"Do not hire a woman who does your work for money, but one who does it for the love of it."- Henry David Thoreau
Welcome to my website!
Hopefully in these pages you will find the answers to all of your questions about who I am and what I do as a part of my garden design, landscape architecture and garden management business. My name is Katherine Kearse Farhadian and the quote above tells you why I started this business. I love landscaping and I love people.
The educated gardener - the plant savvy landscape architect
Why choose me?
I am an owner-operator. Hire me and I am the one doing the work.
This affords the flexibility to utilize the services of your existing gardener or a landscape contractor. I can request bids for your project from contractors with whom I have working relationships. In short I will work with you and any team we create together to get your project completed.
I bill by the hour so my services are affordable to any budget.
I have a breadth of knowledge, training and experience that is extensive — encompassing landscape architecture, design principles, ornamental horticulture, environmental studies and even municipal recycling.
BS in Landscape Horticulture from NC State University, Cum Laude.
Master of Forest Science, in Social Ecology from School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.
My mission is to utilize my educational and professional experience to help you realize an outdoor space that gives you pleasure and beauty.
Hear What Our Clients Are Saying
We have worked with Katherine Farhadian, the Educated Gardener, on several projects. Katherine listened carefully to our ideas, did research when needed, and suggested plans that were carefully drawn to scale and executed those plans quickly and efficiently. We have referred her services to others and they found that to be as happy an experience as we had. Katherine still drops by to see how it’s going. Her services were expertly given within a reasonable budget.
Katherine Farhadian is a very hardworking, pleasing person to work with. Katherine willingly took our ideas and implemented them into a beautiful design plan for our neighborhood. She is very knowledgeable in her field of landscape design. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the future.
Katherine’s continued care of my three patio gardens has ensured the beauty of my surroundings…with no effort on my part. It’s rare to find someone who can create a landscape plan and then both execute it and maintain it. I’m completely satisfied with her service.
Ever expanding botanical knowledge informs sound aesthetics in Katherine’s work. The outdoor spaces she creates are often bountiful as well as beautiful and working with Katherine at every stage from design to install is a pleasure.