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Vanessa Gardner Nagel

Travels from:

Vancouver, Washington

Other speakers from Washington

Speaking topics:

  • Changing Gardens During Challenging Times
  • Garden Circulation: A Maze or Amazing?
  • Landscape Lighting 101
  • Understanding Basic Design Principles

Vanessa Gardner Nagel

Vanessa Gardner Nagel designs gardens in the Pacific Northwest and writes and speaks nationwide about garden design. She worked as a commercial interior designer for 25 years with architectural firms in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, before taking postgraduate coursework in landscape design. She started her own design firm in 2002. She is the author of Understanding Garden Design and currently serves on the national board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

Books by Vanessa Gardner Nagel

Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers

By Vanessa Gardner Nagel

236 pp., hardcover


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