Women in Landscape Archives - National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

Women in Landscape

Faces of the Industry: Olivia Espinoza

Olivia Espinoza got into the landscape industry as a groundskeeper for an apartment complex, taking care of flower containers and beds. “I enjoyed it so much I decided to take horticulture classes to learn more about plants,” she says. She spent two seasons working as a groundskeeper and now works for Kujawa Enterprises, Inc., based […]

Read More

Level Up: Arcadia Gardens, LLC Success Comes from Strong Employee Retention

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Arcadia Gardens, LLC, based in Bridgman, Michigan, was started in 1990 by Dot Hollerbach. Her son, Todd, joined her a year or so after. Hollerbach was an avid gardener and she had been encouraged to start […]

Read More
Jason Minshew and Annie Taylor bought Foxglove Gardening in 2016.
Photo: Foxglove Gardening

Foxglove Gardening: Serving the Fine Gardening Niche

In Flagstaff, Arizona, Foxglove Gardening has been offering fine gardening and landscape maintenance services for over 35 years. Founded by Joan Abbott, the company was purchased by married couple Jason Minshew and Annie Taylor when they learned she wanted to retire. Previously, Minshew and Taylor had worked together at a landscape architecture firm called Gardens […]

Read More

Engage for Success with Monique Allen: Episode 47 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 47th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with Monique Allen, founder & creative director of The Garden Continuum. Allan has dedicated her career to creating an alternative approach to landscaping and sharing actionable information to […]

Read More

Looking Forward to Growth: Sweet Magnolia Landscaping’s Owner Shares Her Story

Sarah Showers grew up in the industry working at her dad’s garden center but for a time she tried to pursue another field. She originally went to college for physical therapy but then changed her major to rehab and human services while she was at Penn State University. After graduating, she worked a couple different […]

Read More
Caitlin Clineff

Faces of the Industry: Caitlin Clineff

Thanks to her grandparents giving her small plant cuttings and seed packets, Caitlin Clineff grew up gardening a good bit. In high school, she was very involved with 4-H and the National Junior Horticultural Association. “That got me interested in looking into a career in horticulture, so I majored in horticultural science at NC State,” […]

Read More
STRONGER TOGETHER

Stronger Together

In the midst of Women’s History Month, we look at how some companies are supporting women in the industry Women are finding an increasing number of opportunities in the lawn care and landscape industry. But in order to attract more women to the field — as well as retain the ones that are already here […]

Read More
Level Up

Level Up: Plants Creative Landscapes Focuses on Their Purpose

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Plants Creative Landscapes’ owner Pam Dooley doesn’t look at her company’s size or revenue as a way to measure their growth, but rather their purpose. “I am always curious about ways to just expand and evolve […]

Read More

Mandy Moreland Reflects on 18 Years with McHale Landscape Design, Inc.

Guest Contributor Mandy Moreland first got into the landscape industry working at a local nursery. Those experiences drove her decision to major in landscape management at the University of Maryland. More than two decades later, Moreland is the Director of Operations and Nursery Management at McHale Landscape Design. For the last 18 years, Moreland has […]

Read More

Modern Management: Communication, Transparency and Adaptation with Ashly Neneman: Episode 38 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 38th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare talk with Ashly Neneman, general manager of Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Nebraska. As general manager of Sun Valley Landscaping, Neneman leads the […]

Read More