Catherine attended the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. Since her 2005 graduation, she has designed and installed many residential and institutional projects in New Jersey, New York City, and upstate New York.  In 2013, she moved with her husband and twins from Jackson Heights, Queens to Maplewood, New Jersey. Catherine loves being part of this amazing community and helping her clients transform the landscapes around their homes into spaces they can truly enjoy in all seasons.

Catherine’s vocation seems to have found her, rather than the other way around. Born and raised in Florence, Alabama to a family full of gardeners, Catherine grew up spending time in her grandmother’s cutting garden and her grandfather’s cornfields.

Upon moving to Houston in 1997, Catherine set about creating a garden behind the bungalow where she lived with her husband, Alex, and promptly fell in love with the plants and the process. She began her landscape design career at Thompson+Hanson Landscape Architecture in Houston where she worked on both residential and commercial projects of all sizes. After two years, and inspired to gain more expertise in ornamental horticulture, Catherine began to search for a school that would take her plant knowledge and design experience to the next level. In 2005, she graduated from the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. Catherine also holds a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College, and a Master of Latin American Art from the University of New Mexico.

Photo: Amber Heintzberger