As Landscape Contractor on This Old House and Ask This Old House, Jenn Nawada teaches solutions to viewers across the country that make their landscapes more beautiful and functional.
Jenn has been working in the landscape design and build field since 2001 and founded Nawada Landscape Design, Inc. more than a decade ago As a residential landscape designer, Jenn creates and installs landscape plans that are sophisticated, stylish, and sustainable. She helps clients realize the potential of their land, which can lead to healthier connections between people and their environments. She designs, manages, and implements both large and midsize projects throughout the Boston area with some of the finest local professionals to ensure a successful completion of each project.
After first serving as Landscape Designer on the This Old House Auburndale project in 2010, working alongside Roger Cook to create a welcoming garden out front, Jenn joined the Ask This Old House team in 2015, and officially became Landscape Contractor for This Old House in January 2020.
Jenn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Rollins College in Florida and a Master of Arts in Landscape Design and Land Use Planning from the Conway School of Landscape Design in Massachusetts. She has been a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist since 2004. Prior to owning her own business, she was lead designer at a design firm in Boston, worked at a large-scale nursery in the Boston suburbs, and even worked as an Environmental Education Instructor in Vermont.
Jenn lives in an early 1900s house in the Boston area with her husband and two sons.