TIM R. GARLAND, RLA
CREATIVE LEADER IN HORTICULTURE
Board Certified and Registered Landscape Architect
35+ years experience
Healing Garden Design Certification
Master of Horticulture
State of WI Licensure
With more than 35 years of diverse experience in landscape architecture, Tim Garland brings a fresh perspective and a passion for environmental sustainability to every project. His extensive background in commercial, residential and therapeutic sectors has earned him a reputation for versatility and design with purpose and conscience. The scope of his work ranges from neighborhood backyards and school playgrounds to large corporate headquarters and medical centers.
Tim understands the technical aspects of landscape planning and implementation but also appreciates the artistic elements of design and the healing powers of nature. Whether it’s a private garden or an urban design, his goal is to create inspiring, sensory-rich, outdoor experiences that can be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons.
A 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Tim received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. Since then, he has served as an advisor and consultant to numerous municipalities as well as public agencies and institutions, ranging from the city of Milwaukee to the town of Washington Island. Active in the communities where he lives and works, he’s held several civic board positions, including serving on the Parks Committee for the Village of Shorewood. He currently sits on the board of ElderGarten Senior Community Garden in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
As a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Wisconsin Nursery Association, Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, he has been recognized for his work at the national, state and local levels. In 2016, Tim was appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin to the Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors. In this capacity, Tim was recently elected vice chair of the landscape architect section as well as liaison for credentialing and continuing education.
Tim received his Healthcare Garden Design Certification from the Chicago Botanical Gardens in 2015. As a champion of healthcare design based on scientific research, he welcomes challenges and strives to emulate Mother Nature’s calming and healing influence in the urban environment. Whether the space is small or large, newly constructed or renovated, his designs always reconnect people and plants, in personal and universal ways.