“When I see beauty it connects me to the unseen and the unspoken of the universe. Nature’s beauty reminds me to experience peace and gratitude, to forget the troubles of the world.

 

The avenues of joy from a garden are endless. I feel it’s my gift to create beautiful and sacred places for my clients – to commune and restore, to read a book, or pick a bouquet that nurtures their own souls and those around them.

 

Every project is personal to me, and I get to know the people who come into my life. My greatest pleasure is discovering what a client wants by listening to their dreams and their deepest desires. Maybe it’s a memory of their grandmother’s garden, a special feeling they had on a hike, or a simple wish to pick an apple from their own tree. Tapping in to that mystery and serving as the hands behind their minds and hearts is so important and satisfying to me.

 

In every garden I encounter, no matter the style or scale of the project, I imagine its growth and becoming, the affect of seasons over time, and its way of revealing to us the circle of life. Creating a garden is my opportunity to see heaven on earth, and sharing that with others is a lifelong joy.”

Trace Iest Robinson

 

 

Studies


SBCC Horticultural Program 1998 – 2000

           

Contractor’s License, CA State Landscape Contractor C27, 2000

 

Constance Spry School of Floristry, Surrey, England 1995, 2005
 

Certificat de Perfectionnement a l'art floral europeenne, Art and Nature International Ecole, Paris 2002

 

Certificat de Perfectionnement a l'art floral europeenne, Le Directeur d'Art & Nature International Jean-Louis Auboyer, Paris 2004
 

Certificate de Capacit´, Ecole Europeenne D'Art Floral, Lyon, France


Master’s course study in European Contemporary Design, Alsmeer, Netherlands 2007 – 2012

Lectures

 

Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle WA

 

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

 

Hanover Garden Club, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, England

           

Santa Barbara Garden Club

 

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

           

Music Academy of the West

           

SB Landscape Contractors Association

           

University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies

 

Santa Barbara City College Horticultural Program

 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

 

Awards

 

Nominated for Best of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Beautiful Foundation

 

Best of Houzz

Bee Garden Award

Beekeeper's Guild of Santa Barbara

Away Station Certification

Monarch Watch Organization

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