Growing up in South Africa, as well as spending many years in France and Italy before moving to the U.S., has given me a distinct perspective on climate, plants and gardens. I graduated from the New York Botanical Garden with a degree in landscape design and I am a certified Master Gardener through the University of Connecticut Co-operative Extension Service. Prior to this I lived in Seattle and was a member, and subsequently president, of the Northwest Horticultural Society.
My clients’ gardens range from southern Fairfield County to Westchester County. Since I love to garden and also help new gardeners become enthusiastic about gardening, my volunteer work includes helping with the on-going maintenance of the Ellen Biddle Shipman formal garden at the Darien Community Association. I also lead a group of volunteer master gardeners in designing, planting and maintaining a large vegetable garden at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, used for children’s and adult education.
Treasurer of the Landscape Design Student Alumni Association at the New York Botanical Garden, an organization to help graduating students with networking and ongoing educational advancement.
Member of Metro-Hort, www.metrohort.org
Member of the Darien Community Association Greenhouse Group
Member of the Garden Conservancy, www.gardenconservancy.org
Member of the Bartlett Arboretum, www.bartlettarboretum.org