About Marie

Designer | Consultant | Speaker

Marie has been tending to eco gardens for more than 20 years.

Marie Chieppo is a native plant designer and horticulturalist who works with nature to create beautiful  landscapes with maximum function for living organisms. For 23 years she has incorporated thousands of native plants in residential, commercial and public settings.

Marie has a Masters in Public Health degree which led her to her position as the researcher for the Editor in Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine. In the realization that being outdoors was where she desires to be, she became a Master Gardener in 1999.

For the next 19 years, through her business EcoPlantPlans, LLC, she and a crew of skillful women, designed, installed and maintained beautiful gardens and landscapes. After earning an advanced certificate in native plant design and horticulture, at The Native Plant Trust, she joined the Sustainability Committee at the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and became certified as Landscape Designer through the Garden Federation. Most recently, she became an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional though the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association’s (NOFA) Organic Landcare Program

Sustainable Gardening Methods

Environmental issues relating to our dependence on plastic plant pots

Using advanced techniques to heal the land

Native plants’ strong ecological value and resilience

Beauty and function together

About Marie Chieppo Design

Now in her 24th year, Marie’s mission  is giving back to nature using carefully selected native plant material using strictly organic methods, throughout the entire process. With a keen eye to detail, she creates beautiful four-season interest landscapes with ecological function and aesthetic interest.


Marie’s professional focus is now on consulting with clients about how to be the best stewards of our landscapes. What we give we receive tenfold. Examples include native  ground covers that over time replace mulch, alternatives to turf grass, and plantings to offset erosion. 


Marie speaks on myriad native plant topics, always with an eye for function and beauty. In 2020, a report she researched and wrote for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers entitled ……, has received international attention. The goal: reduce the use of plastic pots in the horticultural industry. Besides an advocate for healthy landscapes, her work as an environmentalist and ecologist, has expanded her quest for health, overall.

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(617) 659-0646


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