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ABOUT

Staghorn NYC is a full-service landscape design firm focusing on creating functional and enduring landscapes for high-end 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.

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KATHERINE "KAT" AUL CERVONI

FOUNDER + PRINCIPAL

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’s 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, 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. 

Kat loves long-distance running, writing, crossword puzzles, and geeking out over Tudor history. She splits her time between Atlanta and the Northeast with her husband, son, a small menagerie of animals, and lots and lots of plants. 

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AFFILIATE COMPANY

Cedrus NYC is a full service landscape installation firm dedicated to building resilient and sustainable outdoor environments that enhance our clients’ lives. The co-founders have a combined decade of experience working as build crew for Staghorn in New York City. 

Cedrus NYC is the exclusive builder and installer of all of Staghorn's NYC-based projects.