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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Cathy Carter

Cathy Carter

Creating Sacred Places
646.584.3540  • [email protected]

Cathy Carter designs gardens that are “magic, peaceful, meditative and beautiful.” She also teaches Kinship with Nature workshops, in which participants learn the magic of communicating with the intelligence in nature. “It’s time for humanity to reconnect with the spiritual side of nature and intuitive landscape design,” she says.

What drew you to this profession?  

I have always been drawn to the more subtle aspects in nature, the elemental world, and helping others on this journey of reconnecting with nature spirits is a passion and is so much fun! I grew up in the landscaping business in California and always loved to create beautiful gardens, just as my landscape architect father did before me. It is in my DNA. 

How does your work differ from that of others in your profession? 

I use my intuition and connect with the elemental world to design gardens that are both beautiful and healing. My workshops are in person, and each one stands alone so you can take all of them or pick and choose. Most participants tend to take all of them, since they are so much fun.

What should someone expect from working with you? 

From the workshops, they will gain an understanding of the elemental world and come away with a notebook full of exercises on ways to communicate and connect. My landscaping clients will get gorgeous designs, instructions on caring for their new garden, twice-yearly checkups on plant health, and bulb planting in the spring and fall.

What changes do you have planned for 2022? 

The workshops will be expanded with more topics, more available days and weekend retreats. I am also offering gardening workshops, such as building your own fairy garden box to take home, and floral designing using materials found locally.

Anything else our readers should know? 

I am very excited for the coming year. Teaching and designing are my great passions and my life’s purpose. I look forward to connecting with many new folks, creating spectacular gardens and continuing the journey of connecting with Nature.