Kathleen Connolly

Robert Lorenz

Kathleen Connolly is a master gardener, landscape writer, speaker, and designer who emphasizes eco-friendly designs, native plants, and organic lawn care techniques.


  • 30+ years experience in master gardening, writing columns and freelancing, and speaking on gardening
  • Accredited organic lawn care professional
  • Contributed gardening and lawn care content to The Spruce for over a year
  • Widely published on gardening topics


Kathy Connolly is a former writer for The Spruce, where she wrote extensively on lawn care for more than a year. Connolly has been involved with gardening, lawn care, horticulture, and landscape design for more than 30 years. 

Connolly is a columnist for "The Day" community papers in southeastern Connecticut and a regular contributor to "Connecticut Woodlands" Magazine. Her work has appeared in "Lawn & Landscape," "Hartford Courant," "Connecticut Gardener," and GardeningProductsReview.com, among a number of other publications and websites. 

She speaks for garden clubs, libraries, schools, master gardeners, conservation organizations, and garden centers. She is an advanced master gardener and an accredited organic lawn care professional. Her website is SpeakingofLandscapes.com.


Kathy received a Master's Degree in Landscape Planning and Design and Sustainable Land Use Planning and Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design, a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Penn State University. 


Expertise: Gardening and lawn care
Education: Conway School of Landscape Design
Title: Landscape designer and writer
Business Name: Speaking of Landscapes

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