Our Staff

Come to Kennedy’s and meet our friendly, hard-working, and knowledgeable staff, many of whom have been here at Kennedy’s for many years.

Our Leadership Team:

Christopher Kennedy, MCH

  • Third generation plantsman, following his father Bob Kennedy and great grandfather Alex Kennedy
  • Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist (MCH)
  • 2011 President – Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
  • 1996 Graduate of Penn State University – degree in Landscape Contracting/Horticulture
  • Member of the prestigious Horticultural Club of Boston
  • 2006 Young Nursery Professional of the Year Award from the New England Nursery & Landscape Association (NENA)
  • 2002 President’s Volunteer Award for service to the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
  • Expert in trees, shrubs, landscape design, ornamental grasses, and earth-friendly gardening & lawn care

Susan Cheever, MCH
Nursery Buyer and Landscape Designer

  • Massachusetts Certified Horticulturalist (MCH)
  • Over 15 years experience
  • Expertise includes, Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, Conifers, and general gardening

Valerie Flynn
Garden Center & Gift Shop Buyer, Merchandising Leader

  • Extensive knowledge of fertilizers, organic solutions, soils, mulches, & general gardening
  • Buys and displays gifts and home & garden decor throughout our gift shop and garden center

Always fun for the kids…..

Marty & Keoke are our fine feathered friends. Marty loves to squawk and talk, so do not be surprised! He loves the attention, but often clams up when his cage is surrounded by people. Walk away, and he is known to say “Hello,” “I love you,” “What’s up,” “Bye bye,” and more. Keoke is very smart and loves to imitate. Her repertoire is quieter but it includes “Good Morning” and “Goodnight,” employees’ laughs and sneezes, and various construction noises. Something new every day! Tigger is the friendliest cat on the South Shore and loves to be patted. The koi in our fish pond come rushing to the surface in expectation of some fish food when they hear kids’ feet on the bridge.