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PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES.,LLC "Artisans in the Landscape" Directory * Design & Build Process * Project Management * Design Details  *Jobs Just Completed

Peter H. Atkins & Mary Ann Henry

Peter Atkins and Associates is an ecological and organic landscape architecture contractor.

From master planning through construction and meticulous long-term Organic maintenance management, our experience and creativity transform outdoor spaces with experts in each realm.

Each detail of our landscape design, construction, and maintenance services is carefully planned and discussed with you ahead of time to match your budget, timeline, and expectations. Whether we are masterminding a multi-phase installation that encompasses every corner of your property or simply maintaining your perennial borders, you can expect nothing but top value, hard work, consistency and respect for your property and home from the entire team.

Peter Atkins and Associates  is dedicated to expanding the beauty in your hometown while working with nature to preserve and protect the natural resources of our area. We use native plants and well-adapted plants. We choose plants that are drought-tolerant, insect-resistant, hearty, and manageable. We choose plant that will support the pollinator for bees, butterflies and birds. We work with Nature always.

Client appreciated the design teams enthusiasm to solve design dilemmas such as drainage, tired landscapes, and  poor maintenance standards.   Another important feature of having a landscape design, is the ability to project into the future, and formulate a budget, over time. It is no secret that any home or property improvement is an expense. Having a landscape design plan gives the client the opportunity to achieve their goals, over a period of time, controlling their own budget, yet being able to achieve their ultimate goal. All in a well thought out order to maximize efficiency and cost savings.

Our trusted team are an extended family to us. They work here because they enjoy advancing meaningful careers within the green industry, they have a deeply rooted enthusiasm for crafting beautiful spaces, they inspire each other and our clients daily, and they have an extreme level of pride in their contribution to every project.

We are enormously proud to be a completely accredited organic land care (NOFA) business since 2010. We use no synthetic fertilizers or chemical imputes on any of our property that we maintain. This protects your children, pets, drinking water, soil, the environment, and mother earth.

We also offer organic lawn care,  Plant Health Care and Soil Management Services. Our approach responds to the larger environmental challenges we face with climate change, water shortage/quality and recycling with sustainability.

We are Collaborators. Find out how we can work together.

We would like to become your landscape management partner.

All we need is 20 minutes of your time to start a conversation about your project

Jonathan Husni,  Client

"Aspire to Hire! The most creative and beautiful estates I have ever seen have been transformed and maintained by this man,. With vision like Monet and a touch like Lalique Peter will transition your property into a picture book that will have others talking long after the next season turns the page.”

Landscape Architect

"Peter Atkins and Associates serve its clients by guiding you through a thoughtfully curated design experience, that yields creativity, hard work, consistency, curiosity and thinking beyond the typical cookie cutter landscape. It requires vison, skill and sensitivity to unlock the potential of an open space". 

Shade Garden planted with perennials, urn and a bench for relaxation

Shade Garden under the Trees. We found his urn at a New York Garden Show and it was a perfect campanion to this woodland shade garden. Many hosta, Japanese Hakenclawa grass, solumns seal, Anemone,  Bl

Our Mission Statement To be a cohesive team of professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality landscape design, landscape construction and grounds maintenance services possible. To achieve superior results by routinely surpassing industry norms by consistently delivering value to our customers through creative thinking, positive attitudes, strict performance standards and meticulous attention to detail.

Proud to be Accredited Organic Land Care (NOFA)  company

Most people shy away from creating their own new gardens for fear that, after all the time and money spent, it just may not turn out as expected. Designing a garden properly takes a great deal of knowledge and creativity and labor to do the job correctly.

If you feel though you would benefit from professional help, we suggest that you read through the website site and see if the focus of our work would be a perfect fit for your next project.

We suggest you interview us and see if we can help you with your next design project.

We are highly trained, passionate and creative professionals that would like to put a smile on every client’s face by enhancing their built environment and quality of life.


Established in 2000, over 22 years of experience.

The entire process coordinated by Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC

Landscape Management

Jane R.

Manursing Island, Rye , NY

"From start to finish, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Peter Atkins. He designed and managed our landscape project north of New York City on the coast line in Rye, NY with knowledge, skill, care and enthusiasm. A wonderful listener and hard worker,  Peter wove together all the pieces needed to make our dream come true. We would also like to recommend the companies fine garden services and organic lawn care services. Thank you, Peter.

Coastal Property In Rye, NY

This is a coastal property on Long Island sound .We planted  salt tolerant perennials off the walkway to his home. Peter Atkins and Associates


The Design Build Process of Peter Atkins and Associates


Whether you want to update your current landscape, build a new home, or add an addition, you are an indispensable member of our design team. After all, no one knows better than you how you want your landscape to look or how you want to enjoy it.

The design process begins with a face-to-face meeting in your home where we explore your “dream” landscape. Our mission is to help determine what you would like to see and how you want to use your landscape and gardens.

Meeting in the home when possible allows us to see what you see—from the windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and other spaces. After all, gardens are meant to be enjoyed from indoors as well as outside, and during all seasons, especially during winter when outdoor lighting is a key feature.

