about 

Gretchen Bauer - designer

I came to landscape design later in life, bringing skills developed through life's experiences.  Loving nature as a child I pursued an undergraduate degree in biology, but after working for professors in laboratories I changed my major to Apparel Design and Manufacturing.  As a pattern maker in the garment industry, I worked collaboratively with designers and manufacturers, problem solving to bring clothing designs to fruition.  While teaching pattern making at Seattle Central Community College I developed a love of sharing ideas and mentoring students.  When my child started school, I volunteered at Seattle Public Schools in a parent garden group.  After organizing the renovation of a long neglected central garden, landscape design requests began and g bauer design was born.  Landscape design has brought many of my skills and interests together, and I feel fortunate to share these with clients.

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Membership in the following organizations helps me keep current on best practices in horticulture and construction - WALP, Washington Association of Landscape Professionals, APLD, Association of Landscape Designers and NHS, National Horticulture Society.