After graduating from the University of Vermont, I took an evening Garden Way extension course in vegetable gardening. The enrollment in the course was the very beginning of a lifelong passion for horticulture and landscape design. I originally started with beans and tomatoes in a community garden, and then I expanded my horizons to herbaceous and woody plants in my own home landscape.
When my children went off to elementary school, I enrolled in the Radcliffe Seminars program to follow my dream of becoming a professional Landscape Designer. My many hours of volunteer work has also helped to educate and inspire me. I became a docent at the NEWFS Garden in the Woods, where I was introduced to many native plants and their various habitats. I have also been an active volunteer with my local garden club, as a member of the horticultural, community projects, and 75th Anniversary committees. In the beginning, I worked part-time for Neil Jorgenson Landscape Design in Harvard, MA. before I went out on my own.
Over the years I have traveled to many gardens in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands. These trips have been very educational and inspiring, and I always return with new ideas to use in my design projects. After thirty-two years I still have a love affair with gardens.
Certificate in Landscape Design | Radcliffe Institute Seminars | 1989
Bachelor in Science | University of Vermont | 1973
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