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•  Garden Designer • Garden Coach  •

Charlotte Kidd, M. Ed., is a professional gardener, garden coach, garden designer and writer in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Lately she's preoccupied with researching, writing and talking about poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans. She does horticultural programs for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia International Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Garden Writers Association.


Charlotte studied horticulture and garden design at Temple University Ambler's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and at Longwood Gardens' Horticulture Certificate Program.


Her background includes newspaper reporting; medical editing; co-founding The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Monroe County, PA; administrating the Monroe County Judicare Legal Aid Society; substitute teaching for Intermediate Unit 20; and being the worst waitress in the Poconos. Click here for her resume.

Anna Bower, part-time gardening assistant, first came to Pennsylvania for

a nursery management internship at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square. She is currently interning as the natural lands intern at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. (Here's Anna driving the backhoe to unearth overgrown invasive Japanese honeysuckle at the arboretum's Bloomfield Farm.) She grew up in Edmonds, WA, graduated from Willamette University in Salem, OR with a B.A. in environmental science. In her free time she enjoys playing the violin, knitting socks, collecting Jr. Ranger Badges at national parks, and touring gardens.

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