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|
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
- "This blazingly fresh, critical, and ecologically astute masterwork brilliantly traces the great cycles of American life through a spectrum of gardens that embody our devotion to the art of cultivation for beauty and status, sanctuary and sustenance." – Booklist (starred review)
- "The American garden has found its destined interpreter in Wade Graham. American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. Writing in the mode of Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Alfred Kazin, Graham achieves a foundational study fusing sharp- edged analysis and graceful American prose." – Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
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…" – Amazon.com review