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Wade Graham

Wade Graham is a landscape designer, historian, and writer based in Los Angeles. He has a Ph.D in American history and teaches urbanism and environmental policy at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.


April 12-13 Garden Conservancy 7th Annual Design Seminar, The Presidio, San Francisco
May 15 Garden Club of St. Louis
May 16 Missouri Botanical Garden
May 25 Colorado River Summit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Aug 23-25 Voewood Festival, Norfolk, England

American Eden:
From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards:
What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are.
Harper. April 5, 2011

New York Times Profile

Read about Wade Graham in The New York Times
Download the New York Times profile as a PDF

Colbert Report:

Watch Wade Graham on the Colbert Report

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Kindle Single:

Jesus Is My Gardener is available on

New essay by Wade Graham,
Jesus Is My Gardener,
now on Kindle Singles

"Reading Jesus Is My Gardener, one gets the distinct sense that Wade Graham could describe just about anything. Thankfully, he applies his subtle humor and elegantly cascading prose to a topic about which he cares deeply and knows much, resulting in a memorable essay that explores several topics simultaneously…" – review