Susan Cohan, APLD
Member for 9 Years
New Jersey Chapter
Susan Cohan Gardens, LLC
69 Hedges Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
Rochester Institute of Technology
The English Gardening School
Certificate in Garden Design
Greatest Benefit of Being Involved with APLD:
Being a member of APLD has allowed me to participate in a large network of talented and dedicated landscape designers. It has given me access to people and places that I might not have had otherwise. I actively volunteer my time at the international level on its Board of Directors as President Elect for 2013, and have been Technology Chair and Membership Chair. I participate in events for my local New Jersey chapter.
My boutique design practice is based in the New York metropolitan area and specializes in residential projects. I infuse classic design priciples and artisnal details in each project be it contemporary or traditional. I am passionate about design and gardens and translate my love of gardens, travel, fashion and art into the very personal spaces I design for each client. No two projects are ever the same and I work collaboratively with most of my clients...when I walk away it's truely their outdoor space.
Within the context of each project I design and specify everthing from plants to stone to furniture to accessories and I work closely with my clients to insure that they get exactly what they want within their budgetary guidelines.
I am also a co-founder and editor at Leaf magazine, a contributing editor for Horticulture magazine. a contributor to the Garden Designer's Roundtable and APLD's blog Designers on Design as well as my blog own landscape design blog Miss Rumphius' Rules.
Additionally, I teach landscape design at New York Botanical Gardens and Bergen Community College.