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Vanessa Gardner Nagel, FAPLD, is a gutsy garden designer, enthusiastic garden writer, passionate garden speaker , and frenetic gardener. Her Timber Press books are The Professional Designer’s Guide to Garden Furnishings and Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers. Vanessa shares 50 years of gardening and 40 years of design experience at garden shows and garden clubs. She turned her global design experience as a commercial interior designer inside-out into landscape design in 2002, fulfilling a life-long dream. She owns Seasons Garden Design LLC, is a certified fellow of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers).. As a responsible gardener and designer, her large garden is organic and her designs sustainable.


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