About Barbie


Sweet Briar College 1971-73
University of Kentucky,  BA Political Science 1973-75
Kentucky State Landscape Design 1991
Weikel Real estate school  2011

Professional Profile:
Coordinator for the Louisville International Tennis Classic 1973-76
Partner with Mary Webb ( Webb –Thomas Landscape Design) 1991-2006
Garden Editor, Kentucky Homes and Gardens Magazine
Barbara Tafel Landscape/Exterior Design 2006-present
Kentucky Select Properties 2011 (www.kyselectproperties.com)

Locust Grove Board 2011-present
The Norton Cancer Institute Leadership Cabinet 2012-present
The Glenview Garden Club 1992-
Olmstead Parks Concervancy Board 2001-3
Norton Health Care Board
Derby Divas (Breast Cancer)
Kilgore Garden Tour Chair 03-04
US Tennis Association
US Paddle Tennis Association


Published Articles:
Southern Living
The Washington Post
Kentucky Homes and Gardens
Today’s Woman
The Voice of St Matthews

Commercial Projects:
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Home of the Innocents
Anchorage City Hall
Louisville Country Club
The River Valley Club
Prospect Pointe Shopping Center
Kentucky Country Day School
St Francis in the Fields Church
Broadway Baptist Church
Crescent Hill United Methodist Church

Out of Town Projects:
Kentucky: Owensboro, Paducah, Lexington, Frankfort, Shelbyville, Maysville, Lake Nolin, Lake Cumberland
North Carolina: Wilmington, Asheville , Boone, Blowing Rock
Virginia: Charlottesville, Richmond, Alexandria
Florida: Palm Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Mountain Lake, Del Ray
California: San Diego
Mexico: Salulita, San Miguel
Abaco: Marsh Harbor, Green Turtle Cay
Italy: Ficulle, Umbria
France: Bremtome