty is a consulting landscape architect in Santa Cruz, California, retired from the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for twenty-eight years in the Department of Landscape Architecture. He serves on the Screening Committee for the Garden Conservancy.
Joe Eck is the co-authors of three books, with Wayne Winterrowd that are derived from their garden, North Hill, in southern Vermont; they also lecture widely on garden design. They admit to being heavily influenced by California, its nurseries, and its horticultural community.
Wayne Winterrowd is the co-authors of three books, with Joe Eck that are derived from their garden, North Hill, in southern Vermont; they also lecture widely on garden design. They admit to being heavily influenced by California, its nurseries, and its horticultural community.
Glenn Withey and Charles Price have been resident curators of Seattle’s Dunn Gardens since 1997. Avid plantsmen with a passion for planting design, they are involved in the planning of the new NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, write and lecture widely, and maintain a garden design business for the horticulturally obsessed.
Charles Price and Glenn Withey have been resident curators of Seattle’s Dunn Gardens since 1997. Avid plantsmen with a passion for planting design, they are involved in the planning of the new NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, write and lecture widely, and maintain a garden design business for the horticulturally obsessed.
Richie Steffen is curator of horticulture for the Elisabeth C Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, where he manages the rare plant collections and leads the acquisition of new plants. He is an active member of numerous horticultural societies in the area and lectures widely about garden-worthy plants.
Craig Latker attended the University of California at Davis and Berkeley, receiving a degree in Landscape Architecture from Berkeley in 1983. He has over 20 years experience working as a landscape designer.
He has worked at a large interior landscape installation company and a boutique landscape design firm specializing in large estates and country homes. Seven years ago he founded Latker Design Solutions, where he specializes in residential projects of varying size. Craig has expertise in a wide range of design styles — from classic Provencal and English cottage, to mid-century modern, to ultra contemporary.
Craig is also a professional illustrator and designer, and has done work for non-profit organizations and publications such as Pacific Horticulture, the Nature Conservancy, Strybing Arboretum, and the University of California at Davis.
Frederique Lavoipierre is the volunteer manager at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She also teaches classes and workshops on many aspects of sustainable landscaping, including ecological principles, habitat gardens, beneficial insects, soil ecology, fresh-water ecology, and aquatic invertebrates.
Judith M Taylor, a retired Oxford-trained neurologist, now practices history without a license in San Francisco. She has published several books, most recently The Global Migrations of Ornamental Plants: How the World Got into Your Garden (2009). The begonia story is part of a future book on plant breeders and their obsessions.
Linda Beutler is a garden writer, lecturer, floral designer, and educator from Portland, Oregon, where she serves as curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, now housed at Luscher Farm. She is author of Gardening with Clematis: Design and Cultivation and Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers (both Timber Press).
Marie Barnidge-McIntyre is the staff horticulturist for Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, California, and did the majority of the research on trees for the restoration of the historic orchard there. She also operates Gardens by Design, a consulting firm, from her home in Thousand Oaks, California.
Kate Frey, a horticulturist and designer specializing in habitat gardens, formerly managed the garden at Fetzer Winery in Hopland, California. She teaches classes on environmentally friendly gardening and has created award-winning gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and, most recently, at the World Garden Competition in Japan. She writes occasionally for Pacific Horticulture and Gardens Illustrated.
Richard G Turner Jr is the editor emeritus of Pacific Horticulture. After receiving degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Michigan more than thirty years ago, he escaped to California, where he has worked in the fields of garden design, public garden education and administration, and garden publishing. His small, chemical-free San Francisco garden provides habitat for wildlife while serving as a test ground for mediterranean-climate plants.