Begin by knowing the lay of the land and water. Study the works of past masters, and recall the places of beauty that you know. Then, on your chosen site, let memory speak, and make into your own that which moves you most.

— Anonymous, Japan 1000 A.D.

I have 35 years of local horticultural experience – teaching, designing, installing and maintaining gardens in Ulster and Dutchess counties, in NY’s Hudson Valley.

I offer design and plant selection ideas and maintenance advice.

If you don’t know where to begin we can walk the property and pros and cons – discussing new plantings, renovations, maintenance advice.

  • Gardening for years, but just stuck, need another eye on things?
  • Want to make a multi-year plan?

Plant service: I can guide you in putting together a plant list and can return to  place plants for you.

Rates: Consultation – $125/ first visit. (Minimum charge per visit is $100) Discounts for signing up for multiple sessions.  No charge for travel within a 15 mile radius of Saugerties, NY.  Beyond that radius travel time will be charged.

Email me for more info or to set up a site visit:

Look forward to getting down and dirty with you!

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Virginia Luppino