Beth Mullins

Beth Mullins is the proprietor of Growsgreen Landscape Design in San Francisco and received the Pacific Horticulture Award in the 2006 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Her background is in landscape design and biology. She enjoys combining textures in her plantings and hardscapes, as well as repurposing objects and materials in the landscape.

Demetra Bowles

Demitra Bowles Lathrop holds a degree in English literature from University of California at Berkeley. She has served as editor and contributor to various arts, design, and literary publications. She lives and gardens in San Francisco, where she is active with a number of philanthropic groups.

Donna Brigham

Donna Brigham and her husband Steve are the proprietors of Buena Creek Gardens, located in San Marcos in northern San Diego County. Both have been active in the nursery industry in California for several decades.

Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott is the technical manager for David Austin Roses in Wolverhampton, England. He travels around the world on behalf of the nursery to promote the exceptional English Roses produced by David Austin, and enjoys meeting with growers to learn of the successes of these roses in the different microclimates where they are grown.

Katharine Cook

Katharine Cook studied French Intensive Biodynamic gardening with Alan Chadwick and is one of the founders of the present Green Gulch Garden at the Zen Center in Marin County. She now adapts Chadwick’s methods to residential gardens in the Bay Area and is a passionate advocate for the integration of home garden design with the goals of watershed restoration.

Frederique Lavoipierre

Frederique Lavoipierre is the creator and author of “Garden Allies,” a series that ran for 10 years in Pacific Horticulture magazine. She also teaches classes and workshops on sustainable landscaping, including ecological principles, habitat gardens, beneficial insects, soil ecology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic invertebrates. Follow her on Facebook at

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones is the director of the Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, where she is also in charge of the Great Plant Picks program. She worked for many years at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a horticultural technical editor, and is the author of two books and numerous magazine articles.

Colston Burrell

Colston Burrell a lifelong gardener, garden designer, author, photographer, naturalist, and teacher, grows all the hellebores that will fit in his garden near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Steve Brigham

Steve Brigham and his wife Donna are the proprietors of Buena Creek Gardens, located in San Marcos in northern San Diego County. Steve is a founder of the San Diego Horticultural Society. Both have been active in the nursery industry in California for several decades.

Bob Lilly

Bob Lilly is one of the original designers of the Northwest Perennial Alliance Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. By day, he is a sales representative for several major nurseries in the Pacific Northwest. He also maintains the gardens at the houseboat community where he lives on Lake Union.

Hazel White

Hazel White is the author of eleven gardening books, including Sunset’s new Hillside Landscaping, many magazine articles, and an essay on Isabelle Greene in Isabelle Greene: Shaping Place in the Landscape (University of California Art Museum, Santa Barbara). A resident of San Francisco, she is also a poet and a member of Kelsey Street Press, Berkeley.

Richard G Turner Jr

Richard G Turner Jr is the editor emeritus of Pacific Horticulture. After receiving degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Michigan more than thirty years ago, he escaped to California, where he has worked in the fields of garden design, public garden education and administration, and garden publishing. His small, chemical-free San Francisco garden provides habitat for wildlife while serving as a test ground for mediterranean-climate plants.

Pamela Waterman

Pamela Waterman is a freelance writer who gardens in Pasadena, California. She has written frequently about gardens and gardeners in Pacific Horticulture, most recently about the work of landscape architect Isabelle Greene of Santa Barbara. She is now working on a book about Isabelle’s gardens. She has been an advisor to Pacific Horticulture‘s Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies symposia.