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Staghorn NYC is a full-service landscape design firm focusing on creating functional and enduring landscapes for residential clients. Since 2014, we have transformed countless outdoor spaces including rooftop and terraces gardens, as well as front and backyard gardens in the NYC area and beyond. 

We believe each outdoor space should serve as a reflection of both you and the rest of your home.To achieve this, we use an approach that is both collaborative and holistic by taking into consideration your home’s unique style, as well as your lifestyle and input. The result is a landscape that looks, feels and functions like a true “outdoor room” of your house - and at last, your home is complete.

Contact us to request a design consultation.




Katherine "Kat" Aul Cervoni is the founder and principal of Staghorn as well as the blog, The Cultivation. Her passion for all things outdoor living is driven by her desire to help people reconnect to nature wherever they can. 

Kat creates outdoor spaces that become natural extensions of a home’s interior. She champions low-maintenance plants, especially native species, that are known for their longevity and sustainability, and emphasizes the importance of marrying seasonal beauty with daily practicality. Her authentic, approachable spaces offer respite and inspiration year round — and for years to come.  

Since starting Staghorn, Kat has built a company devoted to sustainable planting and building, local species, and ethical working conditions. A member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, she mentors young plant enthusiasts and upcoming designers. As a graduate of Columbia University, she also  coaches budding entrepreneurs through their annual Greater Good Challenge

In addition to obsessing over gardening, Kat loves spending time with her husband, two children, and their pets.

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