“I believe there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright”
— Henry David Thoreau



Nature’s Edge reconnects clients to their land by encouraging responsible stewardship, by providing a sense of place, a healthy environment to relax in and a cure for nature deficit disorder. 



Sue Avery, Owner of Nature’s Edge

Based in Stony Brook, New York


I hold a Certificate in Landscape Design from the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. I have a degree in biological sciences and an extensive knowledge of plants. As an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional I practice by considering the health of the soil and the ecology of the garden foremost. I have years of horticultural experience and a continuing involvement volunteering for conservation and civic beautification organizations.



  • Ecological Landscape Alliance

  • Board Member, Seatuck Environmental Association

  • Board Member, Long Island Native Plant Initiative

  • Board Member, Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Second District

  • Three Village Garden Club, Setauket, New York

  • Long Island Botanical Society

  • National Audubon Society