History & People

Jonathan Barmby - Founder and President

Jon began his career in landscaping in 1997, while working in a local retail garden center. Here, he discovered his passion for plants and found his true calling.

Soon, Jon moved on to work for Main Line Gardens. While working face-to-face with customers and landscaping companies, he gained a wealth of plant knowledge, including plant selection, plant care, proper installation and how to identify plant diseases.

After 5 years at Main Line Gardens, Jon became interested in combining his plant expertise with his creativity and eye for design.  This led him to Terra Nova Landscape & Design.  Over the next 6 years, Jon expanded his expertise to encompass project design, hardscaping, lighting, water features and water remediation. Jon’s work can be seen in hundreds of residential and commercial properties throughout Philadelphia and the Main Line.

In 2007, Jon founded Barmby Landscape & Design. As president of the company, Jon is involved with every aspect of every project, from sales, design and construction, to adding those final touches for a professional and artistic landscape.


Contact us today for a consultation and to learn more about what Barmby Landscape & Design can do for you!