Hi, I’m Michaela. I write and edit the content and take the photos you see here at The Gardener’s Eden. To say that I love gardening is an understatement. I’m a bit of a horti-maniac really, and if you spend some time on this site, you’ll surely notice. I’ve been working in horticulture for more than 20 years. Gardens I’ve designed have appeared in Martha Stewart Living’s At Home in the GardenThe New York Times Magazine, Rural Retreats, and a variety of other publications.

In addition to landscape design and consulting services, I offer educational gardening workshops and seminars. My gardening articles and/or photographs have been published by Martha Stewart Living Magazine, MSLiving.com’s At Home in the Garden, Barnes & Noble’s Garden Variety, The Honeybee Conservancy, Grist.com, Wilder Quarterly, Birds & Blooms Magazine, Dutch Gardening Magazine Groei & Bloei, The New England Wildflower Society’s “Go Botany”, McGraw Hill Science (online & in print), The Brooklyn Botanical Garden Catalog, and others. An archive of my weekly gardening book reviews/horticultural posts for Barnes & Noble’s Garden Variety can be viewed by clicking here. For more information about my professional services and images, please see the Garden Design and Photography pages at left or contact me directly.

This blog is steered by personal whim. All content on The Gardener’s Eden is purely editorial. Neither the artists nor the businesses featured here pay for mention. The Gardener’s Eden is an affiliate of several carefully selected companies. This means that anytime you click through a banner ad on this site and buy something from one of those companies, The Gardener’s Eden will be paid a small commission. Those dollars help to pay for site hosting and maintenance, but there is no additional cost to you. So if you enjoy this blog and you would like to buy something through an affiliate ad, know that it will help The Gardener’s Eden to grow.

Unless noted, all content on this site —including copyrighted articles and photographs— are the exclusive property of The Gardener’s Eden and/or Michaela Harlow. Use of photographs, articles and/or excerpts is not permitted without prior written permission. If you would like to use a photo or an article, please send me a request (see “contact”, page left). Inspired by content? As a courtesy, please reference The Gardener’s Eden with a link. Thank you.


Thank you for visiting, and I hope you will return often. Happy gardening!