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Marty Wingate

Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker on gardens and travel. She is the author of three other books: The Bellevue Botanical Garden: Celebrating 15 Years, Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens, and The Big Book of Northwest Perennials.

Marty writes for Landscape Architecture magazine and contributes to other national publications including American Gardener, Country Gardens, and Gardening How-to. She volunteers on the editorial board of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, and is a weekly guest on the "Greendays" segment on KUOW, Seattle's National Public Radio station.

Marty has a master’s degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington, and is active in the Arboretum Foundation, the Northwest Horticultural Society, the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Garden Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland and Ireland, and North American destinations.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, MartyWingate.com.