I’ve been obsessed with gardening since I was a child When I decided I wasn’t passionate enough about art to stay an illustration major I dropped out of college and started expressing myself artistically through garden design. I also became an avid and somewhat obsessive plant collector.
I trained as a horticulturist at The New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture. I also worked there as an intern in the demonstration gardens and plant records, a volunteer, and briefly as a glasshouse gardener. I also interned at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in northern California and the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew in England fulfilling a five-year plan to train in New York, California, and England.
I loved the Mediterranean climate and broad plant palette available in California so I moved here in 2006. I am currently a garden designer living in Los Osos, California on the Central Coast.
~ Kaveh Maguire