To create gardens so enticing that they bring people into a stronger relationship with nature.
A garden is a living gallery that draws people in like a show curated with thought, care and passion. Good gardens encompass the needs of the people who live there, are an orchestration of space & function, plant science, good aesthetic composition and psychological/emotional intent. A successful garden has a strong connection with its ‘stewards’ and gives back more than it requires.
Simple shapes with good form & structure are calming. The right combination of plants are magical.
Lisa Bauer is a Seattle based, multiple award winning Landscape Designer.
She has an Associates of Technical Arts Degree in Landscape Design and Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community College and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH).
Bauer grew up in Seattle with parents that were fine artists. This was the perfect education to prepare her for Landscape Design. While in high school her mother explained the genius of Pablo Picasso’s compositions. This was the time that Bauer gained a huge respect for art boiled down to its most abstract elements. “I was thrilled by the intellectual and visual genius of cubism and the purity found in abstract art. Gardens are a living art form. In all great works of art, you will find a core of excellent composition.” She also grew up in the Pacific northwest, camping hiking and having a reverence for the extreme beauty, perfection and wonder found in nature.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Washington (where she also studied art and design), Bauer started a business in textiles and clothing. For 12 years she learned about customer service, marketing trends and production, while honing skills in combining color texture, and form.
In 2007 Bauer went back to school to earn a degree in Landscape Design & Ornamental Horticulture. The goal was to combine her love of plants, color, texture and her fascination with 3 dimensional problem solving.
“When I can create an outdoor environment that draws people outside, meets their needs and inspires them; they will inevitably form a relationship with their garden and nature. This is the key to changing awareness toward the importance of nature and its huge impact on quality of life. I am fortunate to have a job that can change the world we live in, literally.”
Distinguished Alumni Award, Edmonds Community College, 2015
‘Founders's Cup' (Best inShow) Northwest Flower & Garden Show, 2015
Gold Medal (design), Northwest Flower & Garden Show, 2014
As a student, she won a Juried contest for a garden installation at the Edmonds Community College Art Department in 2011
IN THE COMMUNITY
Bauer stays active in the horticulture community, participating in the following organizations:
Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department Advisory Committee
Association of Professional Landscape Designers, APLD
The Northwest Horticulture Society, NHS
The Northwest Perennial Alliance, NPA
Certified Professional Horticulturist, through the
Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association, WSNLA
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, Judge for show gardens 2019
Bellevue Botanical Garden, workshop instructor 2019