Michael Madden, Creative Director

BFA, MLA Candidate
Urban Gardener and Designer

Robynne Heymans, Director of Operations

BLA in Communication Studies, MLA 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.