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 a passion for plants to every project. Virginia's gardens have been featured on tours and in a variety of garden publications and books.


In late 2017 she moved to a property in Skagit County where she is renovating a unique English garden. She now divides her time between select landscape projects and fine art pursuits.





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