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This page was last updated: November 5, 2016
Sue Goetz is a garden designer, writer, and speaker. Through her design business Creative Gardener, she assists clients in personalizing their garden spaces, from garden coaching to the design of full landscapes.

Her work has earned gold medals at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the Sunset Magazine award, Fine Gardening award, American Horticultural Society Environmental Award,and  gold medals at the Point Defiance Flower and Garden show. Her home garden has been featured in Northwest Home and Garden magazine (March 2004) as well as Country Gardens (Summer 2011).
In 2012 she was named Educator of the Year by the Washington State Nursery and landscape Association.
Sue is certified as a professional horticulturist (CPH) with the WSNLA, a member of Association of Professional Landscape Designers, a board member of the Northwest Horticultural Society and a member of the Garden Writers of America.
She loves the outreach side including freelance writing, a self-published newsletter, horticulture workshops and public speaking engagements.
Author of a series of booklets called  Creative Garden Guides:  Herbs to see, to smell, to taste, and In Love with Lavender.
Author of Herb Lover's Spa Book published by St. Lynn's Press.
Professional Affiliations
Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Washington State Nursery and landscape Association CPH:

Garden Writers of America:

Northwest Perennial Alliance:

Northwest Horticultural Society:, Board member

A blank wall... turned creative
Sue's artful leaf drawing turned into metal sculpture for an entry courtyard in Tacoma, Washington
Sue Goetz
Tacoma, Washington
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A landscape becomes so much more when a design is infused into it.
It becomes more than just a place to put plants or the mechanics.
It's the love of the design, combining

plants, garden décor and creativity."
Garden designer, Susan Goetz owner of Creative Gardener.

On-site Garden Coaching
Design from concept to full-scale drawings
Design/Build with
Father Nature Landscapes

Garden by Design
                              ...inspiring gardeners to create!
Click here to listen in with Sue and Teresa Loe on the Living Homegrown Podcast,
Click here to Join Sue and Mike the Gardener  as they discuss garden design and much more!