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Landscape Architect

Bibi Gaston is a Landscape Architect. She has provided landscape architecture, site planning, and design services for public and private clients throughout the United States since 1986.

Significant recognition and honor awards include:
  • The United States Department of Transportation Honor Award for the Restoration of the Historic Columbia River Highway
  • Semi Finalist in the New York Times Millennium Time Capsule Competition with The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of the Arts and the Sciences
  • Award for Historic Restoration of the Lost Lake Campground by Landscape Architecture Magazine
  • Design Team Member, The Oregon Garden, a 300 acre botanical garden funded by the Oregon Association of Nurserymen in Silverton, Oregon.
Author and Speaker

Bibi Gaston’s first book, “The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries and Her Granddaughter’s Search for Home” was published by William Morrow / Harper Collins in hardback in 2008 and by Harper Perennial in a paperback edition in 2009.

She has written two subsequent books, “Gifford Pinchot and the Old Timers Volume I and II” focused on the lives of 223 men and women whose lives as early environmental professionals are recorded in the “Old Timers Collection” at the Library of Congress’s Gifford Pinchot Collection.

Bibi has been invited to speak at the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Mark Twain Library, Grand Canyon National Park, historical societies, museums, nature centers, librairies, garden societies and conservation organizations, book stores, and at Forest Service Supervisors and Regional offices across the United States. Please contact her for availability.


Buddy Huffaker

Executive Director, Aldo Leopold Foundation

Bibi Gaston’s ”Gifford Pinchot and the Old Timers” is a critical documentation of the professionalization of natural resource management during a particularly fascinating time period in our country’s history. Those able to interact with Bibi will immediately be captured by her intense connection to these stories and her commitment to share them with readers and audiences.

Joseph Garrera

Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Allentown, Pennsylvania

Bibi Gaston has produced a seminal book about her great-granduncle Gifford Pinchot, our nation’s first Chief Forester, and the pioneering women and men who worked with him. Pinchot’s legacy offers inspiration to us today.

Julie King

Wilderness Character Monitoring Program Manager for the US Forest Service

I had the pleasure of meeting Bibi Gaston in May of 2016 when she came to do a book signing and presentation at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, Montana on her latest book “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters.” The presentation was well attended by history buffs, and retired and current Forest Service Employees. Bibi’s talk was descriptive and inspirational and gave participants a look into the past of the conservation movement. Bibi created a connection for all of us by being a great grand niece of Gifford Pinchot, but also through her dedicated research into the first foresters journals and her passion for the mission of the Forest Service. I still hear from friends and employees reading her book and there have been many praises for her visit to Hamilton Montana. I highly recommend Bibi as a speaker and presenter for historical, conservation or educational events.

Christina Riley

Yale University

It is clear from her talk and her book that Bibi Gaston is a treasure trove of knowledge. Her talk was not only informative but intriguingly insightful. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to hear her speak, and look forward to engaging with Bibi again in the future.

Lori Strelecki

The Columns Museum in Milford, Pennsylvania

The Columns Museum in Milford, Pennsylvania hosted a reading and book signing featuring Bibi Gaston, and the guests enjoyed it very much. Miss Gaston lends an air of pride and wonder to her readings; she is obviously just as delighted by the content as the listener. A nice, feel good presentation by a very nice lady.

Landscape Architecture

Bibi Gaston has provided landscape architecture, site planning and design services for public and private clients throughout the United States since 1986.