Thad Orr Thad Orr is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer specializing in architecture, gardens, and landscaping. As the former editor of Garden Design magazine, Thad had the opportunity to direct and manage layout, photography, and writing for all kinds of gardening projects. Thad has also planned, storyboarded, and written articles on farm-to-table cooking in addition to landscaping features. He's written for Better Homes & Gardens and Sunset. His most recent project was the 2022 publication of his first book, Architectural Gardens: Inside the Landscapes of Lucas and Lucas. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.