Jan Johnsen is a landscape designer who has spent over four decades creating inspiring residential landscapes. Her design/build firm, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools, has been in business for 32 years. Her landscapes have appeared in Garden Design, This Old House, Landscape Architecture, Wallpaper, Redbook, and more. Jan studied landscape architecture at the University of Hawaii. She has worked in Japan, New Orleans, New York and Kenya and thus brings a wide perspective to the art of garden making. Her books include Ortho’s All About Trees, Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, The Spirit of Stone: 101 Practical & Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden, and Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces and Floratopia – 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio or Balcony. Find Jan at johnsenlandscapes.com
Serenity by Design
A popular and lushly illustrated talk that highlights ancient site planning traditions and shows how they can be used in your garden. Jan makes you see garden design in a whole new light! Learn how to identify a “power spot” in your yard, which of the four cardinal directions is considered ‘auspicious’, and how forms and shapes affect our sense of wellbeing. It ends with a unique look at color in the garden and how you can use color for a serene setting. Accompanies her book, Heaven is a Garden.