About Paul Keyes
Paul discovered his passion for gardening when he was five years old working in the garden with his family and started his first landscaping business when he was twelve.
When he realized that he had no clue what he was doing, he sold the business and went to Rutgers University to study Environmental Planning and Design and Ornamental Horticulture. After teaching for a few years right out of college he earned an M.A. in Environmental Studies from Montclair State University with a concentration in Environmental Education.
Designing and building beautiful landscapes is his day job but teaching others how to garden is a passion. Paul has been an adjunct faculty in the Ornamental Horticulture program at Bergen Community College for 28 years (and freely admits that he learns as much from his students as they learn from him.)
When he’s not hanging out with his son watching hockey and basketball, he spends his free time helping others produce gardens for education and charity. Grateful for the many amazing opportunities and mentors, Paul believes that sharing his experiences and passion for nature and the environment can make a positive impact on his community.