Landscape projects at Carmen Johnston Gardens begin with a collaborative effort, merging the aligned disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and design. By use of plans, photographs, and perspective renderings we illustrate initial concepts for a design. Carmen utilizes a unique and effective technique of building many of her client’s exterior designs by gaining inspiration from their existing interior décor. We develop plans for exterior architectural features, garden buildings, and thoughtful softscapes and hardscapes. We work with new projects to build each garden from the ground up. The team believes that landscape and architecture are extensions of one another and we strive to create effortless cohesion amongst the two. We carefully consider the existing land and materials, specific growth conditions, and clients’ taste to endow each project with a distinctive character.
Integral to our success in building beautiful gardens is our extensive experience in installation. The design and installation teams at Carmen Johnston Gardens work together on every facet of the installation. From hand-picking all plant materials to specifying detailed hardscape, we take great pride in successfully executing each phase of our projects. Soil preparation, grading, drainage work, selection of appropriate materials, irrigation, and lighting are some of the many aspects that receive special attention in the design and installation phases of each of our projects.
Carmen Johnston Garden’s reputation for sound horticultural practices is unparalleled in the industry. Our team is intentional in providing long-term follow up with every one of our valued clients. This long term relationship becomes a friendship as we create beautiful spaces for our clients and their families. The skilled gardeners on our staff are experts in all aspects of fine gardening and horticultural care. They are attuned to detail and sensitive to horticultural requirements for a wide range of plants and garden styles. Leading architects, designers, and a long list of supportive clients recognize our ability to faithfully provide quality service at every site.