From a very young age, Nathan expressed a keen desire to make the world a more beautiful place. He was always attempting to make his surroundings more visually pleasing to himself and others.

At the age of 10, seeing that Nathan was quite fond of plants and gardening, his mother felt that he needed his own private place where he could express his passion for botanicals and design.

So she presented him with a forgotten, shady corner of their expansive country yard and said,

“This is yours and you can do anything you want to make it beautiful!”.

This corner of the property, under the canopy of an ancient cedar tree, became known by the family as “Nathan’s Secret Garden” and it was where one could find him toiling away alone for hours each day.

He soon dug out a pond, built a water fountain, and began experimenting with propagation and bonsai.   He was always introducing new varieties of plants into the space.

His knowledge of horticulture expanded as he discovered how to harness the beauty of botanicals into striking landscape designs.

It wasn’t long before Nathan had completely taken over the care and design of his family’s sprawling yard and was straining himself to his limits to make it a work of landscape art.

Over the next several years, while earning his college degrees, Nathan worked at two separate wholesale nurseries further expanding his knowledge and experience with plants.

Not surprisingly, one of his first jobs, while attending college for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, was at a local family-owned garden center.   This was one of his favorite jobs and he thrived in this environment while developing close bonds with his customers and co-workers.
In his final position before starting his own company, Nathan was the propagation manager for one of California’s largest nurseries where he oversaw the design and construction of commercial greenhouses and the propagation of millions of seedlings plants each year.

During his final years with the nursery, Nathan transformed a 5-acre piece of barren ground into a thriving landscape and garden center and managed it before leaving to start his own design and production business with an emphasis on botanical and “green” design.

For the next 12 years, Nathan and his team designed events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and internationally before eventually relocating full-time to New York.

While in New York, Nathan tied the knot with Alessandro Borrelli a native Italian and award-winning psychotherapist.   

In 2020, the two moved to the Prosecco Valley in Northern Italy.   

After moving to Italy, Nathan launched the I’m Moving To Italy podcast, a top-10 travel podcast.   He also launched the All Roads Lead To Italy site about the best of all things Italian.

Nathan now spends his time writing and gardening on his farm in the hills of Rome and in Southern Tennessee.

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Nathan Heinrich