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My Story

Chris Baiata received his (BS) degree in Environmental Horticultural Science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California in 2005. After graduation Chris spent 11 years growing Nature Scapes of Flagler County, a popular garden center in coastal Florida. Chris morphed Nature Scapes into a significant grower and retailer of native plants as well as a respected designer/installer of custom residential landscapes. Chris sold the business in 2018 to return to Monterey County. Chris, his wife Pasang and his son moved to Carmel to take a job as the head grower for Matsui Nursery, the largest orchid growing enterprise in the United States. At Matsui, Chris was responsible for over 80 acres of greenhouse production and 200 employees. In 2020, Chris left Matsui to form Carmel Point Landscapes (CPL). CPL focuses on landscape design, installation and maintenance as well as personal and commercial scale horticultural consultation. Chris and his team have deep knowledge of horticulture and will bring years of practical experience to bear on client projects.