Terra Botanica Landscape Design

My emphasis is on plant diversity in the garden – that is what I love about garden design. The challenge is that there are so many different plants and often limited space. It’s important to plant according to place and surrounding architecture. I have a unique perspective because of my extensive work experience at the San Francisco Botanic Garden where I became knowledgable about an abundance of plants from around the world. During my travels, and garden touring, I have experienced many different kinds of gardens designed by exceptionally creative people. Always, my most valuable inspiration for garden design is nature.

Marlene Slutsky

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Horticulture – 1978
California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo,CA

HORTICULTURE EXPERIENCE
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco:
Park Nursery, Reforestation Department,
San Francisco Botanic Garden at Strybing Arboretum,
Horticulturalist in the Asian and dwarf conifer collection
1980 –1993

GARDEN DESIGN EVENTS
San Francisco Garden Show 2011

Please note that some of my gardens were co-designed with Robyn Sherrill, Landscape Architect.