Welcome to Nightshade Fine Gardening!


Nightshade Fine Gardening, established 31 years ago in the Catskill Mountains and recently, also in the Five College area of Western Massachusetts, provides garden design and....

                          all your landscape needs.

     I learned to garden beside my Mom, a rock garden enthusiast, who gave me 'the fever.'  Being close to the Earth, it's rich smells, textures, and colors calms my spirit.  I love to be surrounded by flowers, butterflies, sun gold cherry tomatoes and warm sunlight.

     I aspire to bring you and your loved ones a taste of this grace, whether as part of a cottage garden or grand estate  I'll help you maximize the potential and beauty of your property.  We depend exclusively on word of mouth from happy customers.

     I am lucky to have a wonderful staff of skilled gardeners who'll watch over your vegetables, heavenly blue morning glories and ornamental grasses. We'll turn your dreams into reality -while carefully respecting any financial boundaries.

    Using organic methods whenever possible, natural fertilizers and bug deterrents, rich black dirt and mulching with straw that earthworms then digest becoming 'tiny cow factories.'  

   We employ 100% organic principles within the food growing area.

Avoidance of Plastic:

We select natural materials like cedar, wooden barrels, concrete containers when available.

Artful design:

    I am grateful to be known in this region for my art and music.  My greatest asset as a landscape designer is my artistic eye - my ability to create artful, colorful plantings.   My wish?  You return to your home or place of business feeling lucky and blessed by the beauty of your surroundings.

We garden throughout Ulster,  Dutchess and Greene Counties of New York and recently,  Massachusetts- the Five College area of Hampshire County.

Nightshade Fine Gardening handles all your garden needs:

  • new designs
  • reclaim unruly gardens inherited or purchased
  • organic vegetable gardens
  • businesses and storefronts.
  •  planters... the dessert of the summer.
  • weddings and special events
  • principles of Feng Shui
  • deer resistant gardening
  • consultation
  • simple automatic irrigation systems
  • fences


Life is Short!

Make every day filled with wonder.

Consultations: $85 per hour  (My consult is free if you decide to use us in your gardens....credit will be applied to your first invoice).

Labor:  $35.75 per hour per person.


We look forward to working with you soon!