From the initial meeting through to the finished projects, we want you to feel comfortable, confident and involved. Our team of landscape technicians and gardeners implement each design robustly and methodically that ensures your landscape garden project is constructed to exacting standards.

We pride ourselves on not only designing your garden but on delivering unique, professional landscaping each time. We will work closely with you from day one, exploring multiple options and discussing schedule and budget. We will remain partners as your landscape partners for the life of the property through our meticulous fine garden maintenance services. We offer a minimum of two year warrantee on our project as long we have a signed contract and are responsible for the care and maintenance of the landscape/gardens that we have built or renovated. All projects are always supervised by Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry.

This ensures two desired outcomes: you’ll end up with exactly the landscape you asked us to build for your property and you will have a great rewarding experience helping to make this happen.

  • Every landscape varies in scale and complexity. 
  • We will break this down into categories giving written cost for the job.
  • All of our landscape and gardens are guaranteed to be successful.
  • We offer comprehensive landscape maintenance services for all our gardens.


"I am so pleased with my veggie garden! It is well done and the process was professional. It is very rare to feel like you’ve gotten what you paid for in home improvement, but I feel gratified in my decision to trust Peter Atkins and Associates and make the investment.”

Joann's Raised Vegetable Garden System (9 Beds)

Culinary Raised Vegetable Garden. This is nine beds that measure 8x4 and 6x4. Root vegetables, Salad, Tomatoes and Herb. This garden produced 235 pounds of tomatoes in 2020. The entire system is desig


  • You may not have a large outdoor space but that does not mean that it lacks potential. With visionary design and the expert use of structure, color, and light, even the smallest lawn, the tiniest patio, the narrowest backyard, it can be transformed into a stunning outdoor space.
  • Larger gardens allow the harmonious balancing of architectural structures with widespread planting. Our team is expert at striking that balance, fusing plants,  shrubs, perennials and trees with outdoor rooms, organic lawns, water features and sculptures to create total synergy.
  • Through our designs, we aim to increase the sustainability, biodiversity and beauty of each and every property. We use only the highest quality plants sourced from local nurseries as well as indigenous, organic landscape materials.

We have a particular interest in utilizing and conserving native plant communities of New England. We are very careful to incorporate only those plants that have proven to be non-invasive in this region.

Historic Home in Bedford - Updated Foundation Planting

Foundation plantings for this historical home that requested an upgraded setting. Keeping to plants that are traditions we kept the colors warm and with four seasons of color. Peter Atkins and Associa


Bedford Realtor

" Peter Atkins  is a talented landscape Designer and container designer. He he has helped to re-design some of our larger properties  as well as to select and design our planting containers when we need vibrant pots for open houses, garden staging, parties and special events. Peter is extremely knowledgeable regarding plants and has an educated, experienced understanding as to what will best fit your home/business terrain and make a lasting impression. I highly recommend Peter for your future projects."

Porch Pots staged on a House for Sale in Bedford, NY

Red Mandeville and Purple Scavola Planters. Peter Atkins and Associates.
When I found this, it explained why we are experts at what we do.  Peter Atkins is 95 % referral for landscape design, installation and maintenance. We are 100% organic land care.

'We take great pride in our professionalism. We strive to exceed our customers expectation and we usually do! Our ultimate goal is to turn all of our clients into passionate references. Currently, we derive 85% of our business from client recommendations. This is the testament that we are a strong, dedicated team achieving our goals… one beautiful project at a time'.

Established in 2000, over 22 years of experience.

Project  Management

Project Management Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry

We are a full service firm that offers design and building solutions so that you can make your dream landscape a reality.

Landscape project managers such as Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry are well-versed in many of the most important aspects of company’s success. They are the company’s eyes and ears on project sites, ensuring work is done according to plan, managing and motivating team members and working with office staff and vendors to coordinate successful project installations and site management. 

Project Management

Landscape design and project management go hand in hand together to insure the finished design is installed in the way it was intended.  When you are ready to begin your project, We can support you through each step, from the bid process to the installation of the landscape design. We work with highly qualified contractors who provide fine craftsmanship, excellent customer service and have solid reputations and references. Managing your project insures that the end result will follow the original design vision. When a defined completion is stated we meet that deadline.

A Woodland Garden Bed We Created

Wooded Hillside with Conifers, Japanese Maple and Urn

Italian Glazed Urn from Italy


It is our goal to help you fall in love with your landscape. We strive to create personalized, vibrant and beneficial landscape designs that compliment your mature garden, solve existing design challenges or provide a complete landscape overhaul.

Landscape design services include:

  • A scaled landscape plan including plants and hardscape
  • A full plant list with points of interest
  • A personalized mood board to help you visualize the plant combinations
  • A detailed estimate and project plan

Elements in the design that we are not equipped to address will be referred to trusted contractors.


  • The initial one-hour consultation there is no charge for this consultation.  During this time, we get to know the project scope, your preferences and budget to make sure it is a good fit.
  • You will be provided with a rough estimate for your design at the time of the initial consultation. You will receive a detailed project plan and estimate at the time of the design review.
  • Payment for the design work is due at the time of the follow up review.
  • Designs $500-$3,500 depending on scope and scale.
  • Once your design is finalized, your place on the  Peter Atkins and Associates  installation schedule is secured with a 50% deposit.
  • If you are interested in design services, please contact us as soon as possible.

