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Robert Littlepage, as his many former students can attest, is a dynamic instructor who brings real-world experience and a touch of humor to his teaching style. His love of teaching and enthusiasm for his topic is a source of inspiration to his students. Mr. Littlepage founded the California School of Garden Design in 1998 to fill a much-needed void. He discovered that other than two-year junior college programs and a few correspondence courses, there was no place in the United States where someone interested in becoming a Garden Designer could learn these skills quickly and at minimum expense. Mr. Littlepage created the School to provide an opportunity for those individuals to learn necessary skills and get an understanding of Garden Design principles in a short but intensive period of time.
Robert Littlepage began his career as a licensed Landscape Contractor and has had his own design practice for over 25 years, creating gardens for clients throughout California and the surrounding states. His designs have been featured in garden design books and won awards at shows. He studied garden design at the Oxford College of Garden Design in Oxford, England in 1994, and obtained his teaching credentials shortly thereafter. Mr. Littlepage taught design and other landscape related courses at Sierra College in Rocklin California and at the Placer Adult School in Auburn, California, but decided to follow his dream of opening his own garden design school.
Mr. Littlepage is a licensed landscape architect in California (#5674) and Louisiana (L-249). He is a member of the APLD, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the California Landscape Contractor’s Association and the Auburn Rotary Club. He is a Certified Designer with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers where he served nationally as the Public Relations Chair, and is a Licensed Landscape Contractor within the State of California #500489.
Along with Certified Arborist Vicky Bartish, Rob Littlepage presents an organic gardening and organic “rabblerousing” radio program once a month on AM 950 KAHI. Rob and Vicky take over for Garden Guru Don Yamasaki’s “Garden Guru” radio show on the last Saturday of each month. Tune in at 9:00 a.m. for the hour-long program and find out how you can be a greener gardener or designer.