Everett Garden Designs creates gardens recognized for their clarity of vision and clean lines, accented with detailed planting plans that are effective throughout the seasons.
In our designs, Everett Garden Designs works to pay heed to a home’s architecture while expressing its heart. Our aim is to establish a strong visual relationship between interior and exterior space so there is a natural flow, both physically and aesthetically. To that end, Everett Garden Designs is experienced working with interior decorators, builders and architects to achieve that unity.
When designs are built, Everett Garden Designs works with a select group of artisans, masons, contractors, carpenters, horticulturalists, welders, irrigation, and lighting specialists, with whom we collaborate to ensure that the construction of the garden is smooth, seamless and executed as intended.
The result is a garden that expands the use and appeal of your home, increases its value, and adds joy to life.
Kathryn Everett, Principal and Owner
After earning a BA and BS in English and Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University, Kathryn worked for a decade in the advertising business. Looking for more fulfillment, but unsure of her direction, she took a year off to explore various interests, and found her calling in creating gardens.
After receiving her post-graduate degree from George Washington University’s Landscape Design Program, Kathryn worked with a design/build firm for several years before setting up her own firm. She brings an analytical design approach, a vast knowledge of plants, and an ecological sensitivity to her practice.
Her background in business, client relations and production management has proved a useful and solid foundation for building gardens. Kathryn’s passion and driving force is the opportunity to build relationships with her clients that allow her to re-imagine and create beautiful spaces for them that bring them happiness and satisfaction.
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Janet Conroy, Landscape Designer
Growing up on the beaches of Rhode Island and on a lake in Maine, Janet’s passion for nature and love of drawing led her to pursue her degree in Biology from the University of Rhode Island and a Certificate in Biological Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. After 15 years in advertising, Janet left the corporate world to raise her three girls and in 2013, earned her Masters degree in Sustainable Landscape Design from George Washington University. As her thesis project, she was a designer for the university’s entry in the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition and their landscape project, ‘Harvest Home’ was awarded the 2014 APLD International Landscape Design Gold Award, the ASLA Award of Excellence and the LCA Landscape Excellence Award for sustainable design and execution.
Janet joined Everett Garden Designs in 2015 as a designer and project manager running multifaceted high-end residential projects. She is versed in stormwater management practices and has a clear design aesthetic that supports the vision of the company. Janet complements the EGD team with her artful presentation skills and her ability to capture the essence of a design through hand drawings and computer renderings.
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Tomi Landis, Landscape Designer
After 20 years in the television business, Emmy award winning television producer, Tomi Landis decided to follow her real passion, combining ecology with landscape design. She earned her Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Design from GWU, and began her own firm in 2009.
Tomi has designed and installed garden rooms for small urban spaces as well as large shoreline restorations on sites in DC, Maryland and Virginia. She has also designed commercial landscapes such as Havel’s Place, a Memorial to Vaclav Havel on the campus of Georgetown University.
Tomi joined EGD in 2017. She is a partner with the DOEE’s RiverSmart Homes program, and an approved designer/installer for the Montgomery County RainScapes program. Tomi is certified in 6 states as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional.
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Jeanine Hall, Office Manager
Jeanine joined Everett Garden Designs in 2015 as billing and office manager. She's keeping books, managing payments and overseeing client budgets as projects are executed. She earned her bachelor's from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Sculpture and Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
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