The Artful Gardener
The Artful Gardener 

Who Puts the Art in Artful?

Jean M. Westcott - Owner, Designer, Avid Gardener and Lover of all Things Beautiful...

I design artistic, client- specific, architecturally-appropriate gardens with a specialty in  restoration design of older landscapes.  Every project gives me the opportunity to help someone have the oasis of their dreams no matter how large or small. Each of my designs incorporates structural elements that help define the style and express the individuality of my client.  My planting designs combine a contemporary pallete with an "Old-World" aesthetic to create lush environments that require less maintenance than you would expect from the traditional "English Border".


I have been fortunate; I have learned from and worked with some very talented teachers, horticulturalists and artisans during the course of my 25+ years in this profession.  My formal education includes a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Temple University (1985) and a degree in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University (1992) where I graduated with Highest Honors.  I am also the recipient of the ASLA ( American Society of Landscape Architects) Honor Award for Excellence and am an inductee into the Honor Society of Landscape Architecture (Sigma Lamda Alpha).

No garden is ever the creation of just one person, I owe the success of my designs to the hard labor of many;  to those who build, plant and manage these spaces - Thank You! 

Local and Regional Artists...

The Artful Gardener Shop includes the work of many local and regional artists and we're adding more all the time.  You can currently find items made by:

Tom Zachman - Fused Glass; Webster, NY

Gray Art Glass - Ontario Canada

Yvonne Fordham - Fused Glass; Rochester, NY

Cathy Flowers - Reclaimed/Scrap Metal Sculpture, Ontario, NY

James Seaman Sculptor - Landscape Scale Sculture, Steel/Copper/Glass

Art Pottery:

Richard Aerni - Spectacular Pottery; Rochester, NY

Carolyn Stutz - Clay Sculture; Rochester, NY

Liz Kinder - Philadelphia
Eartha Handmade Tile - Maryland

Fine Art/ Mixed Media

Rebecca Grace Jones - West Virginia
Alice Muhlback - Spirit and Kitsch, Ithaca, NY


Estancia Designs - Lisa Twombly, Marcellus NY
Felicity Jewelry Designsm- Edmond, OK
Ann Carol Designs - Bethlehem, PA

Fiber Art:

Cate & Levi - One-of-a-Kind reclaimed wool stuffed toys; Canada

Loomination - Handwoven Kitchen Textiles; Massachusetts 

Walnut Hill Crafts m- North Carolina

Matthew Thomas - Sustainably Harvested Appalachian Hardwood Giftware; WV 

Soaps & Candles:

Deep Breath Designs - Therapeutic/Relaxation wraps, eye pillows etc...; Arizona

Good Earth - Handmade Essential Oil Soaps & Lotions; Wisconsin

Fair-Trade Federation/ Hand-Made/ Recycled Materials:
Phillipines, Haiti, Nepal, South Africa, Honduras, India 

  • Distinctive Accents for Home and Garden
  • Local and Regional Artists and Artisans
  • Garden Design and Consulting 

Store Hours


Summer Hours:

Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed

Tues. - Closed
Wed. - 11 - 4
Thurs.- 11 - 6
Fri. - 11-6
Sat. 10 - 5

Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00
Saturday - 10:00 - 5:00

Consultations by Appointment

727 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY  14620




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