Gary Huggens is the sole proprietor and landscape designer for Hortuscape Designs. He holds both a Certificate in Landscape Design and a Certificate in Woody Landscape Plants from The George Washington University (GWU) Landscape Design Program.
Gary's design projects have included a community garden and residential gardens in the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania area.
In 2004 he was awarded First Prize in the Landscape Design Competition for his design of a garden courtyard at the Washington Hospital Center (WHC) in Washington, DC. This competition was sponsored by the Washington Hospital Center, the GWU Landscape Design Program and Trammell Crow Company.
In 2008 he won a design competition with Food & Friends, Inc. in Washington, DC for his design concept of a memorial wall within their garden to honor clients and volunteers associated with this non-profit organization.
Gary has nearly twenty years of experience as an organic gardener. He is also a librarian with a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan. He organized and coordinated a staff forum on gardens and landscape design within the Library of Congress Professional Association for six years until 2005 when he retired from the Library of Congress.
Gary is a member of the:
American Library Assocation
Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
Philadelphia Horticultural Society
and several environmental and wildlife conservation groups.