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About Jonathan

Jonathan Plant, originally from the Bay Area and now living in the Napa Valley, has a degree from U.C. Santa Cruz in anthropology and sculpture; the Kew Diploma in Horticulture with Honors from Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, England; and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California.

​As a horticulturist, Jonathan worked for the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, England, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England and Les Cedras in the South of France. He also spent three years as the Horticulturist in charge of the California Native Collections at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.  Jonathan is an active lecturer on horticultural and design topics to garden groups, symposiums and professional societies.

His sensitivity to architectural context and solid grasp of garden dynamics are invaluable tools in the creative process.  A unique perspective of plant communities and garden character allows Jonathan’s designs to move beyond the common, the ordinary and the anticipated.

About the Company

Jonathan has assembled a team of dedicated professionals whose combined expertise compliment and facilitate the firm’s work.  They bring design, administrative and technical expertise to the team that is Jonathan Plant & Associates, Inc.​

We seek natural design logic which gives a frame to the view, grants meaning to form, and creates a sense of place.  The spaces we create fit their function seamlessly.  Materials are used in ways that respect their innate qualities, and plants are well chosen to create an immediate transformation the feels ‘right’.