from concept design to project management

My approach to design, first and foremost, is to listen carefully to what you want, whether it be a low maintenance, low water use backyard or a formal entry to your home – how you hope to use and feel in your space is my priority.


After an initial conversation to learn more about your project and to see if we’re the right fit, I’ll send you a questionnaire that allows you to share more details about your space and your desires for how you’d like to use it. I’ll then schedule an on-site consultation to learn more about your garden, your style and any special considerations such as drainage or screening issues.  From this meeting, you will receive a proposal outlining the scope of the design and deliverables. Once I receive your signed agreement and a 50% deposit, I’ll put you on the design schedule and return for site analysis and measurements. From here, I will begin the design process and create two concepts that we will review in- person. At this meeting I’ll share the plan view concepts, material choices and discuss plant palettes. The next phase is a final design that includes a detailed planting plan, list of plants that includes sizes and quantities as well as a maintenance plan.

My goal is to create a space within your budget that will be enjoyable from both the outside and inside of your home –  whether it be a colorful oasis, a place for family and friends to gather, a haven for wildlife, or simply a private refuge for rest and relaxation.

Design fees start at $2,000 and vary depending on the complexity and size of the project.

Project (total install) costs generally range from $20,000 to $150,000+