Anne Spranger

Anne Spranger

Adjunct Instructor

Phone: (435) 797-0568

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About Me

I have served as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate at Utah State University for 12 years. In 2011, I became a full time faculty member, and I also currently teach three landscape design courses within the department's Residential Landscape Design and Construction program.

Professionally, I served for 16 years on the planning and design team of the Utah State University Botanical Center, a 100-acre facility in Kaysville, Utah dedicated to the mission of promoting resource conservation. Water-wise landscape design and plants of the intermountain west are my areas of expertise. My professional roles include landscape designer, project field supervisor, on-site operations coordinator, and gardens manager. I have made significant contributions to students and the public by creating numerous water-wise demonstration gardens used for research and teaching. As an avid plant enthusiast, I have created memorable outdoor spaces that unite people with plants in an environmentally responsive manner. I am trained to bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, engineering, art, and ecology. As a landscape designer, my primary goal is to always achieve a balance between the built and natural environment.

As a teacher, I strive to inspire and motivate students to become independent and creative problem solvers. I emphasize the need for designers to respond to natural site conditions, and I hope to convey to students the importance of connecting both science and art in landscape design.


     Master of Landscape Architecture
     Utah State University

     Bachelor of Fine Arts
     Metropolitan State College


     Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University
     2011 - Present

     Adjunct Instructor
     Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University

     Landscape Planner, Project Coordinator, Garden Designer, Garden Manager
     Utah State University Utah Botanical Center

     Computer Simulation Technician
     Ellsworth and Associates Landscape Architects

Areas of Expertise

     Water-wise Landscape Design/Build/Maintain
     Plants of the Intermountain West
     Sustainable Landscaping
     Public Demonstration Garden Design
     Residential Landscape Design