Cherie Colburn

A professional landscape designer and native Texan, Cherie has designed hundreds of low-maintenance commercial and residential landscape designs since 1994 through her company, Nature’s Tapestry.

She’s also helped create schoolyard gardens and habitats throughout Texas. As a garden writer, she’s authored traditionally published books for both children and adults while also contributing more than 100 magazine and newspaper articles over the last four decades. She shares her passion for stewardship of creation with groups across the nation, as well as on television, radio, and podcasts. Cherie’s gardening blog – Garden Dishes – was named by PBS’ Central Texas Gardener as a favorite.

In her spare time, you can find Cherie singing and gardening – often simultaneously – at her home or church in The Woodlands where she feels confident she’s proven the theory that singing to plants makes them grow faster. Or, maybe that it only works on native plants and noxious weeds!

The Woodlands, TX, USA

NPSOT, Society of Children's Book Authors and Writers

Presentations Offered:

  • Keeping It Local: Integrating Natives into Your Landscape What’s all the hype about native plants? Through photos and stories, native Texan Cherie demonstrates her gardening mantra of “first, do no harm” by showing how attention to where, why, […]
  • 7 Simple Steps: Garden Design Made Easy Learn the tricks of the trade from professional landscape designer and award winning author Cherie Colburn. Whether you want to start new, fill-in, or fill-out your home’s landscape, Cherie helps […]
  • Recipe for a 24-7 Landscape Would you spend time and money renovating a room, then refuse to use it after dark? Let Cherie show you how to add a few simple ingredients and remove a […]
  • Wild About Wildflowers There’s a world at our feet few even notice, full of untamed beauty, bizarre names, and even more bizarre stories. Cherie shares her love of Texas wildflowers, then shows you […]