Ruth Riske

Landscape Designer

A passion for plants and design prompted Ruth to pursue a second career as a Landscape Designer.  In 2012, she completed a Landscape Design Certificate from the Landscape Institute. Previously, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry having earned a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University. Landscape design is both an art and a science and plays to Ruth’s strengths and skills. Her scientific background makes her effective at gathering and analyzing information. This complements her artistic and spatial skills which enable her to create 2D drawings and 3D rendering of proposed ideas in Vectorworks Landmark software. 

Ruth has worked as a residential designer in the greater Boston area for over 10 years. She served as President of the New England Chapter of Association  for Professional Landscape Designers. During her term (2015-2018), she spear-headed new networking and educational events and served as the newsletter editor and co-chair of the 2017 International Design Conference. These experiences exposed her to diverse design styles, problem-solving approaches and state of the art solutions which she applies to her design process. 

She brings that spirit of teamwork to every client collaboration. Her vision for a project is grounded in an ethic of problem solving, client needs and desires, and artful design. ‘I want my clients to feel rejuvenated in their outdoor spaces, to be inspired and to experience joy.” 

Ruth Riske


Ph. D. Nutritional Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1987


Certificate in Landscape Management, University of Massachusetts Extension, Amherst, MA 2014

Landscape Design Certificate, Landscape Institute and Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Boston, MA, December 2012



“Seeing the world with child-like wonder and curiosity opens your heart to joy.” – Ruth

Let's create a garden that feels like home.



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    8 A Street, Boston, MA 02136