Evelyn J. Hadden is helping people to develop comfortable, functional, and nature-friendly landscapes with less or no lawn.
Based in Minnesota, Hadden travels across the country visiting gardens and talking at botanical gardens, garden club and master gardener meetings, nature centers, and conferences. Favorite topics include "Design Ideas to Shrink Your Lawn," "Eco-Friendly Gardens," and "Beautiful No-Mow Yards."
Hadden has authored three gardening books. Her latest, Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives (Timber Press, February 2012), offers over a hundred pages of inspiring example gardens plus profiles for 100 of the best ground plants for replacing lawns, design tips for eco-friendly gardens, and guidelines for making smaller and more eco-friendly lawns. In 2008 she published Shrink Your Lawn: Design ideas for any landscape, a photo-rich book that presents many ideas and illustrations from her talks and won a silver medal from Independent Publisher's 2009 Living Now Book Awards.