M A T T  H O R N B Y

GARDEN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

LICENSE #:908593

TELEPHONE: (510)717.1342

2419 BYRON STREET BERKELEY, CA 94702

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     Matt Hornby was born in London, England and grew up in Both Manhattan and upstate  new york. His formative experiences with gardens and landscapes were drawn largely from central park and the new england countryside.

  He helped to tend vegetables, flowerbeds, and lawns in his parents’ extensive garden since a young age and spent every summer in high school working on the neighboring dairy farm.

  He graduated in 1995 from Brown University with a degree in visual arts and spent a year and a half in New Mexico where he began his professional career in landscape design and construction, working for skilled stone masons, carpenters, ecological restorers, and gardeners.

    He moved to the East Bay in early 1997 and has lived there ever since. For three years he was the hardscape foreman at a large Berkeley-based landscape design/build firm and then returned to school in 2000 to obtain a Masters in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley. He started his own landscaping firm during his time there and has been in business ever since, focusing on the design and construction of residential gardens.