Barbara Hobens

Staff Writer, Home & Garden
@Forestscaper |

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 & Reviews by Barbara Hobens