For the past 18 years, Elizabeth has worked as a landscape designer, planner and restoration consultant in the Texas Hill Country.  

Elizabeth has a masters degree in landscape architecture, an undergraduate degree in biology, and is a certified permaculture designer.  This training, along with her creative spirit and volunteer experiences, makes her more than qualified to create beautiful landscapes that increase water and land use efficiencies.  

Beyond her work as a landscape designer, Elizabeth also provides Walks and Talks on native plants and Hill Country ecology and history.  One of her favorite topics is the Mountain Cedar (aka Ashe juniper).  She is finishing up her book on the tree, entitled CEDAR: Wanted Dead and Alive.


Permaculture Design Certificate from the Texas Institute of Practical Sustainability, Austin, Texas 2006

Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 1993

Degree in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia 1987

Professional Landscape Work

Private Practice, Austin, Texas (1996-present)

Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Dripping Springs, landscape designer (2007).

J. Robert Anderson, FASLA, Austin, Texas, landscape researcher, planner, and designer,  (subcontract, 1994-present)

The Natural Gardener, Austin, Texas, plant salesperson and researcher, (1997-1998)

Richardson Verdoorn, Austin, Texas, landscape designer and drafter, (subcontract, February-May 1996)

SLA Studio Land, Inc., Houston, Texas, landscape researcher, planner and drafter, (December 1993-October 1994 and summer of 1992)

Pro-Bono & Other Related Work

The Cedar Lady KDRP radio show host, Dripping Springs, 2010

Spring Enrichment Academy, outdoor education teacher, Dripping Springs, 2009

Fix290 Highway Coalition, core group member, Oakhill 2005-2008

Wild Basin Wilderness Trail Guide, Austin 1994-2006

Additional Education

Tom Brown, Jr. Wilderness and Survival School, Pine Barrens, Northwest U.S. (1992)

Loyola University, Rome Center of Liberal Arts, Rome, Italy (1986)

CONTACT INFORMATION: landsteward@gmail.com  or 512.657.9675