Garth Woodruff, PhDc

Garth  Woodruff, PhDc

Garth Woodruff, PhDc

Title: Assistant Professor of Horticulture & Landscape Design
Director, Agriculture Programs

Office Location: Smith Hall, 110
Phone: (269) 471-6279


B.T. Horticulture/Landscape Design, Andrews University
M.A. Andrews University


Garth Woodruff grew up on the Chesapeake Bay.  Taking Horticulture classes at a local community college helped spark his interest in landscaping and encouraged him to go to the University of Maryland to join the Landscape Architecture program. In 1996, he completed his B.T. degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design at Andrews University.  While pursuing his degree at Andrews, he started his own landscape design/build firm called Second Nature. He moved the company back to Northern Virginia to be closer to family and to raise a family of his own. After running Second Nature for 17 years, he decided to take a break and pursue new interests back at Andrews University. At Andrews, Garth  teaches courses for the Horticulture and Landscape Design degrees, bringing his years of practical experience to the classroom.  Outside of his career, Garth is a husband to his high school sweetheart, and together they raise two boys. They are an active, outdoor family, avid sailors, tri-athletes, and altogether adventurers.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Garth is currently conducting research on Sense of Place.  He is the principle owner of Second Nature, and a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).