Welcome to Native NY Gardens

Celebrating our nations flora while creating habitats that strengthen the bond between nature and the ones who inhabit it.


Mackenzie Younger, director of Native Ny Gardens. received his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and studied landscape design at the New York Botanical Gardens. Mackenzie is a  native plant specialist as well as a professional artist, with work exhibited at MoMA. For his art work you can visit MackenzieYounger.com

Installation of Fort Greene Park Pollinator Garden 

Johnny Kunen, Co-Founder of Native NY Gardens, graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Writing, Kunen worked as a landscaping in New York for 4 years before joining Younger in the creation of Native NY. The two also collaborated on a number of Children's books, which can be seen on Kidsbridgebooks.com.


Our specialty

Native NY Gardens specializes in designing and installing gardens for homeowners. We provide high quality plant material to customers as well as community gardens and public parks. We're always happy to provide a free consultation and hear about your project! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at NativeNyGardens@gmail.com

Native NY Gardens
Passionate, thoughtful and creative. Our front garden looks like it has always been there in the best way and the imagination created on the roof is heaven!
— Eran Jones
Mackenzie and Jonny were fantastic. They were punctual, responsive and most importantly picked amazing plants for our roof garden. The native plants have been growing well and have created a warm and inviting space. We highly recommend.
— Brian Roberts
When we teamed up with NY Native Gardens, our quaint backyard was transformed to a flourishing oasis. However, what I appreciated most was the process of working with the Native NY Gardeners. Mackenzie and Johnny are knowledgeable and highly professional. We discussed and planned our desired look every step of the way and the result did not disappoint! I really love our garden! I highly recommend Native NY Gardens to everyone!
— Roberta Baum
Johnny and Mackenzie are extremely polite, knowledgeable and hard working. They provide great work at a great price! I highly recommend Native NY Gardens!
— Nicole Paronzini
 A Happy Monarch caterpillar hanging out in one of our gardens 

A Happy Monarch caterpillar hanging out in one of our gardens 

 Design concept for the transformation of an old baseball field 

Design concept for the transformation of an old baseball field 


Excited for spring? Check out these beautiful spring blooming natives ✌🏼

 Moths visiting a Liatris at night! 

Moths visiting a Liatris at night!