Beth Ranahan founded Garden Gallery LLC in 2005 in order to combine her passion for art and design with her experience supporting ecology and biodiversity through gardening and landscape design .
Beth studied landscape design at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University. She served on the board of directors for the Southwest Corridor Park in Boston, MA., a vibrant city park which runs through Boston’s South End neighborhoods. www.swcpc.org.
She owns and operates her studio from the former Hebb Bird Sanctuary where its remaining ponds still attract many diverse wild bird populations, as well as coyote, fox, deer, wild turkey, turtles, mink, owls and even bald eagles. Recently a surprise winter morning visit from a family of three, bobcats. She lives with her husband Steve, a metal artisan, who designs and fabricates ornamental iron fences, gates, lanterns and outdoor sculptures in many of her gardens. Many of their collaborating designs are from the patterns and forms expressed in the natural world.
Beth also manages a private residential historical estate which sits on land that was originally carved by Frederick Law Olmsted. Her design work is greatly influenced and continues to be informed by Olmsted’s lasting legacy.
After finishing her graduate studies in 2005 Beth traveled to Europe gathering inspiration from both the past and present from gardens throughout Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and France. Recent travel studies include the botanical gardens, Kirstenbosch in South Africa and the Allerton in Kauai.