Our Fine Gardening Team is composed of experienced, courteous and passionate individuals. Their backgrounds include work in botanic gardens and nurseries and environmental preservation volunteer groups. They are dedicated, carefully trained and will provide your garden with the attention it deserves.
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Nancy Lowry Moitrier CV, APLD is the owner of Designs for Greener Gardens. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the Pennsylvania State University, Nancy spent several years honing her skills at various garden centers and at the U. S. National Arboretum. In addition to being an APLD Certified Garden Designer, Nancy is also a Certified Horticulturist, an Internationally Certified Arborist, a licensed Maryland Tree Expert, a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, and a Licensed Pesticide Applicator. She has lectured on various design and plant topics and has taught at the collegiate level. She is a skilled professional who will bring years of experience and knowledge to your gardening project.
Pierre Moitrier, is co-owner of Designs for Greener Gardens, he comes from France and brings his European flair to garden creations. He holds an Associates Degree in Landscape Design from George Washington University, and with more than 20 years of intensive gardening experience, is knowledgeable about a broad variety of woody plants, perennials and annuals and their many cultural needs. Pierre’s special talent is in crafting one of a kind garden hardscapes including rustic stone patios, walkways and walls, wood trellis structures and topiary work. He has lectured on the creation of structure and follies in the garden.
Designs for Greener Gardens, Inc. has been creating, developing and maintaining gardens in the Annapolis area since 1990. The company’s work has been featured in Fine Gardening, Adrian Higgins’ Washington Post column, Home & Design, American Nurseryman, Chesapeake Life, amongst others. Their creative hardscapes are highlighted in Pete Nelson – The Tree House Master’s book: Be In A Tree and in a 2007 HGTV episode of Landscaper’s Challenge.
Nancy & Pierre also contribute their expertise to Friends of the US National Arboretum’s quarterly publication: Arbor Friends.