Garden Mentors® Founder & President Robin Haglund
Garden Mentors founder Robin Haglund, is a pioneering garden coach and award-winning Seattle 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.
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 her award-winning garden design episode of HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge, and she 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, gardening for pollinators, growing hummingbird-focused gardens, urban beekeeping, healthy food growing and cooking, gardening with dogs, garden design, gardening gracefully as we age, and more. She also volunteers as a nature trail guide and teaches hands-on herbalist maker classes.
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.
Too, Robin is a contributor to Growing a Greener World on PBS, the primary contributor to the Garden Mentors® Garden Help blog, and a Living Homegrown Podcast & Institute Expert Contributor. She has contributed to Fiskars® Garden Pro articles, and a Sanctuary Soil articles.
When Robin isn’t growing in the garden, she’s probably cooking or crafting something from it, wrangling her chickens, teaching others how to be better stewards of the planet, or finding new inspiration hiking a trail with her dog, family and friends.