marie-carOnce the research assistant to the editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, Masters at Work Garden Design, LLC owner Marie Chieppo chose to make a significant career change in 2000 and earned certification as a master gardener through the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. It started as informal help to a friend and mentor with a very successful gardening business. A year later the business was handed over to her and became her baby. Word of mouth has been the only source of her 200+ client base.

Marie has extensive education and experience in many realms of gardening. Aside from design and garden care she can create rain gardens and container plantings, integrate the use of hardscape and provide landscape restoration. She also offers coaching.lessons.

Marie is continuously upgrading her skills by participating in workshops, lectures and other certification programs. The places where she has trained include:

  • Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • Ecological Landscape Alliance
  • New England Wildflower Society (obtaining certification in native plant design, 2015)
  • New England Landscape Design and Historical Association
  • Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society
  • The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts