Blue Heron Landscape Design, LLC
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Blue Heron Landscape Design is a design and build firm. Drawing inspiration from nature and from each site's surroundings, we create gardens that accentuate architecture and sense of place, providing our clients with elegant and functional outdoor spaces.

Our projects are primarily residential, and range from small gardens to complete site renovations throughout Connecticut.

Scott Hokunson, principal and owner of Blue Heron Landscape Design, has been creating landscapes and gardens since 1981 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to each project. A proponent of natural and sustainable principles, he works closely with his clients to create elegant and functional outdoor living spaces.

As a garden writer, whose work has been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine, Connecticut Gardener Magazine, and APLD's The Designer, Scott also writes the company blog Garden Sketches. He is a founding member of the international garden design blog Garden Designers Roundtable, and lectures to garden clubs and other interested organizations on topics such as garden design, plants, and gardening.

Scott has also served an adviser to a Sustainable Landscape Design class at Wesleyan University, co-host, designer, and co-producer of the TV show The Ultimate Backyard Makeover on WTIC Fox 61, and is a past board member of the Connecticut Chapter of The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLDCT).

Services Provided
Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Garden Design, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Patio Design, Pool Landscaping, Site Planning, Landscape Construction, Ecological Design

Areas Served
Avon, Barkhamsted, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, Collinsville, East Granby, East Hartford, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, New Hartford, Newington, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks, East Windsor, South Windsor, Glastonbury, Hartland, Harwinton, Colebrook, Winchester, Norfolk, Goshen, Torrington, Litchfield, Morris, North Canaan, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington, Kent, Somers, Ellington, Vernon, Portland, Marlborough, Hebron, Bethlehem, Woodbury, Roxbury
Connecticut's Preferred Landscape Design-Build Firm

Contact: Scott Hokunson
Location: P.O. Box 512
Simsbury, CT 06070
License Number: HIC.0613098
Typical Job Costs: $10000 - 200,000+
Design fees vary depending on the scope of each project. Initial design consult is free.
Commented: Question on a plant Hi Allison, thanks for the question. That shrub is Bluebird Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird"). Hardy to zone 5, a long bloomer, and will tolerate some shade. It's a wonderful plant, we hav...
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Commented: Mahogany Deck? Thank you Thos. Baker, I appreciate the kind words! Yes the decking is mahogany, the the risers and railings are cedar.
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Commented: Deck help Hi Kim, I'm not a fan either. One option is to re-position the lattice farther under the deck. Another option is to use short pieces of the decking nailed vertically in the same manner. You'll have t...
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