North End Landscapes was established by Victoria (Matheny) Vacher in 1983. Vicki graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture and completed an independent studies minor in Landscape Architecture. She has held the position of editor and activities coordinator for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Vicki has been a teacher of Landscape Architecture at Cleveland State University and Tidewater Community College. She is a published garden writer with articles in The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch.
Vicki is also past director of the Fred Heuett Foundation in Norfolk, and has served as president of The Virginia Beach Beautification Commission for two years. For more than thirty years, Vicki has been creating, renovating, and maintaining landscapes in the Tidewater area, and knows the challenges of our coastal climate. Her other interests include nature photography, wildflower/habitat re-establishment, hiking, playing music, and caring for her many indoor plants. Vicki is also an active member of the Cavalier Garden Club.
Christopher Vacher is an avid naturalist, conservationist, and outdoorsman. His education and experience comes from an eclectic compilation of studies, programs, and certifications. Chris continues to expand his knowledge and stay current by reading many monthly industry journals, attending workshops/presentations on all things nature, studying relentlessly and constantly observing the ecosystems around him. Christopher has been published in The Virginia Biological Farmer. He is a VA Certified Pesticide Commercial Applicator. Christopher is also an FAA licensed drone pilot. In addition to landscaping, Chris enjoys small scale agriculture, beekeeping, composing/playing music, hiking, and nature photography.