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About Cathy T
Cathy Testa holds an AAS degree in Horticulture with a concentration in Floriculture from the University of Connecticut. During her studies, she managed a private nursery for a design install business in Bloomfield, CT. Upon graduation, Cathy was employed at the Garden Barn in Vernon, CT as a nursery specialist and landscape designer.

After gaining first hand experience, Cathy started Cathy T’s Landscape Designs. Services include landscape and garden designs, container gardening, lectures, and freelance writing. She has a strong talent for creating stunning color combinations with structural plant forms in her designs. Her attention to plant details enables her clients to make sound decisions before proceeding with investing in any plant materials or pursuing their own installations. Most of her clients are Do-It-Yourselfers or those who wish to have a plan in hand before proceeding.

Cathy served as a board member of the Connecticut Horticultural Society through 2011 and continues to serve on their education and membership committees. She also regularly attends key conferences, such as the UCONN Perennial Plant Conference focused on continued education for professionals, and New England Grows in Boston which is one of the largest and most popular green industry events in North America known for providing education in the trade. Cathy has completed the well-regarded Master Gardener Program in September 2010. Visit her blog at http://cathytesta.wordpress.com to see regular postings of her work and gardening inspirations.


“Ed and I want to thank you for the great job you did in designing our beautiful new landscaping. It is something we will enjoy for many years!”
Gerry and Ed Corbett


Cathy and Niece
Cathy in Maine
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