& Ornamental


Our Mission


Essex Horticulture takes pride working seamlessly with any team as a prime, sub, or specialty contractor, regardless of project size or group composition. We foster lasting relationships with our clients by always providing a level of teamwork and care that fully satisfies client expectations and project requirements.

What we Provide

Untitled design (1).png

Our Expertise 

  • Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professionals

  • Licensed Pesticide Applicators

  • Licensed Hoisting Engineers


  • Massachusetts Certified Arborist

Untitled design (2).png

Core Services 

  • Native Plant Installation

  • Invasive Species Removal

  • Slope Stabilization

  • Bioengineered Solutions

  • Monitoring & Maintenance

  • Green Infrastructure

Untitled design (3).png

What We Restore

  • Coastal Salt Marshes

  • Freshwater Wetlands

  • Parks & Recreational Areas

  • Upland Forests & Meadows

  • Fluvial Landforms

Ornamental Services



Here at Essex Horticulture, we have a passion for ornamental landscape design, installation, and maintenance for new construction, business properties, condominium complexes, or your home.  Our services range from complete landscape design with herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees, all the way to eye-catching annual arrangements in border gardens, planters, and window boxes.  We create for all four seasons with flowering perennial gardens in bloom spring through fall and continuing to display winter interest.  We gladly meet with prospective clients for complimentary consultations to listen to needs, ideas, and desires to ensure custom tailored designs that best create beautiful and inviting outdoor spaces on your property.

Our Approach 


Essex Horticulture accurately and efficiently restores native landscapes by balancing client collaboration with independent fieldwork.  With this approach, clients and partners can focus on their scope of work while knowing with confidence that the restoration phases of their projects will be completed on time and under budget. 


Our Team


Zachary Navarro, Principal

Zach’s passion for horticulture ignited as a field specialist on a sustainable, organic produce farm as a teenager. The experience led him to concentrate his studies at the University of New Hampshire in plant biology, cultivation, soils and sustainable land management.  In 2006, inspired by his love for both the natural world as well as farming and ornamental gardening, he embarked on horticultural restoration.  Since then he has worked with contractors and organizations to successfully create and restore both ecological and historical landscapes.  He is a Certified Arborist (MCA, MAA) a Certified Landscape Professional (MLP, MCLP), commercially licensed aquatic pesticide applicator (MDAR) and is OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour certified.  Zach enjoys industry-related education, has served on the New England Grows Education Committee and acts as the chair and exam administrator on the Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professionals Committee.  He founded Essex Horticulture in 2009.

Nicholas Navarro, Principal

Nick has been with Essex Horticulture since its inception in 2009 while working on his B.A., and currently serves as principal and operations manager of the company.  Since 2007, Nick’s experience and passion for horticultural restoration has evolved and manifested in many ways. After primarily offering ornamental horticulture services to estates and homes on the North Shore of MA, he greatly expanded Essex Horticulture's customer base by offering environmental restoration services to restore tidal marshes, freshwater wetlands, and upland habitats. Over time, Nick has worked on EPA Superfund Sites, restored ecosystems on hundreds of acres of government and commercial land, as well as grown his expertise by obtaining his Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional credential and his Hoisting Engineer License.



Steve Masciulli, Quality Assurance Manager

Mr. Masciulli oversees project management and implementation, and is responsible for Quality Assurance and Customer Satisfaction for Essex Horticulture.  He has over 40 years of professional experience in environmental monitoring, instrumentation, modeling, remediation and restoration.  Prior to joining Essex Horticulture he was a founder, senior partner and Executive Vice President of Cabrera Services for 15 years.  In that capacity, he was responsible for overall project management and services delivery for a wide range of environmental projects for federal, state and commercial clients.  These contracts ranged in size from 1 million to 10 million dollars with durations of months to years.  He holds a BS in Radiological sciences and an MS in Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics from the University of MA, Lowell, and an MS in Applied Science from New York University.  In addition, he is a Certified Health Physicist and Certified Safety Professional.

Jay Sweeney, Field Technician II 

Jay joined Essex Horticulture in 2015 and has a degree in Business Administration. As a field technician, Jay has been instrumental in the growth of the company by providing the quality of services expected by our clients.  His understanding of the intricate nature of tidal marsh ecosystems, as well as his expertise in sustainable, ornamental, and edible gardens makes him an invaluable team member. Jay is a natural collaborator who has harmoniously worked with clients and other contractors on a wide range of projects.


Contact Us


For project service inquiries, please call or email our main office by using the form, below.  Thank you.

Name *

Main:  308 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Satellite:  71 West Stafford Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06074

Phone:  978 . 766 . 8918