Staff


Edwina V2

Edwina von Gal

Founder / President

Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm since 1984, Edwina creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. Her work has been published in many major publications and her book "Fresh Cuts" won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing in 1998. She has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural organizations, and is currently on the board of What Is Missing, Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity. In 2013, Edwina founded the Perfect Earth Project to promote toxin-free landscapes for the health of people, their pets, and the planet. Most recently, she is the 2017 recipient of Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for the Visual Arts.



Catherine

Catherine Wedgbury

Head Gardener / Educator

Catherine Wedgbury is the Head Gardener and Educator at the Perfect Earth Project. She graduated from the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture in 2020. As part of this program she interned at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Prior to her transition into horticulture, Catherine worked in the finance industry for over 20 years.



Nathalie Pierrepont Danilovich

Nathalie is a New York-based communications and brand consultant, currently pursuing a certificate in Landscape Design at the New York Botanical Garden. She serves on the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Board of Governors of The Hotchkiss School's Alumni Association. Nathalie has a M.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Brown University.



Holly

Holly Ransom

Holly is a graduate of Tufts University with a B.S. in Psychology. She is particularly interested in Expressive Psychologies and holistic health. Horticulture, permaculture and herbalism have been both personal and professional interests. She has worked for Allandale Farm in Brookline, MA as a member of the Garden Center staff and the Esplanade Association in Boston, MA as a Horticulture Intern. A current apprentice of Blackbirds Daughter Botanical Herbal School, she is excited to help spread the movement for toxin-free, native-filled lawns and landscapes!