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

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

GARDEN DESIGN EVENTS
San Francisco Garden Show

Experience in gardens in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco

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

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ABOUT TERRA BOTANICA LANDSCAPE