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!
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
Bruce Day - Sculpture made from Found Objects; Rochester, NY
Chavanelle Studio - IA
James Seaman Sculptor - Landscape Scale Sculture, Steel/Copper/Glass
Richard Aerni - Spectacular Pottery; Rochester, NY
Carolyn Stutz - Clay Sculture; Rochester, NY
Liz Kinder - Philadelphia
Elizabeth Andrews - Etchings, Syracuse NY
Sherry Tinsman, Metalsmith - Sterling Silver; Lumberville PA
Chickenscratch - PA
Kathleen Hubbard - Mixed Metals; Sandpoint, ID
Cate & Levi - One-of-a-Kind reclaimed wool stuffed toys; Canada
Erda - Fabric and Leather Handbags, Maine
Loomination - Handwoven Kitchen Textiles; Massachusetts
P.S. Enjoy Your Life - Jen Born, Rochester, NY
Alice Muhlback - Spirit and Kitsch; Ithaca, NY
Chara Dow Rustic Works - Finely Crafted Rustic Furniture; East Rochester, NY
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 - recycled glass, twig art
Haiti - recycled metal wall sculpture
Nepal - Bracelets
South Africa - Hand Painted Candles, Baskets
India - Cotton Scarves
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00
Saturday - 10:00 - 5:00
OPEN YEAR ROUND!
Consultations by Appointment
727 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
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