Shelley Sparks Biography
Founder of Harmony Gardens Landscape Architect
Shelley Sparks is a Landscape Architect and a passionate gardener. Through the practice of landscape design, she creates harmony, healing and beneficial qualities to her client’s garden environments. She believes that as we bring our environments into balance we live happier and healthier lives, benefit all that we relate to and help heal the earth. Shelley is author of the International Book Award winning book, “Secrets of the Land, Designing Harmonious Gardens with Feng Shui” and the ebook, “Keep Plants Healthy, Monthly Actions for Beautiful Gardens.”
Shelley opened her firm, Harmony Gardens in 1993. She designs primarily single family home landscapes because she is committed to helping individuals create the gardens of their dreams. She believes that every garden is co creation between herself, the client, the architecture and the land.
She was previously employed as a senior associate at Raymond Hansen Associates where she designed numerous single and multifamily housing projects as well as commercial and industrial projects. She also worked for a Fortune 500 builder developer as the in house Landscape Coordinator for tract and multifamily housing projects in San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles environs.
She has been licensed as a Landscape Architect for more than 30 years and has designed award winning residential landscapes. She has taught classes in landscape subjects including “The Garden As a Healing Space” and “Horticultural Therapy for Landscape Design” , Elements of a Healing Garden for Special Needs Children” for U.C.L.A. Extension and “How to Design Your Own Garden” for the Learning Annex. She was a guest designer on HGN “Surprise Gardener”.
Shelley is a featured speaker for the National Convention of the American Society of Landscape Architects 1997 and 1998.