From her first stroll down a secluded walkaway lined with
Brugmansia on Russian Hill in 1997 to acquiring her community
vegetable plot at Alioto Park in 2007, Jenny has been involved with
and inspired by San Francisco and its gardens.
After completing a two year internship at the San Francisco Botanical
Gardens at Strybing Arboretum in 2003, Jenny trained for two years
with locally based Rock and Rose Landscape Design and Maintenance.
Returning to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in 2005 for further
internship, Jenny has also expanded her education with a variety of
specialty horticultural classes in Plant Identification, Landscape
Design and Tree Care at City College of San Francisco and Merritt
College of Oakland.
An avid traveller, she has collected gardening concepts and plant
knowledge from across the globe, including Indonesia, Japan,
Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Morocco and Mexico.
Originates from the south east of Ireland, moved to San Francisco in 1999 and discovered her love of gardening as a hobby which was soon to become her profession.
Susan began her internship at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum in 2001, where she worked with the Senior gardener in a variety of specialty gardens including Cloud Forest, Conifer and Asian discovery gardens.
Also she Interned with FUF, Friend's Of the Urban Forest for a semester whilst studying at C.C.S.F., there she worked planting, pruning and caring for San Francisco's street trees.
One year was spent working with an established tree company "City Tree's" specializing in aesthetic small tree pruning.
In an addition to a certificate in horticultural skills from the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland, Susan has taken multiple horticultural classes in plant & tree care at C.C.S.F. and Merritt College of Oakland. Susan is now an internationally recognized certified arborist in the western addition.
"Days are tremendously terrific when trees are climbed and planted", says Susan.
Bay-Friendly Landscaping &
Association of Professional
Landscape Designers (APLD)
Members of ISA International Society of Arboriculture
Bay Area Friendly Certified