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The Harborton Hill garden of Bob Hyland and Andrew Beckman. Photo: Bob Hyland
“We need to look at the landscape in new ways. I think we need to have an understanding of our place.” -- Michelle Sullivan
West Coast designers and horticultural consultants Michelle Sullivan, Tom Fischer, Bob Hyland, and Phil Van Soelen, discuss new ways of looking at the landscape and designing gardens that are resilient, adaptive, and beautiful. [click link  below to watch video]

As a principal at Mia Lehrer + Associates, Michelle Sullivan utilizes advocacy as a design tool to re-stitch nature back into our cities, restore ecological functions, and improve the quality of urban life.
Tom Fischer is senior acquisitions editor at Timber Press where he works with many of today’s creative horticulturists who are reinventing how they design and maintain gardens.
Bob Hyland is a Portland, Oregon-based horticultural consultant and designer who believes boldly beautiful gardens are important and charismatic instruments for helping everyone, not just gardeners, navigate today’s environmental challenges and lifestyle shifts.


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