CGLHS founder Bill Grant    

(1925-2020) touring Val Verde,

Montecito, CA, 2001.

Photo: © Susan Chamberlin


Talks and Interviews 

David Streatfield is emeritus professor of Landscape Architecture and Design and the University of Washington. He has a long and distinguished career in the teaching and practice of landscape architecture and is well known to members of CGLHS for his book California Gardens: Creating a New Eden. On May 27, 2021, David recorded an oral history on his life and career with David Laws, former Vice President of CGLHS.

Click here to read a transcript of the interview.

Click here to watch a video of the interview. 

Christine Edstrom O'Hara, past president of CGLHS, talked about her life and career as an educator, landscape architect, and historian in a conversation with David Laws in January 2021. The influence of landscape historian David Streatfield informed O'Hara's dogged pursuit of a career practicing and teaching design and landscape preservation. 

Eden is the quarterly journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society. Click below to download pdf copies of past issues.