Garden Mentors® Founder & President Robin Haglund
Robin is a pioneering garden coach and award-winning garden designer with a passion for cultivating beautiful, functional, organically-focused, native-inspired, sustainable outdoor spaces. She has spent a lifetime gardening, ranching and farming all over California, in Virginia, and in the Puget Sound region of Washington.
Robin has appeared internationally on HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge and is featured in multiple episodes of PBS’ Growing a Greener World . She lectures on garden coaching, urban beekeeping, healthy food growing, gardening with dogs, and design from coast-to-coast. Robin has a passion for teaching interested people of all gardening skill levels, ages and budgets how to become more active and successful in their personal gardening spaces. As well, she strives to expand her own gardening knowledge through continuing education, networking with other professionals and learning-by-doing. In addition to holding a certificate in Environmental Horticulture from Lake Washington Technical College and a BA in English from University of California at Santa Barbara, Robin is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) as defined by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. Robin’s garden coaching, design insights, her tips for gardening with pets, and her experiences with urban beekeeping are featured in several media sources including Organic Gardening Magazine, The New York Times, Sunset Magazine, PBS’s “Growing a Greener World”, HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”, The Seattle Times, Nest in Style PodCast, and Dog Park Wisdom.
As well, Robin is a contributing writer to Growing a Greener World on PBS, the primary contributor to the Garden Mentors® Garden Help blog, , a Fiskars® Garden Pro writer, and a Sanctuary Soil writer.
When Robin isn’t growing in the garden, she’s probably cooking something from it or finding new inspiration hiking a trail with her dog and friends.