Virginia Hand's first career was in graphic design, tackling a variety of business identity and publication projects, including book design. Her love of gardening led her back

to school, to expand her plant knowledge. Since 1997 Virginia Hand has been designing custom gardens with clients, bringing a strong design sense and passion for plants to

every project. She now combines her skills, dividing time between selected landscape

projects and garden-related graphic design.


Virginia's gardens have been featured on tours and in a variety of garden

publications and books. She is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and the Northwest Horticultural Society.



Virginia's gardens have been featured in these publications:

Seattle Post Intelligencer, Pacific Northwest (The Seattle Times)

Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living (Better Homes and Gardens)

Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens, Marty Wingate, Sasquatch Books

The Northwest Cottage Garden, Andrew Schulman, Sasquatch Books

A Pattern Garden, Valerie Easton, Timber Press

Home Outside, Julie Moir Messervy, Taunton

Landscaping for Privacy, Marty Wingate, Timber Press


Virginia had photos and illustration published in

Landscaping for Privacy, Marty Wingate, Timber Press, 2011