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Assistant-in-Training or Horticulturist job

I'm a Horticulturist with 20 years of experience with Creativity, attention to detail, organizing, and problem-solving to bring solutions to the landscape, consulting, and utilizing my communication skills to educate hundreds of customers. In addition, I have 10 years of experience leading people through my horticultural knowledge and mentorship. 

My top skills & Specialties:

. Ornamental Horticulture

. Plant Identification: Woody ornamentals, Annuals, Perennials, Weeds, Natives & Grasses 

. Landscape Design

. Landscape Maintenance 

. Horticultural Consultation
. Woody Ornamental Pruning 

. Best Management Practices 

. Artistic Eye

. Client Relationship Management

.Emotional Intelligence 
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Here is what people outside of LinkedIn have to say about me, my skills, and my professionalism verbatim:

" Kevin Anderson-Garrity has in his head a compendium of knowledge about plants, shrubs, trees and using those elements to create beauty where there once was just dirt. I’ve trusted him with indoor and outdoor landscaping and plantings. I like that he doesn’t “take charge” of my spaces, but listens to my ideas, and makes them a reality in native plantings. He is competent and I especially like that he is a good and honorable human being." Client, Mundelein IL

"Kevin is always quick to respond to the never-ending questions I approach him. He is dependable and hard-working. I think his next project will be my rear yard rehabilitation." Client, Northbrook IL

"As new homeowners, we were very interested in reworking our underkept, existing landscaping that previous owners had not taken care of properly for many years. Kevin worked with us to help identify trouble spots, existing plants, trees, and landscaping issues. His wealth of knowledge in horticulture and arbor studies was AMAZING in helping us understand the zones and existing landscape and our challenges. He willingly shared his knowledge and continues to help with suggestions and feedback as we revitalize our landscaping needs to make our yard and home more beautiful. A TRUE professional in every sense. Personable, helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of landscaping & gardening needs! Thank you!!" Client, Grayslake IL

"Kevin demonstrated fantastic attention to detail in his work at SRCC. He was always willing to go above and beyond and try something new to give our club a fresh look. He is brilliant in his craft and constantly educating himself." Kyle Schwieter, Assistant Operations Manager at Chicago Specialty Gardens, Inc., Chicago IL

Intrigued? Let's get the conversation growing! For the quickest response, reach out to kevinandersongarrity@gmail.com | LinkedIn message.

For scheduling a call https://calendly.com/kevinandersongarrity


Illinois State University Bachelor of Science Degree Agronomy

Harper College Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in horticulture  AAS, Plant Science Technology- Horticulture Specialization. 

College of Lake County Certificate in Landscape Design (2018)

Harper College Certificates:  Arboriculture, Basic Horticultural Skills, Golf Course and Athletic Field Maintenance, Turfgrass and Grounds Maintenance 


20 years in the industry with various roles and responsibilities with field and personal experience i've devoted most of my life to the world of horticulture and everything plants and landscape maintenance.

Work History

Please see my attached resume | my LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-anderson-garrity/ | and my portfolio https://kevinandersongarrity.portfolio.site/

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