Hays Johnson grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina where he fell in love with exploring the natural world around him. He developed a passion for creating, building, and grooming outdoor spaces and moved to Raleigh in order to pursue a degree in Landscape Design and Horticulture Science from North Carolina State University.
Through the course of his studies and work experiences, Hays decided to focus on residential design/build and joined Tom Nowell Gardens in early 2016 to pursue that goal. He enjoys his role in bringing impactful, quality gardens to families and homes throughout the Triangle.
Away from work, Hays can be found mountain biking, playing racquetball, cooking, and spending time with his wife.