So my little design firm (Greayer Design Associates) is based here in New England just outside of Boston, but in compiling a list of Boston landscape design resources, I would be completely remiss if I didn’t mention some of the other great design businesses in the area. I am a firm believer that like there is a partner for everyone, a home for everyone, there is a designer for everyone. Client- designer relationships, particularly in residential work, are so important, and if it isn’t a good match it will be torture for everyone. It takes some time and maturity in the business, I think, to be able to see this truth and actually say to a potential client that perhaps this isn’t a good match. But being able to say…”Maybe you should call…. they can do a really great job” is a good karma way of building a business that I rely on.
Anyway, my company does great work, (here a few samples) but there are some other really great garden design teams in the Boston area; people that I really admire and who really excel in particular areas. Here is some their best too.
Gregory Lombardi – I think if I were to hire some one other than myself for my (imaginary) city garden, it would be Greg. His work is luxurious, and classic, always well executed and refined.
C2 Studio – C2 is so talented. They have the ability to pare that I do not. If you are interested in modern uncluttered but challenging and interesting designs, they are who you seek.
Zen Associates is Asian inspired but never theme-y. Zen is who I would hire for my current property, they have an absolute mastery of refining nature just enough to celebrate it but not so much that it seems overly contrived or cultivated. I think this style would be perfect for the rustic woodsy setting of my current home.