Tina Yi 

Blue Cabin Gardens - Garden Design based in Ecological Horticulture

Garden Designer/Horticulturist

After graduating from the horticulture internship program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I have dedicated my professional life to learning about plant care and design. I spent most of my time at the BBG in the Native Flora garden, which sparked my interest in exploring the connections between native wildlife and the plants that sustain them.

I practiced urban garden design and plant care at several small garden maintenance and design companies in NYC including the beloved among locals, Sprout Home Brooklyn.

After moving with my family to Northern NJ, I have been able to create gardens on a larger scale and utilize the fine plant nurseries in the beautiful highlands of Northern New Jersey. I also serve as a Garden Designer and Greens Keeper on commercial and TV productions.

What Others Are saying

“We would like to thank you for creating amazing gardens around our house.  Your selection of plants, the placement within each area, as well as replanting existing foliage was absolutely perfect.  As we walk around the house, we are so pleased with each section.

Your knowledge and expertise regarding soil and plants is impressive.  Thank you again for providing us with beautiful gardens to enjoy for many years to come.”

Marje T.


Foundational Plantings

Perennial Gardens

Meadow Gardens

Vegetable/Herb Gardens

Planter Design


Perennial Bed Maintenance

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Spring Clean-Ups:
Gentle Gardening Techniques with Quieter Electric Machines



Guidance for:

Site Assessment

Organic Soil Building

Compost Management