I am a lifelong gardener and nature lover that has always enjoyed sharing my passion for plants and gardening with others. I have worked in the horticulture field for nearly 25 years from garden centers and golf courses to public and private gardens. I am currently the horticulturist and volunteer manager at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington DC where I maintain an organic cutting garden, supervise the greenhouse, and manage the horticulture volunteer program. At home in suburban Maryland, I am feverishly maximizing my own garden’s ecological potential, a three-quarter acre, partially wooded lot with a small babbling stream.
George Washington University, Masters of Professional Studies, Sustainable Landscape Design, 2020
Wilmington University, Masters of Business Administration, 2011
Longwood Gardens, Professional Gardener Training Program, 2006
APLD, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, DC VA MD Chapter, member since 2018
Sometimes all a project needs is a good brainstorming session. We can tour your garden, discuss strengths and weaknesses, talk about plants and maintenance, and answer any questions you may have.
Each project is different. A quick sketch and a scribbled list of plants is great for some. Others require a fully developed master plan. All design work is customizable to fit the needs of each project.
Offering sourcing, delivery, and arranging of native plants in the garden for do-it-yourself clients or I can help you coordinate installation and discuss sustainable maintenance strategies with your existing landscape contractor.
Presentations on sustainable gardening are available. Please contact me for details.
A consultation and garden tour is a great way to begin maximizing the ecological potential of your landscape.
Serving Washington DC, Baltimore, and the Maryland suburbs.