Teresa Woodard

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Title: Freelance Writer
Education: Indiana University
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Expertise: Garden design, container design

Teresa Woodard is the author of American Roots and is working with Timber Press on a second book about maximalist gardens. She is contributing garden editor at Midwest Living. She also writes and edits garden content for several regional and national magazines and blogs. A lifelong Ohioan (except for her college days studying journalism at Indiana University), she gardens on two acres outside Columbus. She also teaches youth about growing food at an urban community garden and volunteers as an advisor with America in Bloom community beautification program. She loves hiking with her German short-haired pointer and traveling to favorite garden destinations.


  • 18 years garden writing experience.
  • published in Midwest Living, Country Gardens, Better Homes & Gardens, State-by-State Gardening, and Chicago Tribune; plus regional magazines such as Columbus Monthly and Ohio Magazine.
  • Recipient of Gold Awards for Magazine Writing from Garden Comm.


Teresa Woodard earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism and business from Indiana University. She has completed a Master Gardener training program.

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