“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!

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 new business. The quote above tells you how/why I chose to start my business. I love landscaping and I love people. I call myself “The educated gardener – the plant savvy landscape architect” because my breadth of knowledge, training and experience is extensive, encompassing landscape architecture, design principles, ornamental horticulture, environmental studies and even municipal recycling. I earned a BS in Landscape Horticulture from NC State University and a Master of Forest Science at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.

Katherine Farhadian

Why choose me?
I am owner-operator. Hire me and I am the one doing the work.

This affords the flexibility to utilize the services of your existing gardener, family, friends, or, for larger projects, a licensed 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.

Mission:
My mission is to utilize my educational and professional experience to help you realize an outdoor space that gives you pleasure and beauty.

Garden design with walkway for Santa Barbara landscape architectureTestimonial:
“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.”
Phyllis M.