Meet the Owner

Katrina Kelly is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky. She has a BS in Landscape Architecture and a BA from the Department of Fine Arts. She has won numerous awards for her design work and musicianship.

Her interest in native plants and designing ‘living landscapes’ began during her volunteer work at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort, Kentucky in 2004 and her employment at the Arboretum during college. She has the following credentials:

  • Board member and newsletter writer for Wild Ones-Lexington Chapter 2016- present
  • Volunteer teacher for University of Kentucky OLLI Program 2016- Present
  • Former employee of UK Arboretum
  • Certified Backyard Wildlife Master Gardener
  • Kentucky Native Plant Society Stewardship Certificate
  • Fayette Alliance Citizens Planning Academy Certificate
  • ProgressLex ‘Engage Lex’ Fellowship Certificate
  • Trendimi Event Planning Certificate
  • Attendance to hundreds of gardening, environmental, and landscape architecture classes, workshops, lectures, conferences
  • KDA Chemical Operators license
  • Kentucky Certified Nurseryman by the KNLA

Speaking & Teaching, Writing & Awards

Mission of Sustainability