Robin Haglund—Garden coach, speaker, writer and president, Garden Mentors® Inc.
Robin Haglund is the founder and president of pioneering garden coaching firm Garden Mentors®, which thrives on empowering everyone to cultivate a beautiful, sustainable, thriving garden world. Robin is an HGTV, NWFGS, WALP, and WSNLA award-winning designer, an avid herbalist and Etsy seller, a down-to-earth speaker, a popular writer and a frequent garden television and podcasting expert guest and contributor. In her free time, she leads nature walks, educating fellow hikers about wild and introduced local flora and fauna—always seeking the silver lining in each. Her popular articles, videos, and classes are infused with vibrant anecdotes derived from her childhood and middle age on farms and in city gardens around the world, her daily adventures with plants, pollinators, pets and wildlife in the natural world, and her garden coaching experiences teaching successful gardening practices to beginner and professional gardeners alike. Robin’s garden coaching methods, design insights, plant knowledge, tips for gardening with pets, and her experiences with urban beekeeping, garden restoration, and homesteading are featured in several media sources including The New York Times, PBS’s “Growing a Greener World”, Sunset Magazine, “Living HomeGrown” Podcast, HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”, The Seattle Times, Organic Gardening Magazine, Garden Mentors® Garden Help Blog, A Dry Rain Podcast, MSN, and several books.
Once again we’ve lined up leading garden designers and writers to “battle it out” in our highly acclaimed “Container Wars.” Containers can go virtually anywhere—patios, decks and balconies or even in the garden! Drawing from identical plant materials, designers Robin Haglund and Rebecca Sweet will each create three gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how they pull together plants and share their tips for designing luscious container gardens. Learning about plants has never been so fun!
Friday, Feb 28 at 11:30 am / Main Stage in the North Hall
A Gardener’s Tour of Paris in the Spring
If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Paris, this armchair photo journey is for you! Robin will guide you through an array of Paris gardens, from the grandest to the tiniest. You’ll traverse ancient Roman ruins, stroll before-their-time lofty designs, uncover sunken escapes, gawk at architectural masterpieces, savor a peaceful picnic along the Seine and even explore a countryside hamlet fit for a queen. Plus, get travel tips to avoid Paris garden faux pas – dangereuse & otherwise.
Friday, Feb 28 at 3:30 pm / Hood Room
Herbalicious DIY: Homegrown, Foraged and Homemade
In this seminar, herbalist Robin Haglund will demonstrate crafting an array of herbalicious wonders from the garden. Using common, drought-tolerant “cooking” herbs, scented blooms & erstwhile weeds, she’ll show you how easy and cost-effective it is to make your own healing balms, tasty teas, flower-essence sippables and more using minimal ingredients. You’ll come away empowered to forage, grow, harvest, preserve and craft your own handmade goods and gifts right from your garden.
Saturday, Feb 29 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
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