a v a j a n e is a website dedicated to celebrating nature.
I’ve always had a garden even when I was young. Growing my own plants and food has come naturally to me.
Since 2000 I have pursued a career in Garden Design and have nurtured my passion for horticulture ever since.
From my start in the Los Angeles area when I ventured out on the path I started my own Landscape Design Business and received training from Beau De Jardin based out of Pacific Palisades. I also volunteered at the Children’s Horticultural Therapy Center at Descanso Gardens under the director of Phaedra Ledbetter.
I have owned several Landscape Design companies in the Los Angeles area and built a strong crew that continues to design and install today. One of my first companies was Foxglove Garden Design based out of Malibu CA. During this time my company was featured in Home Companion Magazine and I was on HGTV (Home and Garden Television). I designed gardens for many clients commercial and residential. My next company was Annie Wright Landscape Design based out of the Venice Beach area. I was given many opportunities to work with top designers in the area including Tracie Butler Design, Bridgid Coulter Design, and Sam Marshall Project. My work had been seen in Lonny Magazine featuring Bridgid Coulter’s home in Santa Monica CA. I was also featured in LA Times Magazine for Drought Tolerant Low Impact Design in Venice.
Now my garden interests are branching out with my new adventures in Horticulture with a v a j a n e . Here I am focusing my intention on not only Garden Design which is in my roots but I am interviewing those with ideas on sustainability, biodynamic farming, documentarians, and female farmers to name a few. I also now work for Landscape Development, Inc, a large landscape contracting company with locations throughout California. At LDI my role is Marketing Director.
Currently, I am featured on Annapurna Living for Soulful Women in Business