Kathryn Aalto is an American landscape historian, garden designer, university lecturer, preservation consultant, and best-selling author living in England.  She has a M.A. in Garden History and a M.A. in Creative Nonfiction.  She also has a diploma in Garden Design from the London College of Garden Design and a B.A. in English from Berkeley.  For the past twenty-five years, her focus has been on places where nature and culture intersect: teaching the literature of nature and place, designing artful and sustainable gardens, and writing about the natural world.  She speaks widely throughout the United States and Britain.

Kathryn is the author of three books including The New York Times Best Seller, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood (2015) and Nature and Human Intervention (2011). Her third book is Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Women Who Shape How We See the Natural World (Timber Press, April 14, 2020).  Visit her book page. Learn more here and here.

“With both writing and design,” Kathryn says, “I have the opportunity to create narratives — some with words, some with plants.”

She has been featured in various media including National Public Radio, People Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and Channel 4.  

Her Hundred Acre Wood press kit is here. She is represented as a corporate speaker by Chartwell Speakers.  She is represented by Foundry Literary and Media in New York City.

Contact gardens@kathrynaalto.com for queries.