Seana is passionate about designing with plants and conspiring with nature. She studied art in college and worked as a jewelry designer for many years in New York City and later in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Her curiosity about plants and garden design, combined with a desire to work outdoors and connect with the natural world, led to a career change in 2002. She enrolled in an intensive horticulture internship at Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, New York (www.stonecrop.org). She spent a year there studying the vast collection of plants as well as the art, science and history of designing, creating and maintaining gardens.
She ran her own landscape and garden design business in Peterborough, New Hampshire, for eight years. Following an instinct to deepen her understanding of ecological landscape design she enrolled in The Conway School and received her Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design in 2012. She is also now certified in permaculture design and is interested in integrating those practices and philosophies into her work.
She moved to Maine in 2013 after graduating from the Conway School and is happy to be living and working in such a beautiful corner of the world.
Shana is a design assistant at Larkspur Design. She studied Graphic Design at Pennsylvania State University and worked in the advertising field for 4 years in Philadelphia. Her yearning to learn more about plants, agriculture and sustainable land practices lead her to living in New Zealand for a year working on conventional farms, permaculture farms, and traveling. After her year abroad she attended The Conway School and received her Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design in 2012.
Shana is a certified permaculture designer and lives in Portland, Maine.
Lindsy began working for Larkspur Design in 2015. Since then she has become a key member of our team. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University. Always an avid traveler, she took a year off to travel the country on her own, exploring national parks and the country’s beautiful landscapes. After graduating, she quickly realized that her passion and interest was in plants. She has experience in Landscaping, Horticulture, and Permaculture. Over the past 4 years she has developed a strong interest in developing biodiversity in our gardens by incorporating native plants into our landscapes. When she’s not working she can be found exploring Maine, cooking, and growing her own vegetable garden.
Julie helps manage our design services and is also a Permaculture Designer for Larkspur. She comes to Larkspur with a background in outdoor adventure education, and Permaculture design, and education. She enjoys designing functional, productive and engaging landscapes for her clients. Julie has helped design homesteads, suburban lots, small farms, and school gardens. When she is not in the field Julie enjoys hiking, surfing, trail running, and snacking in her garden.