Susan Cohan, APLD is the principal of Susan Cohan Gardens, a boutique design studio which specializes in residential landscape design. She an award winning, nationally certified landscape designer and is well-known in the landscape and design communities for her design work and for her writing about design. Her residential landscapes for private clients and concept gardens are frequently published and have won numerous awards. Susan is a contributing editor to Garden Design, an American voice on the British Thinkingardens, as well writing about gardens and design since 2007 on her own blog Miss Rumphius’ Rules.
“Each finished landscape is collaboration between my clients and myself. It’s my job to realize their dreams and give them more than they expected.”
Susan views each client’s project as unique and all receive personal attention. She integrates her design expertise with extensive horticultural knowledge to present a finished landscape that is site specific and clearly of its time and place. Her gardens and landscapes range from intimate courtyards to large country estates. Hand crafted details; sustainable practices and fine craftsmanship are hallmarks of Cohan's landscape design work.
“Visiting gardens both here and abroad enables me to stand in a space and experience it a way that is impossible to do from an image. I bring that firsthand knowledge from my travels back to the drawing board.”
Travel throughout the United States, Europe, and North Africa and attendance at international design fairs and conferences have influenced Susan’s work and she continues to seek out excellent and exceptional design to incorporate in her clients outdoor living spaces.
Susan left a successful career in the fashion industry and founded Susan Cohan Gardens in 2003 after earning a certificate in Garden Design from the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Gardens in London. She is serves on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. She teaches landscape design at County College of Morris, Bergen Community College and has been a lecturer at the New York Botanical Garden.
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