In 2008, Jennifer and Greg Nichols took their experience in the landscape industry, their love of the outdoors, and their concern for the environment to start a new type of landscape company. Understanding that traditional landscape methods can be damaging to the environment, Greg and Jen became involved in sustainable landscaping and GreenWeaver Landscapes, LLC was born.
President / Jennifer has been involved in horticulture for over 20 years. She holds a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plants and a Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens and is active in continuing education in ecology and landscape design. She also co-teaches the Landscape for Life program at Longwood Gardens. Jennifer annually volunteers as a Site Coordinator for the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association stream clean up, held the first Saturday of May. Prior to starting GreenWeaver, she was Vice President of Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia. Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society in 2003, and on the Green Industry Professional Seminar Committee from 1998 to 2004.
Vice President / Greg has been in professional horticulture for over 20 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist (MA-0510A) and a PA certified pesticide applicator (BU10663), and is currently on the Board of Directors of Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). He also served as the president of PGMS in 2007. Greg started in landscaping by mowing lawns while attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Upon graduation, Greg founded Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc, which he operated until 2004. Greg worked as Assistant Director of Facilities for Grounds at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, from 2004-2008.
Design & Sales / Lee has been a landscape designer and project supervisor with GreenWeaver Landscapes since 2010. Since Lee has been with GreenWeaver, she has created rain gardens and meadows, outdoor rooms and wildflower gardens. Lee remains active in the industry as an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) and enjoys teaching fellow horticulturalists and the public alike on issues involving sustainable land management. She has a strong background in environmental restoration and landscape design using native plants. Lee graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in Environmental Design and Ornamental Horticulture. In her free time, Lee can be found practicing yoga or exploring the city with her husband and daughter.
Design & Sales / Maggie’s involvement in horticulture and sustainability started 7 years ago as the project management leader in the non-profit sector, focusing on transforming unused space in the community to designed and intentional greenspace. Merging those experiences with her horticultural knowledge earned from certificate programs at Mt. Cuba Center and Longwood Gardens, she has a unique vision creating beautiful and inviting outdoor spaces. Maggie is passionate about preserving greenspace and is actively engaged in her neighborhood civic associations, zoning board, and community garden.
Supervisor of Operations / Connor earned his BS in Wildlife Conservation Biology from the University of Delaware in 2009. Upon graduation, he moved to California where he began working as a Naturalist, teaching outdoor education and helping to establish gardens at schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, using plants native to California. Connor worked at the San Francisco National Park from 2010-2013. He then began working as a Consulting Forester and went on to earn his International Society of Arboriculture Certificate (WE-10750A) as well as his Pesticide Applicators License (711275). In 2016 Connor moved back to the East Coast to be closer to his family and accepted a position as a Plant Healthcare Specialist. Connor is now living in Philadelphia. In his free time, he runs a small wood crafting operation, is a full-time dog-dad and all around outdoor enthusiast. Connor routinely attends professional development seminars and lectures in the continual pursuit to learn more about the sustainable landscaping industry and is currently completing his OSHA-30 training.
Lead Gardener / Michele has worked in horticulture for over 17 years. Her love of gardening began at a local garden center during college. Before joining the GreenWeaver team, she worked at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. There she was a garden horticulturist, maintaining a historic, formal garden. She has experience in all aspects of horticulture including sustainable and naturalistic gardening, container design, and water gardening. Michele graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Biology and holds a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plants from Longwood Gardens. She also periodically writes for Fine Gardening magazine. When she is not gardening for clients, Michele loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.
GreenWeaver Landscapes proudly supports the following organizations:
- Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners
- Chester – Ridley – Crum Watersheds Association
- Natural Lands Trust
- Professional Grounds Management Society
- International Society of Arboriculture
- Northeast Organic Farming Association – Organic Land Care
- Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association
- Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
- Delaware Valley Green Building Council
- American Horticultural Society
- Ecological Landscaping Association
We hope you will find the following links helpful and informative:
- The Sustainable Sites Initiative
- Landscape for Life
- Willistown Conservation Trust
- The Wildflower Center
- Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
- U.S. Green Building Council
- Marcus De La Fleur
- International Dark Sky Association
- Sustainable Landscapes – University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
- Champion Trees of Pennsylvania