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We love the CITY and we love NATURE…successfully merging the two is the ultimate challenge for any urban landscape. Our goal is to create an URBAN PARADISE.

We are urban horticulturalists, landscape dreamers AND city dwellers… All qualities needed for making the best garden design company in the New York City.

Urban backyard gardens are among the most difficult design challenges any landscape designer faces.  At GROW we approach each project with fresh eyes and years of experience to help lead us to creating a garden paradise in just a couple hundred square feet of land.

Profiled in over 300 national and international publications as diverse as Architectural Digest, Forbes, Garden Design, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, Us Magazine, Hanajikan Japan, Metropolitan Home, Woman’s Day, Travel and Leisure, Air France, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Greek Maison and countless others.

Quill and Trowel Award winning author of Potted Gardens, Paradise Found: Gardening in Unlikely Spaces and Flower Power.

Hosted Discovery Channel’s Surprise by Design and America’s longest running home improvement radio show On the House.

 

“One of the Best Designer’s in America”, Oprah Winfery.

Garden contributor to the Today Show for 8 years.

 

Profiled in over 300 national and international publications as diverse as Architectural Digest, Forbes, Garden Design, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, Us Magazine, Hanajikan Japan, Metropolitan Home, Woman’s Day, Travel and Leisure, Air France, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Greek Maison and countless others.

Creating outdoor “living rooms” for hotels, penthouses, terraces, rooftops and urban backyards for over 20 years.

We have created breathtaking gardens for luxury hotels all over Manhattan.

Check out two or our favorite hotel projects…the Garden Park at the James Hotel in Soho and the Dog Park Garden at the Soho Grand Hotel

With two decades of experience and a reputation for excellence, we deliver great design combined with meticulous and timely installations.

Sky’s the Limit when it comes to the creativity of our urban landscape designs. And fast….we are instant gratification specialists!

 

The challenge of any urban garden is in keeping it URBAN.  It shouldn’t look like a garden in the Hamptons.

Why can’t a green roof be livable?  Why should we give up precious living space for plants…let’s SHARE!

We are proud to have designed one of the “Best Hotel Gardens in the World”  at The James Hotel in Soho.

We love creating modern botanical arrangements weekly for some of the best restaurants and hotels in New York City

Specializing in unique containers, surprising florals and natural botanicals…if not plucked from the garden…then at least inspired by!

Garden inspired, urban influence…our naked botanicals not only expose the roots of the plant…but the simple beauty of nature.

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Shaggy Chic Chair

This vintage chair gets a modern update by upholstering in shag. It really made the old new again....besides adding a sense of humor to the room.

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Zinc Teak Table

This custom made zinc and teak table is ideal for rooftop garden surrounded by metal and glass skyscrapers.

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Crape Myrtles on a roof

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White and Silver Centerpiece

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Rudbeckia on a Roof

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A Welcome Sign of Spring in Soho

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Shades on the Window

These beautiful floral banners were sewn on the matchstick blinds to create a shade that lights the sun into this sun room for a makeover contest for Health Magazine.

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Trees indoor at a NYC Gotham Hall Wedding

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Terrace at he Google Building

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Garden by Rebecca Cole at The James Hotel in New York

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Carrot Arrangement

Sometimes you don't need flowers!

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Tall Branches with Hanging Votives

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Pretty in Pink Beakers

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Blue and whiteWedding Bouquet

Blue Wedding Bouquet and boutonniere to match makes an ideal couple at this outdoor wedding on the Jersey Shore.

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A Living Room TV Make over

Hosting Surprise by Design for Discovery Channel TV makeover made it possible to create a modern mantle modern and make new furniture for a one day makeover.

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This is one of my favorites!

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50 Hotel Holiday Decor

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Lady Slipper Exposed

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Grass Table

A grass table filled with battery candles makes a spectacular arrangement for any party. This one was for Smith and Hawken at Robert Verdi's Luxe Lab.

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Black Bouquet

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Last minute details at Lincoln Center

Last minute details at The American Ireland Funds, Lincoln Center Event, includ lighting levels, screens visible with the roof decor, spots off the glassware....and on and on!

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Succulents on the the Roof

Details of our New York Gardens makes this San Francisco Flower and Garden Show feel more like home. Eldorado Stone on the walls with a fire stair helps when watering the green roof is needed.

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Curved Sofa Designed

I call this line 'Chanel' because of the large buttons, dark piping and tweedy fabrics. Designed for an sophisticated outdoor living room.

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A View from the Bridge

Birch trees on this rooftop garden frame the Williamsburg Bridge and the Empire State Building in the Manhattan skyline on this green roof in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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The Google Garden

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Ledge Scape

Sometimes it's the simple things that makes the most dramatic impact. The wheat grass is planted in a square jar of blackeyed peas, the branches just rest on the ledge and the purple glass makes the candle light look like magic.

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Today Show Butterfly Garden

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Succulents on the Roof

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Onions in an Arrangement

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Beautiful large Succulent

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Choosing Calla Lilies for Fashion Week

Choosing Calla Lilies can be a daunting task in the wholesale flower market in NYC....they are all so beautiful AND expensive.

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Sweet peas and Wheat grass

When entertaining don't forget to make the restrooms really special. This simple sweet pea arrangement in a vase of black eyed peas and pillar candles in a bed of wheat grass is just the touch.

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Growing a green wall takes months

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Winter interest in containers

Keeping containers garden looking good in the winter takes a little addition of cut pine branches, cyclamen, Tallo berries, and hardy heuchura

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Green Roof "Rugs"

A green roof need not be one that can't be walked on. On this green roof I created blocks go sedum grids that can be walked on and walked around.

