About

2019 marks my 20th year in business. I have worked as a designer, gardener and horticulturalist for hundreds of clients in either the commercial or residential setting. The majority of years I have designed, installed and maintained gardens and landscapes. At this time, I am designing only but oversee the entire project.

My formal horticulture-related education includes:

  • Certified Master Gardener, Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 2000.
  • Advanced Certificate in Native Plan Design and Horticulture, New England Wildflower Society. 2015-2018.
  • Certified Landscape Design Consultant, Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. 2014-2017.

My education also includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons University and a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. Before I learned about my passion for gardening, I worked as the researcher to the Editor-in-Chief at The New England Journal of Medicine.

Volunteer:

  • Sustainability Committee, Association of Professional Landscape Designers. 2018-present.
  • Ecological Landscape Alliance. 2017-present.
  • Garden in The Woods, The New England Wildflower Society. 2015-present.
  • Education Committee, Massachusetts Master Gardener Association. 2013-2015.

I enjoy writing and giving talks about many aspects of ecological garden design. My mission is to educate as many people as possible about the importance of eco-friendly gardens. Annually, I open my property to the Ecological Landscape Association’s (ELA) Native Garden Tour and various garden clubs. This spring (2019) the focus of the ELA tour at my home is native trees in the landscape.

Memberships:

Ecological Landscape Alliance, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, New England Wildflower Society, Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, Trustees of Reservations, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Arnold Arboretum, Go Native Massachusetts, Greenovate Boston.

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