The Botanist was a beautiful shop for all things botanical and offered well-curated planted pots, small scale landscaping, event florals, weekly arrangements, orchids and house plants.  Mary opened The Botanist in collaboration with longtime friend, Marisa Lyssand, who had been working in garden design from a young age, and they curated the space using vintage finds from antique fairs and flea markets. From the storefront to seasonal floral arrangements created using local flowers and found items, The Botanist was an organically designed business that made people happy just to walk into it and be inspired by Marisa's talent and creativity. The Botanist was sold in 2014 and Marisa continues to create through her own garden design firm, ML Garden Design.