Our Team

Professional Memberships

  • PLANET – Professional Landscape Network
  • ANLA – American Nursery & Landscape Association
  • ECGC

Individual Expertise

Meredith Cole — Landscape Designer

meredith-coleMeredith has been with Homestead Gardens for more than ten years. Developing a passion for plants began while she worked in Homestead Gardens’ retail garden center during summer breaks home from college.

Meredith received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Environmental Science and Chemistry. She has been able to combine her plant knowledge, appreciation for the natural environment, artistic talent, and her own fascination with design and architecture into the perfect position as a landscape designer.

She continues to have a passion for helping people transform and enjoy their outdoor spaces by combining function with aesthetics. There is a great satisfaction in being able to design and manage project development, from initial client meetings to final finished landscapes.

A local resident, Meredith lives in Crofton with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys trips to the beach, painting, and spending time outdoors.


Ken Norleen — Production Supervisor

kenny-norleen-photoAs a naturalist and avid outdoorsman Kenny began his forty year professional landscaping career while attending the University of Maryland in pursuit of a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. Upon graduation he opened his own landscaping and grounds maintenance company and successfully serviced the MD/DC/VA area for thirty-eight years.

Kenny is a building and production specialist with vast experience in all aspects of the trade and has recently joined the Homestead Gardens team. His engineering and fabrication skills complement the design/build team enabling us to offer unique and permanent solutions to site dynamics.

A native Marylander, Kenny grew up rowing the Chesapeake Bay and is a passionate hunter and fisherman, devoted husband and father of four. He enjoys construction, cooking and wilderness in all of its forms.

production-teamOur Production Team