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Published on: Conservation Story

Native Plants Cultivate “Sense of Place”

published on: March 25, 2021

By Stephanie Dunn
Senior Landscape Designer at Cādence

As a landscape designer, I apply the knowledge I gain about Florida’s ecosystems and native plants into my work. My passion for wild Florida inspires me to lessen the negative impact of human development through the implementation of native plants in cultivated landscapes which create a “sense of place” and echo the regional landscape. Outside of the office, I enjoy exploring, photographing, and studying wild landscapes first hand. I share my photography hoping to encourage others to learn more about Florida’s natural heritage and see why it is worth preserving, conserving, and restoring.


Stephanie Dunn paddling at Riverbend Park in Jupiter, FL.
Photo: Ashley Turner



Stephanie Dunn holding fallen branch of bromeliads at Cypress Creek South Natural Area in Jupiter, FL.
Photo: Kelly Coulson