Adam Kohl gardening near a pond

Photo by Ruth Parnall


Adam Kohl of Kohl Gardens is available for design and consulting. References available upon request.

I create ‘living landscapes’ of dense native plantings to maximize wildlife support capacity and improve aesthetic interest of an area. My abilities identifying plants, soil-types, and vegetative communities assist landowners in discovering what is already present. My background in horticulture, botany, and fine-gardening wisely informs my planting selections. I am an experienced artist and performer and bring balance and playfulness to my design work.


  • Residential and Commercial Garden Design
  • Edible Native Plant Landscapes
  • Pollinator Enhancement Projects
  • Meadow Management/ Path Planning
  • Plant Identification & Botanical Surveys
  • Presentations
  • Plant ID Walks
  • Private & Group Lessons
  • Consultation


Rich woods shade garden at Kohl Gardens


Rich woods shade garden at Kohl Gardens


Wild fruit harvest on a walk in Montague


Unplanted meadow at Kohl Gardens


Bog Garden at Kohl Gardens


Wild Harvest in Montague


Plains garden at Kohl Gardens


White Wood Aster and Zig Zag Goldenrod (Design by Ruth Parnall)


Plains garden at Kohl Gardens


Flower hedge at Kohl Gardens


  • Owner and Operator of Kohl Gardens Native Plant Nursery. Vendor at Wendell & Greenfield, MA Farmers Markets. 2016-ongoing
  • 1/2 acre Pollinator Habitat Design for Army Corp. of Engineers. Otter Brook. Roxbury, NH (with Moosewood Ecological). 2016 – 2017
  • 11 acre Land Management Plan with Plantings for Private Residence in Whately, MA. 2017 – ongoing
  • Private Gardening and Full Botanical Survey for Private Residence of Ruth Parnall and Don Walker. Conway, MA. 2015 – ongoing
  • Private Gardening , Design, and Consultation at other Private Residencies. 2011 – ongoing
  • Speaker/Presenter at NOFA Winter Conference on ‘Small-scale Propagation of Native Plants from Seed’. 2018 + 2019
  • Propagation and Nursery Assistant/Plant Sales Coordinator. New England Wild Flower Society. Nasami Farm. Whately, MA. 2014 – 2016
  • Voting Member of Wendell, MA Conservation Commission. 2016 – ongoing
  • Field Botanist. Nitrogen deposition study. Cape Cod Natl. Seashore. 2016 + 2020
  • Field Botanist. Conrema conradii study (regeneration after controlled burns). Cape Cod Natl. Seashore. 2016 + 2020
  • Completed Coursework. New England Wild Flower Society. Framingham, MA. 2014 – 2017
  • Volunteer contributor of several dozen new records for ‘Flora of Franklin Cty.’ Project. 2016 – ongoing
  • Private Gardener and Educator at Apple Orchard School. Brookline, MA.  2008 – 2014
  • 20+ Years of Experience in Sonic Arts; Recording, Performing, and Curating