Your Team

Dave by Jose 1 Oct 2015

David McCrory, Founding Partner

David McCrory is a founding partner, manager and director of operations for Planet Horticulture. He is the initial and ongoing contact for inquiries and questions about your project. He is a good listener and focuses on working with each client to achieve their goals. Dave is also the human resource manager making sure to have a safe, effective and courteous team. As project manager, he implements and coordinates work at the site and maintains client, employee and supplier communications. He is the communication link to insure that everyone is on the same page and the work progresses as smoothly as possible. Dave will guide you through the consultation and design process. His spatial design skills and practical construction experience will help you envision the possibilities of your hardscape, circulation and flow needs of projects. He is also talented plantsman who understands microclimates and unique aspects inherent to each site. Dave embraces and loves his work process, honed over the past 20 years with Planet Horticulture.

Roger by Jose 1 Oct 2015

Roger Raiche, Founding Partner

Roger Raiche is a founding partner of Planet Horticulture noted for his creative design skills and encyclopedic knowledge of plants, both California native and from around the world. He coined the term Planet Horticulture.He understands plants both in the wild and as garden plants. With a deep understanding of ecology and landscapes, he can evaluate their inherent values and produce authoritative plants list for any site. Roger is also chief liaison of the unique ecological area in Sonoma County called The Cedars. He has discovered new plants to science and has had four named in his honor. Roger has the great honor of being the California Native Plant Society Fellow of 2011. His grasp of the distinctive climate and ecology of the Bay Area coupled with his passion for the diversity of plants from around the world, gives Planet Horticulture a unique edge in creating gardens. He also brings another valuable perspective to garden layouts and hardscape issues. Roger is well known for his over 35 years creating gardens, including 23 years in charge of the California Native Plant collection at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and 20 years as owner partner with Planet Horticulture.