Gerry Leigh Sherman
Horticultural Therapist & Owner
Gerry graduated with a B.A. from Skidmore College where she studied International Affairs, Studio Art and Environmental Studies. She received her Horticultural Therapy Certificate from The New York Botanical Gardens, which included an intensive clinical internship at NYU Langone Health in pediatric & adult rehabilitation, complex medical care, psychiatry, and geriatric settings. Prior to finding the world of HT, Gerry worked in corporate management. As a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network, she collaborates with other HTs towards expansion of the field. In addition to her freelance ventures, Gerry has extensive experience as a horticultural therapist at a skilled nursing facility, and is now the Garden Program Coordinator at a bustling Bronx, NY Community Center. Wherever she is, Gerry combines the leadership and interpersonal skills of her corporate days with the vibrant world of horticulture.
Where are we located? Well, we grow our dahlias in Fairfield County, Connecticut. We welcome program opportunities across NYC, Westchester & Fairfield counties, and the lower Hudson Valley.
Every flower has a meaning, or symbolism, associated with it. Dahlias come in so many varieties and colors that they're buried deep in symbolism! It just so happens that all of this wonderful flower's meanings are attributes we would like our business to embody...
Finding inner strength
Changing in a positive way
Standing out from the crowd
Always being kind
Staying adventurous and relaxed
Dahlias also offer a bit of a challenge for us gardeners here in the northeast, as the tubers must be dug up and stored away for cold winter months, then replanted each spring. And we love a challenge - especially one with such incredible results! Dahlias make awesome cut flowers, attract pollinators to the garden, and- they're just gorgeous - right?!