20200629_GrowFinal-21.jpg

 MEET YOUR GARDENERS 

We are career gardeners, designers and builders with years of experience in Boulder County. We pursue continuing education courses at CSU in Fort Collins, honing our skills and environmental practices. We treat your garden like our own, and we’re proud to work with clients year after year, watching their yards, gardens, and families grow.

We'd love to meet your garden

(and we'd love to meet you).

IMG_3228.jpeg
20200629_GrowFinal-50.jpg
Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 8.59.19 AM.png

Adam Grove - Owner

Gardening experience & education:

My green thumb started to develop at a young age helping my folks develop beds and maintain the grounds of their horse farm. While in college I worked on a commercial tree farm and later a vineyard getting involved in all aspects of planting and care. My academic background is in architecture and my first career was in specialty architectural fabrication. Taking the reins at GROW has allowed me to get back to architecture and its connection with landscape.

Favorite plant (and why):

Trinidad Pinyon Pine, its a rare being with the most incredible structure and blue-green needles.

Favorite thing about this job:

Being outside working with great people everyday.

Amanda Downes - Office Manager

Gardening experience & education:

I worked on a flower farm while I was in college, and we sold beautiful bouquets at the Boulder Farmers Market. I’ve worked on the administrative side of things for 16 years now, and my passion and expertise is people. I have high standards for client service and I love working with people who feel the same way.

Favorite plant (and why):

Ferns—they remind me of the lush Oregon forests where I was born and raised.

Favorite thing about this job:

GROW is everything I could ask for in an employer. I wake up every day and look forward to working with some of my favorite humans at a company whose business ethics completely align with my personal philosophy.

Katie Kilbury - Founder

Gardening experience & education:

I grew up helping my mother in her garden and working for a local gardener in my hometown. I was trained as a chemical engineer and spent 6 years in that field, knowing I always wanted to retire to gardening. Then I realized I didn’t have to wait for retirement—and GROW was born. I went through the Colorado Master Gardener program and periodically attend courses and conferences on plants and growing techniques.  

Favorite plant (and why):

Agastache rupestris (sunset hyssop) - it brings so many hummingbirds to my garden!

Favorite thing about this job:

I love getting to know my customers and bringing beauty to their homes and the community. I also love improving my community in an environmentally responsible way.

 

Chandler Foresman - Head Gardener & Manager

Gardening experience & education:

I have a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a Certificate in Herbology. 

Favorite plant (and why):

Gardenias-they smell heavenly!

Favorite thing about this job:

I love spending all day outside in the Colorado sunshine with the flowers and the bugs!

20200629_GrowFinal-55.jpg

Paul Marcucci - Garden Crew Lead

Gardening experience & education:

I’ve spent 25 years gardening in Colorado. I earned my Colorado Gardening Certificate in 2006 and completed the CSU Master Gardener Program in 2009.

Favorite plant (and why):

Roundleaf serviceberry. As practical as they sound, they’re quite pretty.

Favorite thing about this job:

All our wonderful clients, and working with the same people and gardens year after year.

20200629_GrowFinal-52.jpg

Leah Andrews - Gardener Crew Lead

Gardening experience & education:

I started my plant career as a farmer for about 4 years; learning how to grow and provide food really proved to me that I belonged in the plant world. I also spent several years as an interior foliage tech, where I specialized in living plant walls and truly developed my love for plant care. This is my second season with GROW.

Favorite plant (and why):

My favorite household plant is a braided Ficus Amstel because who wouldn't want a small tree in their home!? My favorite plant in nature is a Bird of Paradise because they have such large, majestic foliage and they remind me of the summer I spent in Costa Rica.

Favorite thing about this job:

So many reasons: Spending my whole day outside, learning about new plants, basically being paid to work out, feeling like a badass, and working with some of my favorite people.

Jose Martinez - Irrigation Specialist

Gardening experience & education:

15+ years of irrigation experience in the field.  Workshop for understanding the basics of irrigation and design. Training in fusion process of PVC pipe.

Favorite plant (and why):

All sorts of plants catch my attention due to the fact that I can provide proper watering and see the results and beautiful colors throughout the lifetime of the plant.

Favorite thing about this job:

Favorite thing about this job: My favorite thing about this job is I love the connection with mother earth and all the elements needed to grow amazing botanical gardens.