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The Horticultural Society of New York

GreenTeam

As the Hort’s urban greening workforce, the GreenTeam leverages over 110 years of horticulture and advocacy experience to create projects that are environmentally sustainable and community-oriented. You can find them planting in public plazas, supportive housing cooperatives, and parks throughout the city.

As the Hort’s urban greening workforce, the GreenTeam leverages over 110 years of horticulture and advocacy experience to create projects that are environmentally sustainable and community-oriented. You can find them planting in public plazas, supportive housing cooperatives, and parks throughout the city.

The GreenTeam provides short and long-term vocational training to at-risk youth, young adults, ex-offenders, and homeless youth. The team works year-round on projects that teach plant care, landscape design, and garden maintenance. As participants plant, trim, mulch, weed, and transform neglected parts of the city, they learn valuable life skills: responsibility, time management, and workplace professionalism. When the men, women, and young adults complete the program, they leave not only understanding professional horticulture but are empowered to turn their lives in a new, positive direction.

We start by meeting with you to view your space’s existing elements and determine what we can do to accomplish your goals. Size, shape, light, and function are all important factors to consider when designing a garden. We have over 30 years of experience to help you create a plan that will fit within your budget without compromising your personal vision. We work on both residential and commercial projects—so whether you’re building a new garden or renovating an old one, we can incorporate everything from hardscape (paving, built-ins, planters) to plants (trees, shrubs, perennials) in order to craft a design that will match your ideal garden.

Our Projects

Our Projects

Our Services

  • Consultations
  • Landscape Design
  • Hardscape
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Installation
  • Rooftop Gardening
  • Container Gardening
  • Maintenance
  • Irrigation
  • Custom Built-ins

For all inquiries and questions, contact Nick Guntli, Director of GreenTeam, at nguntli@thehort.org.