Mr. Ron Rule obtained a B.S.A. degree from the University of Oregon. He was accepted as a member of BCSLA and CSLA in 1973 and served in various positions on the BCSLA executive for 11 years, including vice president, treasurer and chair of the local examination/registration committee. Since 1975, Ron has operated his own firm specializing in estate garden design. In 1988, he made a personal commitment to educate the gardening public on the importance of landscape architecture in garden design. Since then, he has given more than 200 lectures to a variety of organizations in both Canada and the United States. In 1989, he began teaching garden design history through the University of British Columbia, and in 1997, he founded the Certificate in Garden Design program there. It offers a unique, intensive curriculum that involves experts from the public sector as well as from the faculties of Botanical Science and Landscape Architecture. Ron still continues to direct this program.
Ron's projects have been published widely in Canada, United States and England. For the last two years, he has written a popular column on garden design for a regional gardening magazine. Few landscape architects have had as much direct contact with the general population of gardeners and garden lovers as Ron has, which makes him de facto goodwill ambassador for the profession. We are very pleased to recognize his educational and design contributions to the profession over the last 30 years, and warmly welcome him into the College of Fellows.