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Jean-Marc Flack

“Landscape and Garden Design are not merely my passionate career choice but rather a lifestyle promoting beauty and biodiversity.”

Hortulus Animae llc launched in 2014 and now services select residential clients across the Hudson Valley and beyond.

A self-confessed plant nerd with 15 years of hands-on gardening experience, Jean-Marc began designing rooftop terraces in Manhattan and now lives and works on firm land on 177 acres of Catskill woodland in Greene county, NY.

Jean-Marc’s 20 years of expertise as a fashion executive combine with a unique personal background that includes extensive global travels, residing and studying in France, Switzerland, Greece, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, and the Philippines.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Horticulture

  • Art

  • Modern Dance

  • Philanthropy

  • Eastern Philosophy

  • Yoga

  • Travel

HORTICULTURAL PASSIONS

  • Meadows and Native Plants

  • Woodland/Shade Gardens

  • Cottage Gardens

  • Gavel/Xeric Gardens

  • Perennial Borders

  • Container Plantings.

DESIGN STYLE & INFLUENCE

  • Naturalistic landscape design

  • New Perennial Movement

  • English Arts and Crafts gardens

  • Japanese Zen meditation gardens

  • Matrix planting

CURRICULUM VITAE

Baccalauréat, Philosophy - Lycée Français d'Athènes, '80
BA, Philosophy & Psychology - Georgetown University, '87
Sustainable Garden Design Certificate - New York Botanical Garden, '15
Landscape Design Certificate - New York Botanical Garden, ongoing

 
New York Botanical Garden certified.  nybg.org

New York Botanical Garden certified.
nybg.org

APLD member  www.apld.org

APLD member
www.apld.org

My garden is Certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation  www.nwf.org

My garden is Certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation
www.nwf.org

Home Improvement Contractor licenses:  Westchester WC-28878-H16 Putnam PC-7115

Home Improvement Contractor licenses:
Westchester WC-28878-H16 Putnam PC-7115

 

NYBG, Spring-Summer 2017

My Decision to enroll at NYBG has been nothing short of life changing; what began as an impulse to pursue my passion for plants quickly blossomed into a deeply rewarding new career path…

Jean-Marc Flack,
New York Botanical Garden,
School of Horticulture And Landscape Design 

THE JOURNAL NEWS, LIFE & STYLE

Fort the last seven years — after way to long in New York — Jean-Marc Flack has been creating a wonderful garden in Carmel that now fully surrounds the charming 1790 farmhouse he shares with his husband, the choreographer Stephen Petronio…

by Bill Cary, Journal News 


I just wanted to let you know how pleased Susan and I are with your efforts on our terrace. The plants have grown lush and it seems like every week there is a new bit of color sprouting somewhere.
I know that nature takes time but on the other hand, good taste is timeless and your good taste is evidenced each day. I didn’t want the summer to go by without acknowledging our satisfaction. Thank you.
— Alan, West Village Penthouse Terrace Client
Jean-Marc melds his exquisite eye for design and a passion for sustainable ecology in landscape work that seamlessly integrates beauty and function.
— Vicky Lowry, Special Projects Director, Architectural Digest

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email: Jean-Marc@hortulusanimae.info
phone: (917) 346-7960

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