Mary Taylor Haque is a landscape architect and Professor of Horticulture Emerita at Clemson University. She has authored several books with colleagues including Landscape Design for Energy Efficiency, Designing Outdoor Environments for Children, and The Nature of Clemson: A Field Guide to the Natural History of Clemson University. A native of Columbia, SC, she grew up in a family of advocates for conservation whose current projects include the Taylor Stream Restoration Project and putting conservation easements on family land to protect the riparian areas and wildlife habitat along Congaree Creek in Lexington County.
She has lived in the upstate for 35 years and has served on the board of the Center for Visual Arts and the Emeritus College at Clemson University. She is currently program chair for the Foothills Group of the Sierra Club, a volunteer with the Master Naturalist program, and a member of several USTA tennis teams. She enjoys hiking, birding, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her husband, Imtiaz, and their three children and two grandchildren.