Dirk has been a licensed Landscape Architect in California since 1999 and a Gardener at heart from a very early age. Born and raised in Wiesbaden Germany, he apprenticed as a Gardener and later completed his degree as Diplom Ingenieur at University in Geisenheim, Germany. Extensive travels in Europe, experience with a broad range and scale of different project types from soccer stadiums, roof gardens, botanical gardens, playgrounds to small and high end custom residential gardens, combined with nearly 30 years of local and international experience in the field of Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Design and Project Management, provide a solid foundation for expertly crafted, high quality Gardens. Inspired by the great horticultural diversity possible in California, the amazing native and endemic flora and landscapes of California, Dirk brings a modern sensitivity to unique and creative design solutions. In his spare time he can be found hiking and fly fishing the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, the Owens Valley, Mt. Shasta and many other amazing places with his family.