A college educated and trained landscape and garden designer (click here to see Gwen's resume) has the skills to work with all facets of the landscape. Not only do we create beautiful designs, but also prevent you from making costly mistakes. Areas of expertise range from horticulture and planting design to more intricate areas of paving materials, grading, and drainage. We evaluate the entire property and create elements that are attractive, functional, and cohesive (a phased-in project doesn't result in a hodge-podge look). An experienced designer listens to your needs and integrates your vision with the environment, nature, and budget. We take into account all the views within the property, outside the property (public view), and from within the house (like the views from your kitchen windows, views when guests exit your home). Most importantly we envision your landscape in the winter and insure your garden is attractive for all 4 seasons. When construction drawings for extensive grading, structures and retaining walls are needed a consult with an architect is required. Typically the expense of a designer is much less than hiring a landscape architect.