I offer a complete design/build service which includes consultation, planning and illustrative drawings, installation of a wide range of built features, plantings, drip-irrigation systems and consequent maintenance and management.
A personal, hands-on approach, founded on 25 years’ experience, guarantees the high standard of my ‘living sculptures’, from window boxes to country gardens.
My specialty is the small urban backyard, neglected and uninspiring, waiting to be transformed into an engaging, uplifting, magical outdoor living space. My gardens sometimes demonstrate a symbolic interpretation of the natural world, utilizing new synthetic materials, blending the traditional with the contemporary. Plants are chosen for their suitability to the site conditions, ease of maintenance and their practical as well as sensory value.
All elements of garden design and built structures eg: fencing; patios; decks; plantings; irrigation; all aspects of maintenance including pruning.
Certifications and Awards
Silver Award in Residential Design, APLD, 2006
New York City Gardens, published 2010 by Hirmer Verlag,
Work featured in Better Homes and Gardens, ‘Deck, Patio & Pool’ (spring 2011). Features award garden: Rish/Lofton residence.