About Cindy Goulder

Photo by Heather Wolf


Cindy’s career began in the design and care of large English-style gardens on Greenwich CT estates, grew to add woodland, meadow, rock, and water gardens, expanded into whole residential landscapes from the Adirondacks to Eastern Long Island, then leapt the garden wall to delve into Ecological Restoration. Cindy has provided planting design and installation supervision for NYC government agencies reconstructing coastal wetlands, streambanks, woodlands, and grassland meadows, and she has designed and led stewardship planting projects for NYC Parks Department and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. She also prepared a highly acclaimed educational booklet about the nature of the Brooklyn Bridge shoreline. Her recent efforts draw on her experience with a broad range of regionally native plant species and communities. She provides ecological design and ecological site management  particularly for urban conditions, and also instruction, consultation, and coaching for community gardeners, home gardeners, and students who like to engage with nature in their own gardens.

Professional Education:

          Landscape Design and Horticulture Programs, New York Botanical Garden

          Professional Courses, Rutgers University Cook College,

          Professional Courses,  Harvard Graduate School of Design

          Environmental and Natural Sciences Courses, University of Washington

          Permaculture Design Certificate, Whole Systems Design, VT

          M.S. degree in Biological Sciences/ Ecology, Fordham University


Professional Memberships:

           Ecological Landscape Alliance

           Native Plant Society of New Jersey

           NYBG Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association

           NYC Pollinator Working Group

           MetroHort (NYC Tri-state Region)

           Society for Ecological Restoration

           Torrey Botanical Society

All photos on this website are taken by and © Cindy Goulder except where indicated.