Jen Mann, Landscape Design
Integrating art with science and the environment is something I’ve always loved to do. Textures of stone, steel, and wood can provide a backdrop so complimentary to plants in a design that I find the process both challenging yet so rewarding when it all comes together. And that is, essentially, how I look at landscape design. My style is my clients’ style and I approach each project with an open mind, ready to create and ultimately to give the gift of a beautiful garden.
My studies in art and ecology began at Northern Arizona University and in 1990 I continued my education in these fields at Western State College in Gunnison, CO. I received my degree in Environmental Ecology and Botany from WSC in 1995. In 2008, I graduated from the Anna Gresham School of Landscape Design after completing this comprehensive three-year course in design and CAD. I now work in Vectorworks, a super intense design software allowing one to work in 2D and 3D simultaneously. Grassroots Landscape Design has been growing in the Telluride region since 2003.
My husband Tom, and our two girls are my most favorite distractions and together we love to rock climb, bike ride, swim, and just simply play in the outdoors. On my own, I am an avid trail runner, knitter, reader, and learner of all things landscape design.