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educator , consultant , Garden designer

Harland Julius Hand, American Garden designer, consultant, retired educator. Recipient Commendation City of El Cerrito, 1986; named Man of Year California Garden Clubs, Inc., 1978.


Hand, Harland Julius was born on July 17, 1922 in Fairmont, Minnesota, United States. Son of Ernest Richard and Emma Lena Louise (Saggau) Hand.


Student, University Minnesota, 1940,-42, 45; Bachelor, Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1952.


Florist, Sheridan & Bell, San Francisco, 1948-1958; teacher biology, physiology, art, Oakland (California) Public Schools, 1952-1982; science department head, McClymond's High School, Oakland, 1965-1974; garden designer, private practice, San Francisco Bay area, since 1970. Garden writer various publications, since 1977. Lecturer various California Garden Clubs, 1976-1980.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on gardening to various magazines and newspapers, chapter to book, The American Man's Garden.


Volunteer designer of plantings for City of El Cerrito, California, 1975-1985. Sergeant United States Infantry, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member California Horticultural Society (president 1975-1976, county 1972-1976, lecturer, Garden award 1990), Friends of University of California Botanical Gardens, Berkeley(lecturer, board directors), American Rock Garden Society (lecturer), Strybing Arboretum Society (lecturer).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing poetry, cooking, sculpting, painting.


Ernest Richard Hand

Emma Lena Louise (Saggau) Hand