Staff Writer, Home & Garden
A childhood playing in the woods cultivated a respect for wildlife and nature. Barbara has designed organic-only gardens on Manhattan roofs, corporate gardens, historic gardens, labyrinths, ponds, wildlife habitats, and public parks.
An author of gardening and history books, Barbara lectured for 5 years at The Philadelphia Flower Show, at Monticello's Harvest Festival, for corporations, associations, and clubs.
B.A., Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY; NYC Parks & Recreation volunteer; Founding Member, Manitoga’s Woodland Landscape Council; Habitat Steward Host, National Wildlife Federation; two HGTV episodes; Deer Steward, Quality Deer Management Association; President, Vanderbilt Garden; and named a Harrison Fellow at Historic Landscape Institute at Monticello & University of Virginia, 2018.
Barbara is an Anglophile, Bermuda aficionado, and an Oxfordian. A recent DNA discovery found a fellow gardener, her 5th great-grandfather Robert Morris, a Founding Father and Financier of the Revolutionary War.
Articles and Reviews by Barbara Hobens
Everything you need to know about organic gardening
July 10, 2019 – Organic gardening is better for your soil and easy to achieve.
Get rid of dandelions and weeds with this one simple tool
June 26, 2019 – The CobraHead garden tool removes the deep taproots of dandelions.
The secret to growing your best garden
June 18, 2019 – June 21 is the longest day and most exact day to determine sun needs.