Garden Design/Speaking, Writing and Teaching
“The essence of my work in landscape architecture and garden design is to quietly hear the dialogue between people and place. I design heartful gardens and conceive artworks inspired by what these conversations reveal. Making the relationship between our lives and where we, study, play, or worship...visible and tangible. From such relationships, creative and healing gardens take root.”


Project 1 A private guest room garden, complete with flowering trellis walls, Aspen grove and fire table for late night reverie.
Project 2 A romantic and whimsical garden with surprises at every turn, from morning to night... textures underfoot, water and fire, art and flowers, unique furnishings for relaxing or dining. At days end, translucent curtains thinly veil a moonlit garden.
Project 3 A minimalist space, created to soothe a too busy life, also responds to drought conditions with the spare use of plants. Winner of a Sunset Magazine’s 2005 landscape award.
Project 4 A sheer film of falling water brings focus and the essence of renewal to this desert garden---featured in Sunset Magazine, 2005.
Project 5 Often artworks in the garden are heart-opening, as is the figure of Desert Rose featured here.
Gardens shown were designed and installed for my clients at Clemens & Associates.

Elizabeth W. Robechek, MLA  
Master of Landscape Architecture,
The Ohio State University;
Bachelor of Science in Theater and Speech Education, Ithaca College
Recent recognition for Elizabeth's designs has appeared in Sunset Magazine, Taunton Press Publications, and on HGTV—for work done with a leading Santa Fe, New Mexico landscape design build firm between 2001 and 2011.  Two Santa Fe gardens appeared in Sunset Magazine:  in March 2005, the magazine announced that her garden won a Western Garden Design Award and in July 2005, a fountain design was featured in an article on the use of water in southwest gardens.

Elizabeth owned and operated The Artful Gardener (1985-1998), serving central Ohio homeowners, businesses and city parks with landscapes and gardens that deeply met client needs.  She also administered the Art in Public Places program for the Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, Ohio.  Throughout this period she taught landscape courses at the community college. Previous work in botanic garden administration fleshes out her career, most recently as Executive Director of the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail, Colorado.

Elizabeth consults and designs, speaks and writes on heart-centered garden design.  Her eartheart works benefit from an intuitive, and often mystical, connection to people and place.  She is mom to Lisa and Cara and Oma to Callum, John and Isla.

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