Phoebe Gilpin, a resident of San Mateo, California, has long been active with the Garden Club of America through membership in the Hillsborough Garden Club. She has a particular interest in the history of gardens and has contributed to the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She is also a member of the California Garden & Landscape History Society.
Jean Myers escaped to rural Gilroy, California, after many years building a career in Silicon Valley. With a deep interest in wildlife, she developed her new garden with a focus on California native plants, working closely with consultants to make sure that the garden served the local wildlife as much as for her family. Follow more of her story at casadosrios.org.
Laurel Woodley is a retired biology professor at the community college level. Long interested in Southern California native plants and in desertadapted plants, she is active with many cactus and succulent groups. She has taken a lead role in verifying the identity of all the plants at the South Coast Botanical Garden in Palos Verdes, California.
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.
Daniel Mount hails from a long line of wandering gardeners, nurserymen and farmers. He received his first shovel for his second birthday and began his gardening career in the sand box later that afternoon. Spending most of his youthful summers in a vegetable patch, on a farm, in parks, or in the woods, the curiosity of a scientist and the soul of a poet were awakened in him. Daniel went on to study fine arts and botany at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from which he received a BS in Botany.
Drawn to the legendary gardening climate of the Pacific Northwest, Daniel moved to Seattle, Washington in 1988. Since that time he has created, maintained and consulted on gardens primarily in the Puget Sound Basin. The skills he acquired working in the passionate gardening environment of Pacific Northwest have opened many doors. Daniel was invited to Cologne, Germany, where he worked on urban roof top and courtyard gardens as well as rural estates. He was next called to Orto dei Semplici Elbano on the Island of Elba, Italy where he collected and designed with the unique flora of this island. He maintains an ancillary connection to this garden to this day. Closer to home he has consulted on projects and designed gardens in and around Durham, North Carolina; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Phoenix, Arizona.
Daniel has settled on a small farm nestled in a 150 acre bird sanctuary, which he shares with his partner, innumerable slugs and a bear, in the Snoqualmie River Valley east of Seattle. He enjoys growing organic vegetables and fruits, raising duck,s and experimenting with flood tolerant plants. In leisure he botanizes locally and abroad, walks, cooks, reads, and naps.
Susan Carter is a garden designer and avid plants person. She is involved in the ongoing maintenance of the Borders and are active with the Northwest Perennial Alliance.
Carrie Becker is a professional gardener, designer, consultant, and educator. Carrie and Bob Lilly are two of the original designers of the NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden; and she is involved in the ongoing maintenance of the Borders and are active with the Northwest Perennial Alliance.
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.
Derick Pitman works with the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum to introduce new Impatiens species into cultivation. Founder of the International Impatiens Society and creator of an educational website, www.mrimpatiens.com, he is an avid and passionate collector and promoter of Impatiens and other perennials for the garden.
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.
Bob Lilly is one of the original designers of the Northwest Perennial Alliance Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. By day, he is a sales representative for several major nurseries in the Pacific Northwest. He also maintains the gardens at the houseboat community where he lives on Lake Union.
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.