Winner of the 2023 American Horticultural Society Environmental Award.. Iftikhar Ahmed, the principal and lead designer of Treeline Designz, has a passion for bringing humans closer to nature through living in landscapes. You could say it is in his blood. He is the son and grandson of nurserymen and a direct descendent of the noble Mian family who for generations (350 years) were the custodians of the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan, now a UNESCO world heritage site. After school, he used to work and spent all his time at his father's nursery and botanical garden in Lahore. He has a bachelor's degree in park & garden development and a master's degree in landscape and garden design, and has also done a number of courses. His great achievement is that he is continuing his family legacy through his work and creating unique and memorable gardens in the garden shows around the world. His goal is to bring people close to nature and fill the love of gardens in every heart.