About Us

  Ellen Covner, President of Custom Gardens, LLC, became acquainted with the pleasures of the garden at an early age. Her parents, avid gardeners, taught her to appreciate the serenity and beauty that a garden adds to life. She became a landscaper through a circuitous route spending many years as a leader practicing health care law with hospitals and other healthcare professionals. However, the call of the outdoors was stronger and she moved from law to landscaping focusing on promoting environments that nourish people and their properties. Ellen thrives on creating gardens and landscapes that capture her clients’ wishes – whether it’s recovering the beauty of an overgrown or ailing landscape or developing the possibilities of an empty space that is calling for a more beautiful look. Ellen is a listener who partners with her clients to give them a way of reaching their goals whether they understand the green world. Ellen has a Certificate in Horticulture from the Barnes Foundation.

Ellen’s landscaping was photographed for an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer .


Ellen is featured in the book This is NOT The Career I Ordered Second Edition.
Read more about Ellen’s background at www.notthecareeriordered.com

Ellen has also been featured in US News and World Report. To learn more go here