Chris Kennedy, MCH
Landscape Designer & President
Chris is the 3rd generation owner of Kennedy's Country Garden. Chris grew up in Marshfield and lives in Cohasset with his wife Amanda, two kids Brooks & Riley and Mookie the big fluffy golden retriever. Chris essentially grew up in the family business. He started loading cars and folding cardboard boxes between youth soccer games. Then in summers he became the head weeder and eventually moved his way up to landscape laborer & head foreman. Upon college graduation he became nursery manager, then store manager, to his current role as President and Landscape Designer.
Chris is a Landscape Contracting Graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He is a past President of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association. Chris is also a Massachusetts Certified Nurseryman and a member of the Horticultural Club of Boston. Chris loves to watch, play and coach sports and is a board member for youth basketball In Cohasset.
Favorite Tree - Japanese Snowbell - Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes'
Betty Greene is the primary Landscape Design Partner of Kennedy’s Country Gardens. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of Landscape Design. At Kennedy’s, we consistently receive terrific feedback from customers who are often mentioning how easy it is to work with Betty. Her skills range from being a garden coach guiding new homeowners through their first gardening experiences, to offering quick sketches and design solutions for problem spots in the yard, to full scale professionally designed plans as well landscape installation management and oversight. Betty works well with various customers, personalities, styles and budgets.
Dana has extensive horticulture experience owning his own landscape services business on the South Shore for many years. He also has owned an art & cut flower studio, where he displayed his many artistic talents. He currently purchases and cares for all of the tropical and annual plant material at Kennedy's. Dana also designs spectacular and tasteful containers for customers all over the South Shore.
Susan is in charge of the nursery at Kennedy's. She is the buyer for all of our trees, shrubs, roses and ornamental grasses. Her strength is customer service as she loves to share her wealth of knowledge and experience with our customers. Susan is also a talented Landscape Designer. She is part of the Adams family and a long time resident of Scituate. If you have lived in Scituate you are sure to know Susan or one of her relatives.
Valerie is our gift shop and garden center buyer, merchandising specialist, wreath designer, cashier and overall jack of all trades. She has been a loyal Kennedy's staffer for over a decade. Some still recognize Val from her Flynn's convenience store days or from walking her golden retriever along the Scituate coast.
Susan is a very passionate plants person and talented Landscape Design Artist. She is a wealth of information, especially if you have perennial and herb questions. Susan has designed and tended to a select group of gardens on the South Shore since 1978. She is an active member of the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America and offers lectures and presentations about Herbs and other garden related topics. Susan resides in Scituate, where she tends to her beautiful Doveflower Cottage Gardens that contain a tasteful collection of unusual plant material.
Gwen is a longest tenured employee at Kennedy's. She has seen it all at Kennedy's and worked with so many of our Kennedy's alumni. She is our unofficial photographer and historian. Gwen has had various rolls at Kennedy's including perennial buyer. She currently helps us seasonally with designing lovely plant baskets, container gardens and wreaths at the Holidays. If you have received a plant basket or container planting from a friend, it probably was one of Gwen's creations.
MARTY | Mookie | TIGGER
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