Tara Gosselin
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Tara Gosselin

Tara is a San Antonio-based award-winning landscape architect, writer and educator, passionate about eco-friendly solutions and growing her own food. She knows all it takes to help you create a sustainable backyard retreat that combines blissful charm with a modern take on landscaping.

Highlights

  • Hands-on experience with plants gained thanks to a family tradition of horticulture and during more than a decade of work in the landscaping business
  • Holder of numerous awards, including The Garden of the Year Award received in 2009
  • Speaker at international gardening conferences and long-time mentor for garden design students

Experience

With countless projects to her name, Tara is an expert in creating environmentally-friendly, people-oriented garden architecture. Her work has been featured in magazines nationwide and abroad, including Country Living, Carolina Home+Garden, and D Magazine.

As a student, she had the opportunity to observe the most prominent garden architects at work, and now serves as a mentor and educator herself. She has been a guest speaker for various garden interest groups and horticulture societies, always sensitizing people to the mutually beneficial yet volatile and vulnerable relationship of man and the land.

Education

Tara’s formal studies include a BFA degree in fine and studio arts obtained from Texas Tech University, as well as an MFA in design and visual communications. The studies gave her a strong theoretical background and knowledge of the industry, but she felt her place was not in the office.  

Growing up in rural Texas, Tara spent many hours helping her farther plant trees and revegetate farms. This first hand experience of the seasonal cycles imprinted upon her a strong sense of connectedness to the land and gave her a deep understanding of the man–nature relationship.

It was only natural that her next step was to seek training in landscape architecture. She completed several horticulture and garden design courses, expanding her knowledge of plants, materials and sustainable solutions.

  • Texas Tech University
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Field Of Study Fine and Studio Arts
    Dates attended or expected graduation 1990 – 1995

  • Parsons School of Design
    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Field Of Study Design and Visual Communications, General
    Dates attended or expected graduation 1999 – 2001

San Antonio

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How To Choose Media Storage & Accessories

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How To Choose Beach & Lawn Chairs

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How To Choose A Mailbox

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Best Shoe Racks For Different Style Entryways

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How To Choose An Outdoor Thermometer

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How To Choose A Patio Dining Set

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How To Choose A Patio Umbrella Stand & Base

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How To Style Your Fireplace For Every Season

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How To Add Ambiance To Your Living Space With A Fireplace Screen

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How To Choose An Electric Fireplace

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7 Ways To Create An Energy-Efficient Home

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Upgrade Your Space With A Fireplace Screen

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How To Choose Spice Jars & Spice Racks

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How To Choose A Bird Cage

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5 Things To Consider When Buying A Fireplace Screen

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How To Choose A Planter

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Best Places At Home To Hang A Wall Clock

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Must-Have Features Of A Mountable Coffee Maker

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How To Design A Family Room With A Fake Fireplace

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8 Places To Use An Under The Counter Coffee Maker

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How To Add Ambiance To Your Living Space With A Faux Fireplace

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7 Great Ways To Warm Up Your Patio

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Outdoor Fireplaces Styles To Match Your House Exterior

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9 Things To Know Before Buying Outdoor Electric Fireplace

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13 Outdoor Lighted Displays To Cheer You Up This Christmas

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Unique Christmas Mantel Decoration Ideas

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Why Choose A Wooden Beach Chair?

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A Wooden Beach Chair Will Last You A Lifetime

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6 Smart Uses Of An Outdoor Retractable Gate

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Beach Chair Features That Allow You To Relax In Style

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9 Awesome Giant Lake Inflatables For Groups

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10 Best Lake Floats For Ultimate Fun Experience

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6 Great Benefits Of Having A Trampoline Cover

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5 Useful Tips On How To Care For Your Trampoline This Winter

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How To Select The Right Trampoline Cover

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How To Choose An Address Plaque And Sign

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How To Choose Dinner Plates

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How To Choose A Dinnerware Set

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How To Choose A Hot Tub

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How To Choose A Charcoal Grill

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How To Choose A Patio Umbrella

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How To Choose A Trellis

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How To Pick A Bounce House And Inflatable Slide

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How To Choose Outdoor Seating & Patio Chairs

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How To Choose An Outdoor Fireplace

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How To Choose A Patio Dining Table

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How To Choose Wall And Display Shelves

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How To Choose A Shopping Cart

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How To Choose A Patio Bar

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How To Choose Kitchen Canisters & Jars

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How To Choose A Jewelry Box

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How To Choose House Numbers & Letters

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How To Choose An Outdoor Bench

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How To Choose A Shoe Rack