Horticultural Consultations Design Coaching
“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.

all website contents copyright 2004-2014 by Susan Goetz
This page was last updated: March 11, 2015
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).
Sue is certified as a professional horticulturalist (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 Lav ander.
Author of Herb Lover's Spa Book published by St. Lynn's Press. Coming February 2015.
Garden by Design
inspiring gardeners to create...
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Go beyond just OK...
Bring your garden to life! Exterior design is all
in the details, including the addition of pottery, accent lighting, garden art, decorative structures and color plantings. Stylize your garden.

on-site Garden Coaching
Design Studio Sessions
Professional Affiliations
Association of Professional Landscape Designers www.apldwa.org
Washington State Nursery and landscape Association: www.wsnla.org
Garden Writers of America: www.gardenwriters.org
Northwest perennial Alliance: www.northwestperennialalliance.org
Northwest Horticultural Society: www.northwesthort.org, Board member
Point Defiance Flower and garden Show, Board member, show garden coordinator, display garden designer, speaker
Gig Harbor Garden Tour, board member, garden selection committee
Plant Amnesty www.plantamnesty.org
A blank wall... turned creative
Sue's artful leaf drawing turned into metal sculpture for an entry courtyard in Tacoma, Washington
Creative Gardener
311 Puyallup Ave
Tacoma, WA 98421
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