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.
Sales and Marketing. 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, walkways and wildflower gardens. Lee co-teaches the Landscape for Life program at Longwood Gardens with Jennifer and regularly attends continuing education classes in horticulture and design herself. Lee remains active in the industry as chair of the Business Engagement Committee of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners and as an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP). Before GreenWeaver, Lee worked to educate volunteers and property owners on restoring watersheds, increasing biodiversity, and identifying and removing invasive plant species. 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.
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