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Simple Grapevine Arch

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Snow and Ice

These white French anemones look like the essence of snow, the red twigged dogwood represents fire and the ice block vases symbolize global warming.

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Pebble Table

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On the House Radio, Live Weekly National Radio

James Carey, Rebecca Cole and Morris Carey host a live call in radio show nationwide every week! Go to Onthehouse.com to find your local station.

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Smokin Smokebush and Eggplant Arrangement

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Repetitive Elegance

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Picky Ringbearer

Subtle colors on the bridesmaids really sets of off the blue hydrangeas of bouquets.

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Onion Floral

The absolute beauty of an onion!

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Orange Tulip for Imagine Tile

This beautiful orange tulip is a tile I created for Imagine Tile. It comes with stripes and other graphics that match.

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Architectural Arrangements for Pat Fields Event

Coxcomb,carnations, calla lilies, onions and scabiosa are the perfect quirky flowers for a Patricia Fields Event!

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Holloween on the Today Show

For a Halloween segment for the Today Show with Al Roker we carved out pumpkins and planted them with kale.

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Who says a garden needs flowers!

Citron greens, rich browns, rusty metals, cement greys...makes a beautiful garden...sans flowers. Miscanthus grass, birch tress, bamboo...rudbeckia is the only thing that blooms.

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Grasses on the Roof

Resin containers to look like cement match the simple cement roof pavers. The rusty metal furniture with milkweed pod tiles gives and earthy feel to this Hell's Kitchen Penthouse roof garden.

Terrace in the Mist

The rain only enhances Fifth Avenue Penthouse terrace...as does the wisteria, scabiosa, sweet potato vine. But the arched cedar trellis romantices the urban garden most of all.

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The James Hotel

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Flaming Orange Parrot Tulips

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Narrow Terrace

Even on this narrow terrace we found room for a teak table and deck chairs and surrounded them with Birch trees with great annual plantings.

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American Ireland Funds Event to honor Bono at Lincoln Center. Even President Bill Clinton came!

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Hidden Vent Pipes

Nepeta, Liatrus, sweet potato vine, sedums, lobelia, birch trees, turns this rooftop into a lush container garden.

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Rooftop Garden Oasis

I designed this Ipe sofa to comfortably fit on this narrow terrace and still provide ample comfortable seating. And my narrow tile coffee table leaves enough room to walk around.

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Upper West Side Penthouse

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Vents make the Francisco Flower and Garden Show

roof vents and metal water features inspired by the skycrapers in the banner hung from this penthouse garden created for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show.

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Comfy Cement Sofa on a Hell's Kitchen Roof

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Today Show Butterfly Garden Segment

Today Show segment on Butterfly Gardens.

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The Founders Cup at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

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Green Art of Succulents

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Garden by Rebecca Cole at The James Hotel in New York

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Rudbeckia in the Aisle

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Dining under the Bridge

Dining under the Williamsburg Bridge during the fall sunset...not a bad way to live in New York.

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Jimmie's Pool

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Spring on a roof

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Best Team wins Best in Show at Seattle Garden Show

My fantastic team builds the best garden at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.

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I opened up a very cramped kitchen by removing a wall and adding a peninsula rather than an island as the large column had to stay. We painted it fuchsia in an act of colorful defiance!

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Lavendar Pillows on Lounge Chairs

Who needs the beach when teak loungers look so enticing atop this roof in Soho.

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Magnolia at the Door

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Health Magazine living room makeover winner.

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Fall in Hell's Kitchen

Outdoor living the fall in NYC....heaven!

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Designing and Building Custom Pergola

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Shady Back Yard

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A tiny backyard oasis

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A Shoot fo Good Housekeeping

Hyacinths...leaves and all, makes a chic arrangement in a simple glass vase.

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Kitchen Makeover

The column was not movable so we highlighted it with a great fuchsia, wrapped it with a 'Earth' countertop from Corian, but my favorite part of this design was the range hood we made into a shelves!

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Best Green Wall Ever

I think this green wall is the best I've ever seen. We created this for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and won Best in Show!

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AIF Grass centerpiece

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Dining el Fresco in Williamsburg

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Shade on a Roof in Soho

A Pergola plays double duty on this terrace garden providing shade and privacy. Wisteria and hotel furniture

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Log Bench and Table

The cement table tops are held up by fenced in logs.I designed for a one day make over for Surprise By Design on the Discovery Channel.

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Secret Garden and Private Oasis in the Sky

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Grass under the Rooftop Pergola

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Furniture and hot tub but no garden.

Sometimes I have to desing a garden around the furniture...undaunted I GROW into it!

Rooftop Dining

Zinc and mahogany table and containers, benches that store irrigation and glassware, a bed that stores cushion, and plants that match fabrics...a custom design that melds of function and beauty.

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Loft Living on a Chelsea Roof

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Amaranthus and Alliums

Amaranthus and Alliums make a spectacular entry way bouquet.

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Asclepias and Fern at the Met

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Peony and Eucalyptus Bouquet

Peony and Eucalyptus makes the perfect hand-tied bouquet.

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Hotel Rooftop Bar

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Judging at the Singapore International Flower and Garden Show

It was such an honor to be invited to Singapore to judge the the International Flower and Garden Show where I got to meet some of the best garden designers in the world. Jim Fogarty, from Australia won a gold Medal.

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Wisteria on a cedar pergola

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Condo's Shady backyard

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Christmas Tree at the James Hotel Soho

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The Romantic Bouquet

Dogwood, roses, tulips, lilacs, viburnum makes a sweet combination for both centerpieces and bouquets.

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Wisteria on a Cedar Trellis

We planted this wisteria the day after we finished building the pergola...it instantly look like it had been there forever.

A Long Day for A Garden Dog

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Wood and Stone Modern Table

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