Neil Diboll received his degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1978. He has since worked for the U.S. Park Service in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1982, Neil began his involvement with Prairie Nursery, producing native plants and seeds and designing native landscapes. He has since devoted his efforts to championing the use of prairie plants, as well as native trees, shrubs and wetland plants, in contemporary American landscapes.
Neil is recognized internationally as an expert in ecological and natural landscape design, and is the author of numerous articles on designing and landscaping with native plants. His publishing credits include articles in magazines such as “Birds and Blooms,” “Fine Gardening Magazine,” “Landschafts Architektur Magazine,” and the “Wild Ones Journal.”
Some notable speaking engagements include Kew Gardens, London; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden; U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC; Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University; Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois.
Neil has also served as consultant for organizations such as the U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC; U.S. Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the New England Wildflower Society, Framingham, Massachusetts.
Neil’s work includes designs for residential, commercial and public spaces throughout the Midwest and Northeast United States. The essence of Neil’s philosophy is that we, as stewards of the planet, must work to preserve and increase the diversity of native plants and animals, with which we share our world. The protection of our natural heritage and our soil and water resources is essential to maintaining a high quality of life for today, and for the children of future generations to come.