Garden Mentors® Founder & President Robin Haglund
Our founder, Robin Haglund, is a pioneering garden coach and award-winning garden designer with a passion for cultivating beautiful, functional, organically-focused, native-inspired, often edible, sustainable outdoor spaces. Her enthusiasm for empowering individuals in their own garden spaces is the guiding principle upon which Garden Mentors® was founded. Get to know Robin fast in this video; then contact us for her availability:
Robin has spent a lifetime gardening, ranching and farming all over California, in Virginia, and in the Puget Sound region of Washington. She has appeared internationally on HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge and is featured in multiple episodes of PBS’ Growing a Greener World . For small and large audiences all over the United States, she lectures on garden coaching, urban beekeeping, healthy food growing and cooking, gardening with dogs, garden design, and more.
Robin is enthusiastic about 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, and several gardening books.
When Robin isn’t growing in the garden, she’s probably cooking something from it, teaching others how to be better stewards of the planet, or finding new inspiration hiking a trail with her dog and friends.