Born and raised in New York City, Janice Parker grew up studying the natural and urban environment. While studying at Parsons School of Design, and with John Brookes at the Clock House School of Garden Design in England she worked in the floral business, designing extensively for public and private events and spaces. These experiences solidified her passions for art and landscape design, and in 1984 she officially launched her eponymous firm, Janice Parker Landscape Architects. Janice has conceptualized and directed innovative landscape architecture for private and public clients globally. Under her guidance, Janice Parker Landscape Architects has been honored with multiple awards, including the 2019, 2018 and 2016 Stanford White Award for Garden Design, the 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2015 Professional Merit Award from the CTASLA, Interior Design's Best of Year Award for Residential Landscape in 2020, and Veranda’s Best in Outdoor Living Awards in 2022 and 2020. Janice was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2017. Janice is a Member of the Board of Trustees for Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to beautifying New York's public spaces and creating a healthier environment for those who live in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods.
Her firm’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Veranda, The Washington Post Online, Vogue, and Luxe Interiors + Design – to name a few. In 2017 Images Publishing released “Designing A Vision” which is authored by Janice Parker and showcases her studio’s approach to the art of design.