Green Abundance By Design

Ecological Garden Designer

Andrew Whittaker is a filmmaker turned garden designer. His past as a cinematographer in Los Angeles helped him develop his keen eye for composition and visual structure. He has transitioned this passion and aptitude for the visual arts into the landscape.

With his company, Green Abundance By Design, Andrew looks towards native plants, meadows/pollinator habitats, edible forest gardens, and rain gardens to beautify as well as strengthen the ecological functions of our suburban landscape.


Visual Arts

Combining the skills of filmmaking with garden design, Andrew takes his audiences on a highly visual journey into the creation of his Ecological Landscapes. Incorporating dynamic photographs, detailed images of his designs, as well as time lapse videos showcasing his gardens come to life.


Previous Audiences

• Garden Club Federation Landscape Design School of Massachusetts

• Garden Club Federation Landscape Design School of Connecticut

• Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Central Regional Meeting

• Framingham Garden Club

• Natick Garden Club

• First Parish Church, Framingham

• Framingham Public Library


Current Presentation

Edible Forest Gardens and Beyond

• 45min -1 hr 15 min

• Intro on Ecological Design Principals and Goals

• The Suburban Reformation and why suburbia is an exciting and important place for great change in the landscape.

• Case Study 1: Creation of a Public Edible Forrest Garden. A garden designed with Massachusetts natives, provides perennial food for humans and wildlife, pollinator food and habitat, and passive rainwater harvesting features. Begins with the site’s blank slate and continues through the site analysis, design, and build phases of the project.

• Case Study 2: Creation of a Private Edible Forrest Garden. Discussing the reclamation of a private residence overrun with bittersweet and poison ivy and how we transformed that into a garden that supports humans and wild life alike.

• Case Study 3: Native Reformation. A walk through of the creation of a landscape that went from standard ornamental exotic plants, into a native plant based garden designed to support wildlife.

Edible Forest Gardens and Beyond Presentation Preview


Future Presentations

Suburban Meadow will focus on bringing meadows into the suburban landscape and how to design and create beautiful, natural, and functionally important gardens for our pollinators.

Available late 2019/early 2020.


Rates & Bookings

Presentation rate is $350/ event.

For presentations further than 30 miles from Framingham, MA mileage will be charged at 58¢ per mile.

To book Andrew for your event.