Noted Landscape Architect at Kingston Garden Club

Released October 18, 2007

Kingston Garden Club members will gain landscaping tips when they meet on Wednesday, November 14.  Social time and refreshments begins at 9:00 AM followed by a presentation by noted landscape architect, Patrick Leuner.

Leuner is a native of South Africa, who graduated with a degree in ornamental horticulture and parks administration in 1972. He completed a 5-year horticultural apprenticeship with the Parks Department of Johannesburg. Leuner was then accepted as an international student to study ornamental horticulture at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania. He was one of five to be selected in the world and graduated in 1974.

Leuner immigrated to the United to further his studies and was accepted by the University of Oregon, Eugene. He graduated in the summer of 1981 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Patrick moved to Seattle and gained his internship in design construction and maintenance by working with a number of well know landscape design and construction firms in the Seattle area. In 1987 he teamed up with his wife Betsy and started Leuner Landscape Design, Inc. on Bainbridge Island.

Patrick has trained in, studied and practiced horticulture and landscape architecture for nearly 30 years, becoming a favorite in the Pacific Northwest. He currently works out of his studio in Hansville, Washington, focusing on blending new, sustainable landscapes with existing natural habitats.

The Kingston Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at Redeemer United Methodist Church located at the corner of Parcell and Shorty Campbell Roads. New members are always welcome, especially for well-know speakers like Patrick Leuner.  Call Nancy M at 297-6640 for more information or check out the web site at