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Our Designers

Courtnie Lichtenfelt

As Co-Owner of Lichtenfelt Nurseries, Courtnie is always working hard to improve our offerings and processes behind-the-scenes. Courtnie manages our financial initiatives and social media channels, but one of her favorite things to do is review landscape designs with customers. She says, “I love being in the weeds - tackling challenging locations and making substitutions to ensure the cohesiveness of landscapes is my bread and butter.”

Design Style: Courtnie enjoys creating gardens with diverse textural interest that feature unexpected plant combinations, like blending Japanese maples and conifers into a cottage garden style.

Meaghan Cleary

Meaghan is our Retail Front End Manager at Lichtenfelt’s. Meaghan has an AAS in Horticulture Technology from Spartanburg Community College and studied Agricultural Education at Clemson University. She says, “I’ve come full circle! I started at the nursery in 2019, left to work on research farms at Clemson, and now I’m back!” Meaghan’s hands are full with the day-to-day challenges of managing a retail nursery, but she loves to consult our customers on plantings and design choices whenever she can! She says, “One thing I love about designing is incorporating plants that bring people joy.”

Design Style: Meaghan’s style is modern cottage with a twist. She says, “I love taking something simple and popping in color with plants like Anise, Red Buds, Shades of Pink Viburnum, and all perennials. Perennial gardens and shade gardens are by far my two favorites!”

Veronica Houston

Veronica is our residential landscape design partner. Veronica received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University and has been designing in the Southeast for over 30 years. She is currently licensed in South Carolina.

Design Style: Veronica says she’ll have what you’re having. She’s happy to create a design catered to your style.