About Us

Our book, How to Window Box (Crown Publishing), comes out February 2018! Preorder it now

Chantal Aida Gordon got her start as a writer and editor specializing in fashion, interior design and food (CV: NBC Universal, Vogue, Zagat). Chantal now lives in Los Angeles. Ryan Benoit works as an engineer from nine to five (more like six to three), and designs and builds furniture as his side hustle. Ryan lives in San Diego.

While married, we became plant stalkers, succulent hunters, devotees of modern design.  We transformed a small property two blocks off the beach into a space where the desert meets the beach, where an unruly garden is shaped by an industrial modern edge.

The Horticult is where we experiment with that space — and also crash other people’s gardens and get inspired. It’s a place where we eat, drink and loosen rootballs, where flora, fauna and culture intersect in unexpected ways.

The Horticult in The New York Times, August 8, 2013.

Check us out in The New York Times! August 8th, 2013.

Country Gardens Magazine Early Spring Issue 2016.