Current, practical and realistic perspective based on the following:

  • 30 years’ experience at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Director, Plant Collections

  • Adjunct Professor in the Illinois Institute of Technology's Graduate Program for Landscape Architecture

  • National Judge, America in Bloom and Growing Vibrant Communities Initiatives

  • Over 90 book contributions; over 400 lecture presentations

  • 25 botanical expeditions and study tours into 20 countries

Project criteria:

  • Clear goals

  • Quality materials

  • Client satisfaction

  • Sustainability-driven efforts with best-practice design, construction and maintenance  

  • Truly knowledgeable about soils - the heart of every garden

  • Global experience with all types of plants and their preferred habitats 

Value-added: