Russ Beatty is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus who taught in the Department of Landscape Architecture for 28 years. Currently, he is a consulting landscape architect in Santa Cruz, California. His professional interests include the restoration of historic gardens and cultural landscapes, vegetation management, and urban forestry, with a focus on Mediterranean design traditions for California’s climate and gardens.
Projects include the Garden Restoration and Maintenance Master Plan for Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach and the Historic Landscape Report and Garden Management Plan for Dry Creek Cottage Garden in Union City. He is a contributor to EDEN, Journal of the California Garden and Landscape History Society, Pacific Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Russ is a member of the Garden Conservancy Screening Committee and has served as an advisor to the Conservancy in garden selection for over ten years. He is co-author of Gardens of Alcatraz (Golden Gate National Parks Association, 1996).