Design Process

Initial Consultation

The initial meeting with a prospective client is free of charge. A 1-2 hour visit is a chance for me to find out your design needs, to assess your property and to ascertain how we can work together to improve your landscape.

Site Analysis
Once a Proposal for Design Services and Fees has been signed I will visit your property to measure and take an inventory and photographs of current elements and conditions.

Conceptual Design

I will present up to three alternative design ideas, which we can discuss along with plant selection and materials for hardscape. Working together we will come up with a preliminary plan that will fulfill the aesthetic and functional needs of the site.

Design Development

I will draw up an illustrative site plan, which will be included in a collection of documents that can be used to implement the design: a planting plan; construction plans; a cost estimate. I will present these plans to you along with sectionals and other images that convey the intent of the design.


All landscapes change over time and so upon completion of a design I leave clients with a maintenance plan, which includes advice on irrigation and pruning for specific plants, and follows sustainable guidelines. I will also follow up with clients to check on how the design is working out for them.
           Gardens Furnished 

habitats for birds and butterflies  meadows
gardens in sun or shade  rain gardens 
vegetables  herbs  raised beds 
perennial borders  forest gardens
poolside  ponds
                        “All nature is but art unknown to thee” – Alexander Pope

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