meet rachael

Rachael Freitas didn’t mean to fall in love with plant design. She meant to find an interesting side job, while she hustled to become an actress in Los Angeles. The plants, however, had other plans. 

After quickly rising from sales to head designer at one of Southern California's premier nurseries, Rachael realized her passion was shifting, and wanted to focus full time on creating high level design in exterior landscape and interior plantscape. 

Rachael has spent the last few years creating and implementing designs ranging from simple and understated to unique and daring. She designed interiors and exteriors for well-known commercial and high-end residential spaces throughout Southern California.


Through UPCOUNTRY, her goal is simple: to bring about an elevated plant aesthetic through education and creative installation. She believes plants can (and should) invite you in - whether it be your yard, office conference room, or favorite coffee shop.


Rachael and her awesome husband, Wesley, now live in the Tennessee countryside with their super cool kids and very regal mutt.