Marianne Willburn

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Marianne Willburn

Marianne Willburn is a gardening speaker, columnist and author of Tropical Plants and How to Love Them (2021), and Big Dreams, Small Garden (2017). After years of occasional guest rants, she began an on-going digital correspondence with Scott Beuerlein in 2019, and officially joined GardenRant in 2020.

A weekly newspaper columnist for over a decade, she also frequently contributes to Better Homes and Gardens, The American Gardener, and other digital and print magazines; and has won national awards for her popular column and blog, [formerly SmallTownGardener]. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Marianne believes strongly that you should never wait for the ‘perfect space’ to create a restful garden oasis for yourself and your family; and she has spent much of her gardening life in small city and suburban gardens in places as diverse as California, the United Kingdom, and the Mid-Atlantic. In 2013, she began gardening intensively and exhaustively on ten acres in a rural corner of Northern Virginia.

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