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An avid naturalist at heart, Beth Riley believes the best gardens satisfy the eyes and blend with their surroundings. After retiring as a marketing executive, Beth combined her business experience with her love of horticulture to launch The Potted Garden. Beth holds undergraduate business and MBA degrees. She frequently studies horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Rutgers. Beth is a member of The Garden Club of America and The Garden Club of Madison.

Beth shows her garden passion and hometown pride by volunteering with The Garden Club of Madison and designing gardens for historic sites and local schools. Following many years on Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s horticultural team and a past Board member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Beth supports the Arboretum's scope of fostering and developing public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture.

As proprietor of The Potted Garden, Beth develops comprehensive plans for her clients, through: garden site identification, plant collection, selection and budget planning.  She creates gardens of distinction and delights in garden reconstruction and rejuvenation of aged gardens in need of tender loving care.  Beth shows her clients how to nurture the garden so it thrives. She is happy to share practical knowledge with new gardeners, one gardener at a time.

An accomplished floral arranger, Beth also brings flowers inside her clients’ homes. Beth earned The Garden Club of America’s prestigious Dorothy Vietor Munger Award for floral arrangements of outstanding beauty, along with horticultural awards from the New Jersey Daffodil Society and The Garden Club of America.

Beth can often be found gardening outside her Victorian house in Madison, experimenting with new ways to add texture and extend bloom times.