About us

Hester Macdonald

British trained Landscape Designer, Hester has been active in the region since 2004. Following the creation of her company, HM Garden Design, Hester won the prestigious inaugural Concours Laurent Perrier Prix du Jury 2009 at the Jardins en Fete, Coppet. She also hosts a garden-themed weekly radio show “Dig It” on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) since 2003. Hester created the Swiss Gardening School in Spring 2012.

Tara Lissner

An enthusiastic, self-taught gardener, Tara has joined forces with Hester to manage the Swiss Gardening School. She is passionate about gardening and eager to share her experience and knowledge.

Tara and Hester
Tara Lissner and Hester Macdonald at the launch of the Swiss Gardening School at Jardins en Fête 2012, Coppet.