Due to her love of design, Vanessa is the owner of Seasons Garden Design LLC in Vancouver, WA and the winner of a 2013 APLD award as well as an award from Sunset Magazine's Landscape Design Competition 2004. Formerly a commercial interior designer, Vanessa turned her career inside-out to become a landscape designer.
With over 30 years as a designer, her love of writing led her to write two garden design books for Timber Press: The Professional Designer's Guide to Garden Furnishings and Understanding Garden Design.
Her love of sharing knowledge guided her to teaching at both Marylhurst University and Portland Community College as well as being a popular speaker at garden and trade shows and garden clubs.
Her love of gardening inspires her to contribute to her community, whether it be Habitat for Humanity or the local Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and to share her display garden with all interested gardeners and clients.
Find out more about Vanessa at: http://seasonsgardendesign.com.