Leigh McGonagle
Owner, Poplar Point Studio
Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional

“Making Containers Pop – Planting Containers for Exceptional Impact”

Poplar Point Studio was founded in 2008 and has slowly evolved into the premier landscape design & fine gardening company in the Finger Lakes area of NY.  Services are focused on gardening and the art of making outdoor spaces beautiful. From garden design, installation, renovations garden maintenance, seasonal containers, holiday decor, workshops, garden coaching and more – they are uniquely positioned to help make backyard dreams come true.  They collaborate with the area’s best landscape technicians, from irrigation and hardscape experts, carpenters to outdoor audio technicians to create masterpieces for their clients.

Owner, Leigh McGonagle, has a Landscape Architecture degree from Cornell University and worked in the industry for over 15 years before transitioning this to a full-time business in 2017.  Growing up in a rural farming town, combined with the influence of her parents both being entrepreneurs has blossomed into a career that she loves.  Leigh is an active member in the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, sitting on the state board for 2 years, Vice President of her local chapter for 3 years and is a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP).  She is currently working on a “Career of Choice” initiative to promote careers in the green industry across the state.  She also gives gardening and business-related lectures in the local area.

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