Stephen Pategas is an award-winning landscape architect, garden writer, garden photographer, and plant geek in Winter Park, FL. He and his wife Kristin are owners of Hortus Oasis, a boutique landscape architecture company and authors of the book Southern Coastal Home Landscaping and gardening columns for local magazines. Their historic 1925 home and garden have been featured on numerous garden tours, in magazines and on television including Growing a Greener World by Joe Lamp’l. Stephen currently serves as an AIB judge, on the City of Winter Park’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable Board and with it founded Winter Park Blooms. Winter Park has participated in the AIB National Awards Program since 2013. Previously he served on numerous Winter Park boards including the Tree Preservation Board, the Parks and Recreation Board, Environmental Review Board, and Casa Feliz Historic Home & Museum Board. His travels have taken him to hundreds of gardens in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Stephen’s favorite gardens to design are those that touch people’s lives.