David Beaulieu

David Beaulieu, garden writer.

David Beaulieu is a garden writer with an appreciation for great landscaping, a passion for learning about all kinds of plants on multiple levels, and a love for sharing his knowledge with readers.

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You can contact David by emailing landscaping1900@gmail.com.


  • 15+ years experience writing about landscaping
  • Published over 750 articles on The Spruce
  • Worked for a decade in the nursery business, working closely with all kinds of plants
  • Worked prior for The Wall Street Journal


David has spent 15+ years writing about landscaping for The Spruce. He was also a regular contributor to Do! (2003-2006), the home and garden magazine published by Highbury House. As a plant photographer, he has amassed a collection of photographs from private residences, public parks, and botanical gardens across North America.

He has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and national U.S. magazines, such as Woman's World and American Way, as well as by the Canadian magazine, Downhome. David has appeared on "Ask Andrea," the nationally syndicated radio show for do-it-yourself home and garden enthusiasts.

A gardener even as a child, David has always been drawn to plants and began working in the nursery business after college. Raising plant stock professionally and selling in retail deepened his understanding of horticulture, sensitized him to the needs of the gardening public, and put him in touch with leaders of the green industry.


Always engaged in writing, David received a B.A. in Classics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, culminating in a semester overseas at The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy. After completing his studies in Rome, he traveled extensively in Europe, where he gained an appreciation for the great formal gardens, notably in Versailles, France. Upon his return to the States, he achieved a Masters degree in Classics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

After his stint in the nursery business, David's love of the written word took him to The Wall Street Journal. He worked there for two years prior to returning to school for a Microcomputer Specialist certificate from Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA, which launched his career as an online garden writer.

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