Cathy and Ken have been professional horticulturist
for over 30 years. They met while working at
Chicago Botanic Garden.
She is a green gardener, landscape designer and he is a
tree and lawn care expert.
Cathy has a strong interest in creating unique garden spaces that are both people and earth friendly. Under her guidance, the Accent Nature LLC team is on the leading edge of the environmentally conscious landscape maintenance movement. She has earned an accreditation in Organic Land Care through the Northeast Organic Farming Association and is a Charter member of the Midwest Ecological Landscape Association.
Ken has a BS in horticulture from Illinois State University and has completed Master’s research on low maintenance turf while working at Chicago Botanic Garden. He has been enthralled by Mother Nature since he was a kid. One of his favorite pastimes is walking the prairie at the Bilow FunnE Farm south east of their home in Roanoke.
Cathy and Ken love to share her passion for landscaping and nature. She is a frequently presenter at Master Gardener conferences, Pro Hort symposium and various civic groups. She is a community education instructor at Heartland Community College and has taught at the Morton Arboretum and Lincoln Land Community College.
We hope you will join us in helping us make our world a more beautiful and healthy place to live now and for generations to come.