About Me

Wandering through gardens. . . .



I am an advocate for the importance of public green space and the value of nature in our lives. Whether your travels take you to the south of France or south of Florence, AZ, there are spectacular gardens to visit everywhere.  Highlighting the travel opportunities of visiting distinctive landscapes filled with art and architecture, the sense of place and the human benefit of time spent in nature, I offer programs for all audiences.  Part travelogue, part inspiration and motivation, the Traveling Gardner program is an invigorating prescription for anyone intrigued by nature, travel and the environment to consider the revitalizing quality of garden visits. Garden clubs, community groups and other audiences leave inspired to add these often overlooked treasures to their itineraries.

Linda Larson

“A Traveling Gardener”
Master Gardener
Faculty Emeritus, Communication
Mesa Community College,
Gardening in Mesa, AZ



Comments or questions are welcome.

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  1. Donna Chapman, Coordinator Dobson Ranch Garden Club, drchap08@cox.net
  2. Beth Kirk, Weeders Garden Club, Beth Kirkpatrick <2kirks@cox.net>


My favorite links

  1. http://www.gardenvisit.com
  2. http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden_tours
  3. http://www.ahs.org
  4. http://www.publicgardens.org/gardens



One thought on “About Me”

  1. 12/29/19
    Dear Linda,
    I just had to take a moment to write and say how incredible your Traveling Gardener articles are….the photography exquisite! The commentary so fresh and thoughtful. I want to visit every one of these garden areas, though your work makes me feel like I am really there. Thank you for sharing your love of gardens in such a beautiful, heartfelt way.

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