A Small Green Space is an award winning firm that has been creating and maintaining urban outdoor "living" rooms in the Hudson County area since 2009

A Small Green Space is a full-service urban landscape design/build/maintenance firm. We believe that all urban outdoor space is precious and that no space is too small to be green. 

Build Team: Gennaro Covino

A Small Green Space's designs are brought into three dimensional life by our build-team, with Gennaro Covino at its' helm. Originally from Naples, Italy, where he grew up on a farm that included a grape orchard, Gennaro has been building outdoor spaces in Hudson County for nearly 40 years and has been building for A Small Green Space since 2011.


Design Studio

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Emma Lam-founder

Emma Lam, APLD, is an award winning garden designer and the founder of A Small Green Space. Emma is both a garden designer and a horticulturist. With a background in theatre and childhood homes in both England and New England, Emma brings a dramatic flare to the lush, outdoor living spaces she creates.

Emma’s training includes KLC School of Designs’ Garden Design course and a Certificate of Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.


Robin- ASSISTANT designer

As Assistant Designer with A Small Green Space, Robin enjoys creating vibrant living spaces in the outdoors and bringing nature to the city. Getting her early start as a farmhand on a flower and produce farm in Pennsylvania, Robin later trained in architecture and urban design. She resides in The Heights section of Jersey City and enjoys biking, camping, and all things colorful.

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Mia-Office assistant

Mia earned her BA in Fashion Merchandising Management from FIT and Montclair University. Mia came to us via jobs in both the floral and garden center industries. As ASGS's Office Assistant Mia is an invaluable part of our team, handling all the day to day scheduling and interfacing with our clients. She also keeps our office dog, Buddy, in a plentiful supply of doggy treats! 



Jenny lives in the McGinley Square section of Jersey City. She started her professional life as a photographer and continues with many artistic endeavors today. She has been running her own bookkeeping business since 2010 servicing small businesses in the Jersey City/ NYC areas. Jenny has a talent not only in managing ASGS’s books but also in keeping our crazy pup, Buddy, calm!


In The Field



Jonathan has been working with A Small Green Space since 2016. Originally from New York he has lived in many different places including Germany and Kuwait. Jonathan now resides in The Bergen Hill section of Jersey City. Jonathan has worked in the landscaping industry for 20 years and prides himself on being the "Lawn Whisperer" of our Company.


Kris-contract gardener

Kris grew up on a citrus farm in Florida with her mother who was a rancher and father who was a welder on NASA space shuttles, and later a roofer. 

She travelled working for environmental NGO’s in South Africa, Nicaragua and Washington DC. While in South Africa she trained in permaculture gardening and created permaculture gardening programs in schools. Eventually, moving to NYC she volunteered at Eagle Street rooftop farm; worked for Ivy Acres Nursery as a plant merchandiser; and for a female construction company in Brooklyn.  Kris has been working with A Small Green Space since 2014.