Robynne Heymans, Founder

BLA in Communication Studies, Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate
Urban Gardener, Designer and Event Coordinator.

I got started in gardens when my mother taught me to grow Zinnias, taller than me at the time, from seed with a careful combination of water, soil, sunlight and, most importantly, patience. I fell in love with gardens and their unique contribution to building a healthier relationship between the built environment and nature when I visited the Lurie Gardens in Chicago for the first time.  

My aim with each garden is to thoughtfully blend modern design with environmental objectives such as responsible water management and habitat creation. 


Anna Ceraulo Jalazo, First Mate

BS of Psychology + Women's and Gender Studies, Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate
Urban Gardener and Designer

I was gifted with a deep love for being outdoors at a young age thanks to my mother. From working in her garden as a child to WWOOFing on working farms and homesteads around the world as an adult, I have garnered a deep respect for what both productive landscapes and ornamental gardens are capable of doing for a community.

Coming to design from a background in holistic health, psychology and gender studies, I love projects that present an opportunity to ameliorate access to needed resources and facilitate community health. I have been lucky enough to practice garden design at a nursery in Long Island and jump scales to urban planning with the NYC Department of Transportation.

I am committed to harnessing my varied background to create designs that bring about equity and justice whenever possible.