Nick McCullough

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14401 Jug Street 43054

Nick has owned and operated McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery, LLC since 1997. Family operated design, build and maintain, the business is a blend of Nick’s artistic vision, his Midwestern roots, and a genuine love of making exceptional properties.

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When it comes to the art and science of landscape design, Nick McCullough’s talents lie in both worlds. He studied both horticulture and art history at The Ohio State University, giving him a unique perspective on every design project. Furthering his experience, he also studied landscape design in Northwest England. The aesthetic of English gardens made a profound impact on Nick, and many of his projects have ties to the classic design elements found in the English countryside.




Nick is an APLD-certified Designer, who has won numerous awards including Young Professional of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association and Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. A self-described “plant nerd,” he is passionate about perennials and has a masterful understanding of how plants thrive in the Midwestern climate. This love of cultivating extends to Red Twig Farms—the nursery extension of his business, where unique perennials, annuals, specimen trees and hedges are grown for use in his designs. His social media presence of over 3 million Pinterest followers makes him a standout in the industry, and a sought-after public speaker. Author of the Thinking Outside The Boxwood blog, Nick has also been a featured writer for publications such as Garden Design magazine.


NEW SPEECH 2021. Traveling for Garden Inspiration: Traveling is a major inspiration source for all gardeners. The secret is how to find places while traveling that are inspiring to you. How do you locate the gardens, make connections with other gardeners in the area, and what are the unexpected places you can explore outside of the main attractions? Nick gives you how he explores new and old favorite cities, and most importantly showcase how he takes the inspiration found on those trips and implements them in the garden. This talk is great for hobby gardeners to the professional.


Implementing the Design:   As a grower, designer and installer, McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery has the benefit of seeing through projects from inception to maintenance. Owner and lead designer Nick McCullough will share how organizational structure and workflow process lead to exceptional end results. From growing the plants, to design and ongoing maintenance, he’ll share how collaboration with the homeowners is key at each and every step.

The Beauty of Containers: Nick shares how designing beautiful container generate repeat revenue stream to their design, build and maintain landscape company. The presentation includes over 50 container combos and showcases how design and plant knowledge can lead to inspirational container combos.

Garden Trends: What is new in garden design and how practical is it for the homeowner? Nick discusses the new trends in gardening and how you can implement at home, from interesting planting combos, hardscape designs and materials.

Social Media for the Landscape Design Professional: Instagram was made for showcasing beautiful gardens, but how do you put your work out there to get the most likes, repins and engagement. And what is the payoff for the additional work? Nick shares his experience on social media, how he uses it and how it has led to more design work and turned into revenue.

How to Choose Sustainability in your Everyday Decisions: Firms and homeowners all want to make the right choice for sustainability when it comes to the garden. Nick provides real life examples where you can choose sustainable options when designing, installing and maintaining. 



Midwest - Ohio Based
Willing to Travel

Photo Gallery

  • Apple box container design
  • Containers placed in the landscape
  • Implementing the Design
  • Grotto Garden

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Audience Reviews

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Very Beautiful and Practical

Jeanne from Wisconsin - 03/07/2020 10:07:18

Nick's designs are beautiful and simple. He is a good teacher and gets to the point.

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Lynn Ruege from Wisconsin - 03/06/2020 18:20:20

Nick's vast and practical knowledge made a solid base for his very educational, humorous and encouraging talk to every level gardener. His beautiful photo examples were completely explained, and questions were thoroughly answered. We loved his presentation!

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Fabulous presentation

Erin Schanen from Wisconsin - 03/06/2020 16:31:15

Nick was one of a lineup of three high-profile speakers we brought in for a one-day symposium and our audience was delighted with him. Gorgeous images, a well-delivered talk and a generous handout so people didn't have to frantically scribble notes made for a stand-out presentation. Nick received 5-start reviews across the board in the event surveys we've collected so far and he did a great job tailoring the message to the group. Highly recommended.

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