Extend your home’s entertaining space or provide functional garden rooms. Bring nature into your life, build a personalized retreat in order to relax, rejuvenate, refresh at home.
Garden designs are reflective of the tranquility of our special Eastern Shore lands and surrounding waters. Native plants play a large role in the design process. Jan considers existing architectural features when designing a garden plan. Our gardens succeed when they appear to belong. The best gardens celebrate the local environment—even mitigation plantings are selected to be appropriate to the Eastern Shore.
Jan’s long-term relationships allow her to build a talented team to create your garden. Experience, skills, and excellent communication help you feel secure in knowing your project in fabulous hands.
Plans can be drawn for gardens of any scale that include everything from drainage improvements to hardscape, planting plans to raised vegetable gardens, shore line mitigation and screen plantings to artful pebble and stone mosaics.
Master plans that can be installed in phases.
Consultation is available for specific design issues or regular “garden coaching” conversations can be scheduled.
Contact us to schedule a consultation at your property. During our visit, we’ll discuss your vision for your outdoor space and begin to assess the existing garden. If we move ahead, the next step is to draw a plan, build a team, and prioritize based on cost estimates.
The timeline for a landscape project is dependent on scale, weather, and complexity of the garden design. It is common for projects to spill from one season into the next, possibly longer as coordination of detailed installations take time. Patience is a requirement.
I work with landscapers, gardeners and care takers to review and over-see the maintenance of landscape projects. These services are scheduled as needed, or on an ongoing basis at the request of clients.
First, an initial meeting to walk the site, review the existing garden and speak about your “wish list”. Functional features and more whimsical aspects of the future garden are all considered.
Client input is welcome at this stage. Photos of dream gardens, lists of favorite plants, sharing the desired feel of a garden, the emotions served and memories of scent, color, secret hide-aways all count as inspiration.
The initial design phase produces sketches or concept drawings that represent the “bones” of the garden.
Continue the design process, more details are fleshed out. Phases are determined, early budget figures are presented by contractors and supplies.
Plant materials, masonry details, lighting and irrigation are all considered prior to construction.