Professional Qualifications

Eighteen years as a professional flower designer though I actually began landscape design at age five, reworking a backyard stream bed!

Studied Bonsai and Ikebana in Hawaii and altar arrangements in England.

Author of the book, Hardie Newton's Celebration of Flowers, published by Storey Publishing.

Some of my most recent projects include designing the Memorial Garden for Piedmont Episcopal Church (including a Biblical herb garden), designing a garden with deference to the principles of Feng Shui, and chairman of the Design Committee of the Main Street Madison Restoration Project.

I have given lectures and or demonstrations at the following locations:

Philadelphia Flower Show
Newport Flower Show
Richmond Flower Show
Washington Flower Show
Longwood Gardens
Williamsburg Symposium
United States Botanic Garden
Blandy Arboretum (State Arboretum of Virginia)
Filoli Center (Woodside, California)

Recognition from the General Assembly of Virginia (by both the House of Delegates and the Senate) at the State House in Richmond, Virginia

Current Activities:

1.) Lecturing to garden club groups and at arboretums and botanical gardens throughout the country.

2.) Conducting workshops at my home as well as locations related to my lecture schedule.

3.) Weekly design for Airlie Conference Center, Warrenton, Virginia, as well as other commercial commissions.