Merrifield Plant Specialist

Karen is an accomplished horticulturist, professional photographer and estate gardener. Her horticultural career began in 1976 when she worked as a cashier for Kenny Robert’s Garden Center. College classes by night and ringing up customers by day, Karen worked her way up to manage multiple tropical greenhouses, eventually developing an expertise in roses and perennials. With the birth of her daughter she began her own business–Windy Hill Plant Farm–which she ran for 25 years.

Today, Karen manages two estates and spends weekends working in the perennials section of our Fair Oaks location. When she’s not in the garden, Karen spends her time working on many other forms of creative expression.