For twenty-five years I have worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation. As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, I was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the U.S.
Working with individual garden owners as well as public and private organizations, I provide the expertise and direction needed to preserve and restore gardens and to promote best practices in successful garden management.
As a garden designer, I work with clients to create new gardens or to restore and rehabilitate existing ones. I have overseen the restoration of many significant American gardens; my hands-on style and knowledge of plants, design, and maintenance contribute to the creation of gardens of lasting quality.
The insights gained from the gardens and gardeners I’ve worked with are reflected in my own garden in Norwich, Vermont, which is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, The New York Times and Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration: 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy. A contributing editor to The Gardener’s Garden, (Phaidon), I lecture widely on garden history, design, and preservation.