Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys Editor

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Kim Haworth

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys Editor

Kim Haworth
San Bruno, CA

Sweet peas can bloom a long time in our cool coastal climate.

Getting personal with Noodles, my cat.

Filoli Gardens is one of my favorite area gardens to visit.

California oaks are beautiful landscape trees and should be protected at all costs.

A professional gardener for over 25 years, California native Kim Haworth has expertise from a wide range of hands-on experiences. She's worked for city parks and wholesale nurseries, and she helped maintain the renown gardens of Sunset magazine.

Kim was introduced to gardening by her grandmother, who kept a backyard nursery in Napa, California. Popping fuchsia buds at age 5 progressed into a fascination for watching things grow and a deep respect for nature. For an avid gardener like Kim, even living without land won't stop her from gardening. Currently, Kim and her husband live on board their boat in San Francisco Bay with their cat Noodles. Kim's atrium garden is located in the front of her office in downtown Brisbane. If she feels the need for a big outdoor project, Henry's garden is always in need of something.

Kim is also a talented floral arranger and participates in the annual Bouquets to Art at the Legion of Honor, and her work has been featured in Sunset magazine and Rebecca's Garden magazine.

Kim sharpened her technology and Internet skills by writing a weekly garden column and answering horticultural questions on the Virtual Garden Web site and hosting a biweekly, on-line garden chat at She is also a witty and entertaining speaker and frequently gives seminars at garden events across the country, including the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show and the Philadelphia Flower Show.

In addition to writing for National Gardening Association, appearing on HGTV and the DIY Network, Kim is currently the producer for KRON TV's popular Henry's Garden and writes a monthly column for a local boating magazine.


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