Scotty, a native Richmonder, moved back to her hometown after 18 years on the West Coast. In California, she was a natural history and wildlife filmmaker for many years before she began her second career in landscape design. She practiced sustainable techniques of landscape design with Los Angeles designers and brings that inspiration to her work here in Virginia. Scotty is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist, Certified Rain Garden Designer/Installer, Certified Green Roof Designer/Installer, member of the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association. She works with many clients around Virginia installing green roofs, rain gardens, and native plantscapes. She started out with Tricycle as a garden teacher for Peter Paul Development Center, a project manager for the Science Museum Permaculture Garden and the Bon Secours Healing Gardens. She consults and designs for our partners in the city such as the Visual Arts Center and the Forechildren Garden in Midlothian.
Words to live by
“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.” -The Talmud
What has been your favorite Tricycle experience?
Working with the young kids at weekly Peter Paul garden classes and seeing the joy & wonder of planting, growing and eating fresh vegetables!
What do you do when you’re not working for Tricycle?
I enjoy walking my chocolate lab, Ford, on the James River Park trails, nature photography and relaxing on the beach and swimming in the ocean.