Nicholas Walker is one of the world’s most accomplished garden designer- builders. Nicholas is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and the Garden Writer’s Association of America. His partnership in Jardin, of kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW), has established him as one of America’s most celebrated and innovative leaders, in the design community. He speaks on sustainability, the environment and a healthy, greener lifestyle.
His stunning works of art have been featured in magazines, such as the historic Elizabeth Taylor gardens’ in Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, Sunset Magazine, Garden Design, Forbes and LA Times Magazine. He is also a contributor, to Good Housekeeping Do it Yourself, Woman, Furniturefind.com and kathyireland.com.
Nicholas is a featured guest, on numerous local and national radio & television shows; The Oprah Winfrey Show, HGTV’s, ‘Designing for the Sexes,’ The Christopher Lowell Show, Home Matters, HGTV’s The Hollywood Gardener, and the popular Discovery Channel series, ‘Ground Rules,’ Health Beauty Life, to name a few. He is part of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and HGTV’s, ‘Restore America A Salute to Preservation’ with Kathy Ireland, Sharon Stone, Bryant Gumbel and Al Roker, among others. As a sought after speaker, on the Green Initiative and Sustainable practices, he recently was featured, at the Dwell on Design Exhibition in Los Angeles, California.
Lifestyle designer Kathy Ireland, teamed with Nicholas – to develop Jardin; a new brand, developed to help the everyday gardener, bring style to their garden at realistic costs, for today’s families. Jardin Brand products range from; Rugs, Furniture, Top of Bed, Accessories, Lighting, Wall Art, Jewelry, Skincare, Cut flowers and Candles – which have received, one of the brand’s many Good Housekeeping Seals of Approval.
Debuting in 2001, Jardin was awarded the Gold Medal for design excellence, at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The nation’s leading horticultural exhibition. “Whether it’s a flower box or a multi-acre property, everyone should experience a garden everyday. Jardin celebrates the idea that everyone can be a successful gardener, and bring the outdoors in, through garden inspirations” explains Nicholas.
Due to his extensive international travels, Nicholas offers solutions and brings fresh perspectives to gardens, with meticulous focus on structural detail, while celebrating exciting aesthetics. With influence and inspiration from Kathy, Nicholas also shares with his audience, the knowledge that you can design your garden, with dramatic elements – such as water and stone, without spending unnecessary dollars.
A graduate of Providence College, Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Nicholas went on to earn a Masters degree in Fine Arts, at the University of California, at Irvine. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.