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As one who grew up rambling the woodlands, meadows, and beaches of the Southeast, I am committed to protecting and restoring native ecosystems wherever possible and appropriate.
As a designer and painter who has lived in England, I am committed to creating garden spaces that delight those who experience them. I believe in doing all things beautifully.
Landscapes are webs of living entities to me — in the air, the canopies, the water, and the soil. I cannot see land as an object to be thoughtlessly manipulated. People — as a part of nature themselves — have a rightful place in those landscapes. Beautiful and healthy landscapes are necessary for our sustenance, including our joy. This is what it means to be sustainable.
And why we're committed to healthy and beautiful landscapes
We all want to live in places that are healthy and beautiful — to sustain our bodies, minds, and spirits. What is healthy is beautiful — children playing, clean water and rich soil, streams, forests and meadows, vegetable gardens and orchards, birds singing, bees and butterflies at their work.
As development has spread and human population grown, much of our built landscape has become unhealthy — huge areas of lawn and paving, for instance, are creating urban heat islands and stormwater runoff problems. Industrialized farms devoted to a single species — plant or animal — create conditions for disease, which are passed on to us in our soil, water, and food.
As we change our understanding of what is unhealthy, we change our ideas of beauty to reflect healthier and more functional systems in the built environment.
This firm is devoted to reweaving healthier natural systems — of plants, wildlife, water and soil — back into residential, public, corporate, and agricultural systems in a beautiful and delightful way.
All of us with the firm are trained in landscape architecture and the ecology of the southeastern United States: stewardship of natural resources, art and design, history of built environments, the shaping of public spaces for human enjoyment and safety, naturalistic and conventional grading and drainage design, hardscape materials and construction techniques, and the use of plants for shaping space and restoring the health of ecosystems.
Landscape Architect, and Arborist— brings the skills and experience of ecologist, artist, writer, and teacher…
Jane received her Master of Landscape Architecture (1994) under the direction of then-Dean Darrell Morrison—concentrating…
Renee is the quintessential landscape architect and the go-to for all things technical (grading, drainage,…
Curator of the UGA Founders Memorial Garden and horticulturist extraordinaire—Maureen is also a long-time proponent…
Sustainable design since 1991
Occasional musings on the world of garden design
"Leah took our muddy, eroding backyard and transformed it into a woodland oasis filled with native trees, plants, and carefully placed boulders. We now have a garden that is beautiful, sustainable, and functional, designed for our kids to play and explore and for the adults to enjoy."Mindy Tanzola
It was a pleasure to work with Ms Pine. She helped me communicate to her what I wanted as an end product. Ms. Pine is very personable, and she embodies the professionalism that all landscape architects should strive for.Barbara Berger
Leah emphasizes environmental and community stewardship in all elements: drainage, trees and new and existing plants. In design, she draws on lots of resources and listened well. Well worth the investment!Melissa Aberle-Grasse
Leah is just who I needed! She came up with a design that showcases many of our native plants without having our yard looking like "a crazy plant lady" lives here. She is great to work with and I give her my highest recommendation.Denise Hartline
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