'To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.' - Henry David Thoreau


      A New York City native, I studied fine arts & applied those skills to horticulture, giving a great advantage for translating ideas into opportunities.

Skill & adaptability allowed me positions such as the head horticulturist for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and as an urban gardener in NYC, London, Madrid & in historic gardens such as Great Dixter, Gravetye Manor & DeWiersse.

Passionate about horticulture, the natural landscape and the arts, I write,  practice photography and create arrangements for personal and editorial use,  The work of a good gardener should seem as if the landscape has never been touched by human hands. Currently, I am head gardener on a lush and wild private estate in Connecticut.

Garden work:  England, Israel, Holland, Spain,  and the U.S.

Writing:  Pleasure Garden Magazine, The Garden Edit, Country Life (UK) and Plinth et. al

Photography: The Garden Edit, The Germ (3,4), DeWiersse Garden & 'Lives of the Great Gardeners' by Stephen Anderton

Lecture: Garden Style Conference, Lithuania, Longwood Gardens & Jerusalem Botanic Garden,

Images © Selvaspina, 2018; unless credited otherwise.

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