Immersed in flowers aptly describes Joanne Gilmartin’s career and life. For the past 26 years, she has had her hands in pots and petals, as both a successful florist and an accomplished garden designer. Her floral design company launched her into her next phase of life as a garden designer.

Joanne is a Massachusetts (MCH) and Maine Certified Horticulturist (MCSL MCN). These awards are given to professionals who fulfill specific requirements of education and experience and have demonstrated their knowledge of horticulture.

She is a graduate of the London-based Garden Design School, co-founded by renowned landscape designers Moira Farnham and Robin Templar Williams. Famed for their extensive knowledge of formal landscape and garden design, the pair teach design with an eye toward creating gardens that work within the natural landscape.

At heart, Joanne is an artist. She holds an Art degree from Providence College and has extensive training from the Rhode Island School of Design. This background is evident in her approach to color, contrast and composition in garden and floral design.