Carol Oppenheimer

Carol Oppenheimer is a landscape designer and horticulturist

WOCO Gardens

Born in the U.S., she spent most of her early life studying and working in the Middle East (Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iran). She developed a love of nature and farming while spending summers at her grandparents' country estate in the Lebanese mountains.

After moving to Maryland in 1983, Carol owned and managed an organic farm for 10 years until 2003, when she began work as a horticultural consultant. In 2002, she met Wolfgang Oehme and realized that they shared a great respect for nature, an eye for daring and creative design and love of plants. Carol began an apprenticeship with Wolfgang to learn the principles of the "New American Garden Style."

WOCO Gardens

In 2008, Wolfgang and Carol formed the landscape architecture practice of WOCO Organic Gardens. The WO was for Wolfgang Oehme, the CO for Carol Oppenheimer. WOCO's design credits include the Ecopark at the I.R.S. National Headquarters, New Carrollton, Maryland, the Federal Building at the International Chancery Center, Washington, D.C. , the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. , The Butterfly Walk and Molly's Memorial Garden at Calvert School, Baltimore, Maryland, the Patient Sensory Garden at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, Baltimore, Maryland and numerous residential and commercial projects across the United States.

Carol has lectured at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Horticultural Society of Maryland, the Gartenakademie of Sachsen-Anhalt in Germany, Rutgers University, New Jersey and numerous garden clubs. She is a judge at the annual Maryland Home and Garden Show.