Notes from the Garden

We’ve been creating outdoor spaces for more than 30 years, and our team has years of experience and knowledge they can’t wait to share with you.


Guy Behind the Garden: Nick Adams

Guy Behind the Garden: Nick Adams

People  |  September 20th, 2017

Nick Adams, Head Gardener Joined the Team: March 2017   Day-to-day activities: Depending on the day I’m leading a gardening crew helping customers and clients keep their landscapes...

Fall 2017 Look Book: A Spiced up Fall

Fall 2017 Look Book: A Spiced up Fall

Education, News  |  August 31st, 2017

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Guy Behind the Garden: Jake Costello

Guy Behind the Garden: Jake Costello

People  |  August 29th, 2017

Jake Costello, Head Gardener Joined the Team: March 2016   Day-to-day activities: My day is spent caring for gardens including but not limited to pruning, cut backs, planting, weeding,...

Guy Behind the Garden: Benet Kinghorn

Guy Behind the Garden: Benet Kinghorn

People  |  August 24th, 2017

Benet Kinghorn, SWAT Team Leader Joined the Team: May 2006   Day-to-day activities: Day-to-day activities seem to be something that changes regularly in my position. As part of the...

Japanese Beetles: Planting for Next Year

Japanese Beetles: Planting for Next Year

Education, News  |  August 22nd, 2017

You may have noticed this hungry beetle munching on plants in your garden this year. If you haven’t, the Japanese Beetle is a colorful mixture of iridescent green and copper. But don’t let...

Becoming a Purple Polo: Nate, Jen, & Caitlynn

Becoming a Purple Polo: Nate, Jen, & Caitlynn

People  |  August 17th, 2017

Nate Huse, Horticultural Designer I moved to a “big city”, or at least what I thought was big as a child, and got a job at Lauritzen Gardens as a full-time gardener after college. While...

Becoming a Purple Polo: Lindsey & Nick

Becoming a Purple Polo: Lindsey & Nick

People  |  August 9th, 2017

Lindsey Moore, Head Gardener I first heard of Kinghorn Gardens when I was a senior in college at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Bryan Kinghorn, owner of Kinghorn Gardens, came to speak in my...

Gal Behind the Garden: Mika  McPherson

Gal Behind the Garden: Mika McPherson

People  |  August 3rd, 2017

  Mika McPherson, Gardener Joined the Team: March 2017   Day-to-day activities: My day-to-day includes pruning, watering, cutting back, weeding, and cleanup. Where are you...

The Purple Polos: A Morning at the Shop

The Purple Polos: A Morning at the Shop

People  |  July 28th, 2017

Each morning, a crew member's day begins at the shop. Some Purple Polos can be seen hustling around grabbing gear, others discussing their garden or design installation, all preparing for the work...

The Makings of a Purple Polo

The Makings of a Purple Polo

People  |  July 20th, 2017

Kinghorn Gardens doesn’t have a mold that employees have to fit or a long list of requirements to meet before throwing on a purple polo. Our team is made up of diverse individuals, all...