At Stoneleigh, Ethan Kauffman is introducing biodiversity to a formal garden.
Using sound design reasoning and creative native plants for formal hedges and knot gardens.
He is always looking to fill a function and not just an expectation of what a plant should be.
Ethan developed his love of the natural world exploring the Susquehanna River hills in southeastern PA.
He cultivated his horticultural perspective over two decades of gardening in the Deep South, including as director of Moore Farms Botanical Garden.
There he led the transition from a private pleasure garden to a public botanical garden. Drawing on influences from both regions, he currently serves as Natural Lands’ first director of Stoneleigh: a natural garden. A 42-acre former estate located in Villanova, PA that opened to the public in 2018.
There he creates a garden experience that inspires others to garden for beauty, biodiversity, and the health of our planet.