Who We Are

Scarsdale, Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Katonah landscape and garden design - Westover Landscape Design

Robert Welsch
Landscape Designer/President

Robert Welsch, is the founder and President of Westover Landscape Design, Inc. He is a certified Landscape Designer trained at the New York Botanic Garden (NYBG) and has developed a reputation for his beautiful "casual elegance" plantings, native tree and shrub mixed borders, and artistic and functional hardscaping. This reputation is built on Westover's skilled crews and top quality plant material, as well as on the horticultural expertise and boundless imaginations of the garden designers. His private garden, Westover-on-Hudson in Tarrytown, NY has been on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days program since 2007. His garden designs and installations have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens "Deck Pool & Patio", This Old House, Westchester Home, Westchester Magazine and Westchester Cottages and Gardens magazines. For the last four years, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009, Westover Landscape Design was chosen by the readers of Westchester Magazine as the "Best Landscaper in Westchester County, NY." Known for his lush plantings and use of quality materials, he easily combines a modern aesthetic with old world tradition to create an exceptional garden experience.

Robert has gone from being a student at New York Botanic Gardens (NYBG) to being an instructor there. He teaches "Container Gardening Workshops" at NYBG annex at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and the Landscape Design "Business Practices Intensive" at NYBG each year. Robert enjoys mentoring aspiring designers and learning from his peers through his association with the NYBG and The Garden Conservancy.

Tina Fischer
Landscape Designer/Project Manager

Tina received a Diploma from the University of Wiesbaden, Germany after a 5 year course of study in Landscape Architecture. Upon her graduation, she started a 15 year long career as a golf professional. She competed on the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the LPGA tour in the United States. Through her extensive travels, she has seen many landscapes and designs across the world. After retiring from golf, Tina put her focus and passion back into Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. In the last 6 years, Tina has concentrated on working in public gardens and private residences. Her vast knowledge of different plant material is a great asset to Westover Landscape Design. Tina combines her hands on experience as an accomplished horticulturist and her deep understanding and implementation of design, art, architecture and aesthetics to deliver the most pleasing outcome for our clients.

Nora McGovern
Landscape Designer/Project Manager

Nora McGovern is a Certified Landscape Designer trained at the New York Botanical Garden. Her roots in design and her love of plants began a half continent away. A native of Nebraska, Nora grew up under a dome of blue sky with rich croplands stretching to the horizon. The expansive landscapes along with the simpler wonders of her grandmother’s garden were early inspirations.

After earning a BFA in Art Education, Nora taught art in public and private schools in Nebraska and northern New Jersey, where she now lives.

Her enthusiasm for design took her next to New York City and a decade of work in textiles and soft home furnishings. Working for several top companies, Nora designed fabrics and prints and managed numerous products from initial concept to showroom display.

In 2011, Nora combined her twin passions for design and gardening by joining Westover Landscape Design. In addition to collaborating on design, Nora is a strong client advocate. In initial meetings, she listens to customers, taking careful notes. Then, through a detailed design and presentation process that she oversees, Nora helps to make sure client wishes are turned into plans that delight.

Nora has found her true home in landscape design. She enjoys every aspect, from getting to know clients and their families, to design and plant selection, to working with Westover’s expert crews. She takes pride in helping to deliver the remarkable installations that are the hallmark of our company.

Matt Neider
Landscape Designer/Project Manager

Matt Neider is a certified Landscape Designer and a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). Matt began his career in the landscape industry in 2000 when he worked on the grounds crew at the prestigious USTA National Tennis Center helping create and maintain the nationally revered landscape of the facility. Shortly after graduating from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in business management and marketing, he went on to study at the New York Botanical Garden's School of Professional Horticulture where he obtained a certificate in Landscape Design. Before joining the team at Westover, Matt spent a season interning at Landscape Design Associates of Westchester under the APLD's New York Chapter president Bill Einhorn.

Matt's favorite part of working at Westover is helping clients design their dream landscapes and transforming their visions into a reality. He is dedicated to making sure that the client is comfortable and pleased throughout every step in the transformation of their property; from the initial consultation meeting, to design and development of a landscape master plan, straight through implementation and construction of the design. Matt's creativity, aspiration to create beautiful long lasting environments, and desire to make people happy is what makes every day working at Westover an enjoyable and rewarding one.

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