Meet the Proprietrixes


C.J. Crockett is an LB native with gardening and farming in her blood. After receiving her Certificate in Horticulture at LBCC, she founded and managed her own landscape company for two decades. As a Master Gardener C.J. is a regular guest lecturer and instructor to various groups on multiple garden topics, for all age levels. At Root and Branch, C.J. loves using her extensive plant knowledge to create one-of-a-kind landscape designs.


Christina Sergy comes from a marketing, PR, and advertising background. Changing careers mid-life, she decided to direct her efforts in making the world a greener place. Starting at the bottom, she worked in a major retail nursery, learning plants and best practices, earning a California Certified Nursery Professional License.  Christina now uses her graphic design and drafting skills, along with her broad plant knowledge, to make the beautiful plan drawings that Root & Branch creates.


Root and Branch

We are a women-owned design firm located in the Long Beach area of sunny Southern California. Our team consists of certified horticulturists and experienced designers with a trusted crew of licensed contractors and installers.

Client Feedback

"Thank you for helping me create a garden that gives me pleasure every single day. As it grows and changes. I delight in how natural and yet, well thought out it is. I value your years of experience and knowledge."

Brooke K.

Belmont Heights, CA.

"You created my vision with love. You were easy to work with. You brought joy, peace, and love to my project. In addition, you recommended Navlan's landscape. Tom was the perfect person to make my dream come true. Both of you are wonderful people and there are not many people I do well with around home projects. Because of you two, my project was stress-free." 

Darlene E.

Naples, CA.