Are you new to the area? Have you purchased a home but don't know what plants you have or how to care for them? Would you like to increase the curb appeal of your home to put it on the real estate market? In a 1-hour visit to your home we can answer your landscaping questions and recommend qualified, reliable people to help you. (hourly fee)


If you are building a new home, or wish to upgrade your existing landscape this is the first step in the process. We will meet with you on the site, listen carefully to your concerns and ideas, establish a budget for the project, and share our best ideas and advice. (consultation fee may be credited toward landscape plan)


Our designs are customized for each client, home and site. Plans may include turfgrass, plantings, walkways, driveways, retaining walls, decks, patios, terraces, fencing, arbors, pergolas, water-features, landscape lighting, sheds and outbuildings, containers and accessories. (plan fees from $300)

We specialize in:

• Master Plans for New-Home Construction
• Landscape Renovation Plans for Existing Landscapes
• Landscape Plans for Specialty Gardens:

Williamsburg-Style Gardens          Deer Resistent Gardens
Courtyard/Townhome Gardens    Herb and Cottage Gardens
Bird and Butterfly Gardens            Perennials and Cutting Gardens
Native Plant Gardens                      RPA/Chesapeake Bay Buffers
WaterSmart Gardens                      Wheelchair Accessible Gardens


We are not landscape contractors, but we work closely with the best in the area to install our designs. We can provide you with cost estimates for the job and, if you choose to employ a contractor we recommend, we will be on-site during the process from beginning to end.


If you would like to hand-pick and tag the plants for your new landscape we are happy to meet you at a local nursery to make sure you get exactly what you want. If you are doing the work yourself, we can arrange purchase and delivery to your door.


We will visit your property on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, or annually) to assess the condition of the landscape, suggest improvements, and write a plan of action for you and your landscaper.


Gift certificates are available for coaching sessions, consultations, and garden plans. These make the unique gift for your favorite gardeners...and are a wonderful surprise for holidays, birthdays, weddings, housewarming, and thank-you giving. (local area only)


We present many programs and classes during the year. Please call or email for information on topics and scheduling.