Daniel Montesano



Daniel has been designing, installing, and maintaining gardens in San Francisco and New York for the past 13 years.  He served as a horticultural and design apprentice under a Master Gardener in San Francisco and brings a unique blend of extensive horticultural knowledge and a developed eye for design to Root & Vine’s projects.  He began his horticultural education in San Francisco where he cared for an extensive collection of urban gardens ranging from formal English and French gardens to Japanese, Mediterranean, and Native gardens.  He began designing for clients in 2002 and is focused on co-creating sustainable green spaces in urban areas with his clients. He believes that the regenerative and calming effects of nature are life affirming and that gardens have the potential to be sacred spaces in the city. 


Tina Fischer
Landscape Designer


Tina received her bachelor degree from the University of Wiesbaden, Germany after a 5 year course of study in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Upon her graduation, she started a 15 year long career as a professional athlete. She competed on the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour in the United States. Through her extensive travels, she has seen many landscapes and designs across the world. After retiring from golf, Tina put her focus and passion back into Landscape Design and Architecture. Tina has a certificate in Landscape Design form the New York Botanical Garden.  In the last 8 years, Tina has concentrated on working in public gardens, food production, greenhouse management and designing private residences. Her vast knowledge of different plant material is a great asset to Root and Vine Gardens. Tina combines her hands on experience as an accomplished horticulturist and her deep understanding and implementation of design, art, architecture and aesthetics to deliver the most pleasing outcome for our clients.