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Pam is a landscape designer and horticultural manager, creating and caring for gardens and estate landscapes. Her philosophy is to enrich her client’s vision for their land, being responsive, respectful and ecological to the existing terrain and natural world. Her company, Meadoworks LLC donates services for charitable garden and stewardship projects .
Documenting her garden practices, Pam writes blog posts and and is currently working on a book with practical advice and lessons from the field for gardeners and aspiring gardeners. With boots-on-the-ground stories about sound horticultural practices, Must Love Gardens shares humorous tales as well as useful tips to prepare for home landscaping projects.
Pam has shown her photography work since her undergraduate years at Amherst College. As a conservation professional, she focuses her eye on nature and natural landscapes. Her current work can be seen in the Photo Gallery link above. She also loves photographing her Labrador Retrievers in the garden. Check out her instagram and website devoted to these photos.
RECENT Garden Designs
North Salem, NY
North Salem, NY
This has been a generously slow spring that most of us are watching unfold from indoors. Fortunately, we can even get outside to experience up close the changes in our gardens.…
May 1, 2020
While good meditators and gurus say to stay focused on the here and now, as a gardener I find this difficult, if not impossible. The gardener steps into the garden, particularly…
October 27, 2019
Talented landscape designer and horticultural manager with 20 years of experience creating and caring for gardens, managing estates and designing/stewarding nature preserves. Go-to conservation professional for local and regional land trusts and farms. Seasoned leader with dedicated network of local subcontractors.
OWNER/GARDEN DESIGNER, MEADOWORKS LLC 2007-PRESENT Landscape design, installation and maintenance for local clientele, with focus on fine horticultural and organic care of plantings. Recent garden design projects in North Salem and South Salem, NY, Ridgefield and Greenwich, CT, Cape Cod, MA and Kinsale, Ireland.
HORTICULTURAL MANAGER, PRIVATE ESTATE 2012-2017
Year-round management of 25 acre North Salem estate with meadow, woodland, wetland, equestrian jump field, croquet court, rose garden, vegetable garden, orchard and pool garden. Responsible for all aspects of exterior, including garden design, installation and maintenance; spring bulbs; container plantings and seasonal decoration. Hired and managed subcontractors. Oversaw permitting and compliance.
TELEVISION PRODUCTION, THIRTEEN/WNET, NY 1983-1998 Produced public affairs, arts and educational programming for public television. Local Emmy Award for Outstanding Educational Programming 1998.
Amherst College, Bachelor of Arts, English, Cum Laude 1982 Teachers College, Columbia University, Master of Arts, Instructional Media 1991
New York Botanical Garden Continuing Education, Horticulture 1998 - 2019
North Salem Open Land Foundation, Board Chairman; North Salem Conservation Advisory Council, Member; SPACE on Ryder Farm, Advisory Board