Inspiring a passion for gardeners to garden and to realize the happiness & health benefits that comes from gardening and a connection with nature. And then together we just might save our world, the Planet Earth.
After working with New York's Central Park Conservancy, she gained an admiration for Frederick Law Olmsted's passionate belief that exposure to parks & nature enriches the path of human development for everyone, rich or poor.
My goal is to awaken and inspire the extraordinary and profound benefits to physical and mental health and moments of pure joy gardeners experience through the simple act of gardening and garden making in a most substainable and responsible manner.
“Thank you so much for making our first virtual social event such a success. You were an engaging presenter, and your photographs were amazing. We got so much positive feedback.”
The Auxiliary of The Fine Arts Museums San Francisco,
The De Young Museum and The Legion of Honor
“Fabulous! I want that … in my garden!!!!"
2015-17 National Horticulture Chairman,
The Garden Club of America
"Your presentation today was terrific! It took us all on a lovely virtual journey. Your joy and exuberance were infectious.”
The Woodside Atherton Garden Club
"What wonderful trip down Chelsea’s memory lane. Nothing touches the edges of Chelsea's magnificence and tradition. Many thanks for sharing all that rich history with us, verbal and visual. Again, thank you for this great presentation."
2018-2020 Zone XII Vice-Chairman,
The Garden Club of America
The Urban and Specialty Garden Host for “The Cultivated Gardener“, Public Radio’s nationwide program aired on sixty-six stations. Every week, The Cultivated Gardener reviewed the multiple aspects of horticulture from the practical to the poetic.1999-2001
As Segment Host for “Breaking Ground” The Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV), helped launch the flagship TV series. It was filmed in municipal and private gardens located across the country, reaching some twenty million American viewers.
Invited to join The Garden Club of America’s Speaker List
Garden Club of America Headquarters, New York, The Quarterly Business Meetings on numerous occasions
on The Garden Club of America’s Central Park Project
The Cambridge Garden Club
The Newport Garden Club
The Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference, 2011, Tree Projects for Clubs
The Garden Club of St. Louis, 2012
The Santa Barbara Garden Club, 2013, The History of Topiary & following Workshop
The Marin Garden Club, 2017, English Gardens & The Chelsea Flower Show
The Woodside Atherton Garden Club, 2020, The Chelsea Flower Show
OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
St Thomas 5th Ave. New York, NY Evening Lecture Series, English Gardens
British Consulate, New York , NY Chelsea Flower Show
Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Chinese Gardens
The Massachusetts Horticulture Society, Boston,MA. Garden Presentations
New York University’s Steinhardt Center for Food, Wine and Agriculture’s symposium “Sustaining the Good Life”
The Madoo Garden Conservancy, Sagaponeck, NY,
1. Topiary 2. The History of Topiary and following Workshop
New York Botanic Garden Auxiliary, The History Topiary and following Workshop
The San Francisco Garden Club, Topiary Lecture and following Workshop
The Piedmont Garden Club, English Gardens & the Chelsea Flower Show 2018, English Gardens
The Auxiliary of The Fine Arts Museums San Francisco, (The De Young Museum and The Legion of Honor), 2020 The Chelsea Flower Show.