“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.
Meadows and Native Plants
DESIGN STYLE & INFLUENCE
Naturalistic landscape design
New Perennial Movement
English Arts and Crafts gardens
Japanese Zen meditation gardens
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