Kevin Kavanagh

Kevin Kavanagh
Kevin Kavanagh is the owner of South Coast Gardens and Consulting, a small specialty nursery and landscape design business that he launched in 2005 in heart of Ontario’s ‘Carolinian zone’. Although an avid gardener for much of his life, Kevin spent most of his early career in the field of nature conservation working for national and international organizations including The Nature Conservancy of Canada and World Wildlife Fund Canada. Kevin’s long standing interest in native plants was fully ignited while undertaking graduate field studies in the diverse eastern forests of the southern Great Lakes Region, the Appalachian Mountains and the U.S. southeast. He hoped one day to develop a garden in Ontario that could feature plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and magnolias among others that had graced the natural landscapes he had studied. That dream became a reality with the launch of South Coast Gardens. Today, Kevin gets great satisfaction from working with clients to design and install gardens, especially those that provide benefits to pollinators, birds and other wildlife.

My Presentations

The Good, the Bad and the Struggling at South Coast Gardens January Meeting featuring Kevin Kavanagh of South Coast Nursery January 10, 2016
The evolving garden: selection of native plants for long-term success. February Meeting featuring Kevin Kavanagh February 16, 2020