The Heroine’s Journey of Sandra Bachl

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a garden designer i can make other people’s dreams come true.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? I try to give life as many happy moments as possible, but for sure a perfect happiness for me would be to ride on the back of my horse in gallop through the landscape.

What is my greatest fear? A severe illness that takes away my quality of life.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? If somebody mistreats me, i will be a bit resentful towards them.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? The garden architects John Brookes and Enzo Enea.

What is my greatest extravagance? To spend every free minute in the stable and riding my horse.

On what occasion would I lie? When the truth do not help the person and will do more harm.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Arithmetic.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I was the happiest everytime when i saw the smiles on the face of my clients, when their garden project was finished.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Sometimes my perfectionism.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement was when one of my garden plans won against the drawings from some big and famous garden architects.

Where would I most like to live? Where i live now, because I am very happy there and I do not want to change anything.

What is my most treasured possession? That life gave me the opportunity to make my dreams come true.

What is my most marked characteristic? Enthusiasm and willing to help.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? During a relaxed walk with my dog Balu.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? A bench on my terrace in the garden.

What books influenced my life and how? “The book of garden designer” from John Brookes, that was my first garden book and it gave me a lot of inspiration.

Who are my favorite writers? Minette Walters. She writes the best crime stories.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Fly me to the moon” by Frank Sinatra.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Daisy Duck. I love comics.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My parents and my closest friends.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Gone with the Wind” and “Shaft”.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art and architecture are always present in my life. They are the basis of my work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Balu. My dog.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? With the great team of professionals whom i did all my outdoor projects with them last years as well.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? Enzo Enea.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? I designed a low maintenance garden with a very special playground for a family with three children. There are some hidden play- and adventure possibilities and the parents planned doing the construction work during the school holidays as a big surprise for the kids.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017? On my homepage and Facebook page

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? If you are passionate about something, it will never completely fade away.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Georg Peithner-Lichtenfels – Friend and gallery owner in Vienna

How can you contact me? You can contact me at my email, my homepage and on my Facebook page


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