About Schilling Horticulture
Our landscapes should be more than an afterthought that gets slapped in during, or just after our homes are
constructed. Often, that’s exactly what happens. In many instances those landscapes are unappealing, boring,
and offer no incentive or appreciation for the homeowner to explore and enjoy their yard space.
A landscape can be a very important investment, both financially and emotionally. Just like a traditional financial
investment, it should be well researched, thoroughly thought out, and personally tailored. The value should also
increase over time. It should be easy to maintain well, and as time passes, should be allowed to evolve.
At Schilling Horticulture, we feel different about landscaping or horticulture as we call it. Just like our homes on
the inside are thoughtful and well-designed to meet our particular tastes and desires, so too should be our
homes on the outside. A well-designed, installed and maintained landscape becomes an extension of our indoor
living space. Inviting you to use and enjoy it, and to explore, through the use of wonderful combinations of forms,
colors, fragrances, and even through movement. A landscape can be beautiful and inviting year-round, with
plants chosen to add appeal even in those times of the year when gardens are challenged for beauty and
interest, such as winter and the middle of summer.
• Over 60 years of combined Horticultural experience in the Nevada region and extensive secondary education
in horticulture and plant sciences among management team.
• Services include: Consultation, Design and Installation, Landscape Renovation, Tree Care by Certified
Arborists, Hardscape Design and Installation (pavers, flagstone, retaining walls, and lighting), Plant Health Care,
Irrigation, and Maintenance.
• Nevada State Landscape Contractors License #0057280
Company Awards Received
• 1st and 2nd place Southern Nevada Water Authority Landscape Awards Competition, Landscape Design by a
• 1st and 2nd place Southern Nevada Water Authority Landscape Awards Competition, Multifamily Landscape
Design by a Professional
• Star Nursery Color Award, most colorful property by a professional
• 1st, and 3rd place Southern Nevada Water Authority Landscape Awards Competition, Landscape Design by a
• 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, Southern Nevada Water Authority Landscape Awards Competition, Landscape Design
by a Professional
• Star Nursery Color Award, most colorful property by a professional
• 1st place, Southern Nevada Water Authority Landscape Awards Competition, Landscape Design by a
Exceptional horticulture should fulfill 3 main criteria, and all of our work strives for these qualities: sustainability,
function and beauty!
What makes us different is our focus on sustainability. Plants are selected and placed with their mature size in
mind. This has several beneficial effects, especially in the long-term. It assures that the plant doesn’t grow too
large for the area intended, which could create a need for constant heavy pruning. Heavy pruning can adversely
affect plant health. This means over time there is less work and ultimately the plant will look better. In the end it
takes less effort for a happy, healthy, beautiful plant.
We celebrate desert plants, in all their beauty and color. While we’re happy to design, build and work with more
traditional landscapes and plants, we also love the desert plant palette. Desert plants often display beautiful
foliage colors (blues, silvers and purples), diverse forms, and extended flower shows! Desert plants naturally
thrive here in Southern Nevada with less effort and fewer problems. We select species with proven longevity that
are likely to thrive. We even hand-select or inspect every tree we plant. We especially look for root problems
such as girdled or encircling roots that can kill or damage a tree many years after planting.
Providing shade is also something we love to do! By planting appropriate trees to shade the home, one can
reduce the heat-sink effect of patios and driveways. This helps make your outdoor living space much more
comfortable. We plant them where they’re NOT likely to break walls, sidewalks, driveways or foundations.
Making sure they have room to grow!
There are so many more aspects of how our work seeks to be sustainable.
The landscape work we do is also very functional. We want the landscapes we design, build and maintain to be
usable by our clients, in whatever fashion they desire. Whether you want to entertain large parties or have a
quiet meditation spot, we design to meet your needs. We can creatively block objectionable views and frame
desired ones. Your landscape should be a creation that works for you and our environment!
Along with being sustainable and functional, we want your landscape to be truly beautiful. We interview our
clients to find their aesthetic preferences and then work to create the beauty that will most speak to them. We
often combine plants of different textures, forms and colors that will bring interest and variety together in
stunning ways. We can design to invite and sustain wildlife or bring elements of sound, movement, color and
fragrance to your landscape.
“I’m amazed at the pleasure my husband and I get from strolling through our yard, Our back yard is busy with
ladybugs, hummingbirds, and butterflies! I never tire of looking at it, as there is always something new!”
-C. Hulka, Client
Horticulture Management Credentials
Norm Schilling, President (2003 - Present)
Norm Schilling is owner of Schilling Horticulture Group in Las Vegas. His prior experience includes Horticulture
Supervisor at UNLV and Lead Groundskeeper at the Gardens at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve (formerly the
Desert Demonstration Garden), and LVVWD. He’s an ISA certified arborist specializing in young tree
development, and teaches a variety of horticulture and tree care topics. Norm has performed numerous
landscape consultations in the valley which has added great value to his experience. As well as being an
animated & noted lecturer, he is also a contributor to many garden publications. Norm is co-host of a weekly
gardening program on KNPR radio, Desert Bloom with Angela O’Callaghan; the KNPR site has recordings of
Laura Miller, Landscape Designer (2011 - Present)
Laura received her Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from UNLV, which included a minor in Environmental
Studies. She also holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design. Laura is an
active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and was a participant in the Nevada
Department of Transportation "Landscape and Aesthetics Corridor Plans" including I-15, US-95 and US-93.
Laura has been a Visiting Lecturer at UNLV as well as UNLV Faculty ASLA Student Liaison. In addition, Laura’s
experience branches out to include her experience in residential and resort design in Aspen, Colorado.
Steven Glimp, Field Manager and Arborist (2007 - Present)
Steve is a Certified Arborist, and received his Bachelors in Conservation Biology from UNLV and Associates in
Ornamental Horticulture. He has extensive experience in supervising tree crews as well as experience in the
dynamics of landscape installations. In addition his experience as a Field Botanist has added to his knowledge &
appreciation of the environment.
Tim Massie, Horticulturist and Maintenance Supervisor (2008 - Present)
Tim was Lead Salesperson and Desert Plant Specialist at Plant World Nursery here in Las Vegas before joining
us. Tim’s experience as a Certified Horticulturist includes Battery Park in New York City, as well as Associate
Curator of Roses & Woody Ornamentals at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
Sandra Stowe, Horticulturist and Maintenance Supervisor (2011- Present)
Sandra is backed by knowledge in the landscape industry through nursery and retail management, and general
horticulture experience. She is a Master Gardener of Southern Nevada as well as Sonoma County California.
Continuing her education, she is participating in various workshops and working toward a Landscape
Maintenance Certificate at CSN. Her retail experiences include Star Nursery, Home Depot Garden, Ace
Hardware and Empire Nursery in Santa Rosa California. Sandra was at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, both
in California. Sandra has had experience as Estate Gardener, Groundskeeper and Landscaping On-Site
management. She has served as Chairperson for Bennett Family Three Square Food Bank Community Garden
in the past & volunteers in the garden community frequently.
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