Master Plan Layout for a Property

Master Plan Layout by Peter Atkins and Associates

3D Imaginary Design

Here we take a photograph of the location and then through some magic software paint a realistic picture of what the intended space could look like when planted;


Greenwich, CT

"We had an old-fashioned garden, which we loved, but had become quite overgrown and not very easy to “live” in or maintain. We wanted a garden designer with knowledge, imagination and vision, to retain some of the original beauty of the old garden but make it a more usable space with more ease of maintenance. 

"Some friends had had their garden “redesigned” but we found it to be very contrived; we were concerned about whether our own ideas would be taken into account and followed through to the end design; we were also concerned that the garden service might be very expensive.

We were delighted from the very first meeting –  Peter Atkins  put us at ease and was interested in getting to know us as people before we ever talked about plants. He  listened well, as much of what we told him in this first meeting he  managed to incorporate into the final design. Waiting for the plans was very exciting and the large color plans were very helpful in getting us to visualize the finished garden".  

Peter didn’t just design our garden – He designed our garden for us, taking into account our ideas but also using his imagination and experience to transform it into a beautiful space". The gardens are now planted....I can not wait to invite our family and we are looking forward to use our vegetable garden in all our dishes. The peony garden and the roses have won my heart...finally a childhood memory has arrived in my own garden." CB

Project Budget: $150,000 - $200,000 +

Christina B. Perennial Garden by Peter Atkins

This garden is in Greenwich CT.  This garden has been a long time in making.  The Arbor was placed in the  garden to offset the random color. What can not be seen from the photo is that a 5 acre meado

Rough Sketches


Vegetable Garden Layout


Auto Cad Layout


Visauary Mood Boards


Pen and Water Color Markers by Design Team

Garden sketch illustration. Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC


New Construction Home where we used Pros cape Design software to design the blank canvas sight. Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC
New Construction Home where we used Pros cape Design software to design the blank canvas sight. Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC

New Construction Job Options


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Pollinator Pathway Project


Bedford, NY

"Peter Atkins is an upbeat, creative, and competent designer who delivers an imaginative product on time and within budget. What more could you ask for?”    

Estate Front Door Entrance.


Revised Grand Entrance

Artistic Front Door Entrance with Roses.


Customer loves Roses so this is what we did

Traditional Front Door Entrance.


Home on Lake Ave in Greenwich, CT

Urban Front Door Entrance


Home in Lower Westchester, NY

Historical Front Door Entrance

Victorian House Foundation Planting by Peter Atkins

Historic home in Bedford Village, NY

Annette L.

North  Castle (Bedford)

"The best part of working with Peter Atkins and Associates Garden Design was the communication, we always knew what was happening and what was going to happen. They did amazing work and an exquisite design, and the lighting is incredible. Everything flows in such a balanced way. The plant selection is awesome. They chose plants that work well in our backyard environment and the design provides flowers and colorful drama all year long.

Our contractors were top notch, never invasive, and always patient with our questions. Peter Atkins, the owner was always on the property and Peter monitored all the work.  When we had a question about what was happening, we were also informed of the how and why promptly. We chose Peter Atkins and Associates because we really liked your approach to project management, it was comforting to know that you had not only the design expertise but also the schedule, budget, and contractor management taken care of. The best part of the experience of working with you was not having to worry about anything!"

Project Budget: $150,000 plus

This lawn is Organic Methods

Large sweeping lawn with woodland filled with Knock out roses, expo azaleas, at rear of the property.

This Garden is Organic Methods

Estate Landscape Maintenace

This property is maintained organically

Different shades of new Ginny impatient. Designed and planted by  Peter Atkins and Associates

Shrub and Tree Maintained Organically

New Canaan, CT  This is an organic lawn. Entire property maintained by team of gardener supervised by accredited Horticulturist. Masonry by our team. Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC

This lawn is pure organic methods..does you look like this?

Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

This lawn is organic as are the knockout roses and impatients.

Estate in Greenwich CT. Summer Annuals bloom Knockout Roses, White Man Davila and Fall Corn Husk welcome Halloween to this fine property.  Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC


  • When organics products and services are consistently used on your lawns and landscape, we promise to protect your family, pets, soil and water from chemical imputes and synthetic fertilizers.
  • We have  developed and practiced a proven organic land care for your property. Your family will reap immediate rewards from the reduction of exposure to harmful chemical applications that many landscape companies use.
  • For many homeowners, organic lawn care is an attractive option and a growing trend. Many in our community are working hard to be more environmentally conscious, and lawn care is a big part of that. However, moving from a chemical to an organic lawn care regiment will take time and require an adjustment in immediate expectations.
  • To make an educated, informed decision about what will work best for you, your family, and your lawn, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each approach.

Pros of Organic Lawn Care

1. Chemical exposure is reduced. While most lawn care chemicals have been proven safe, there is peace of mind in knowing that you have reduced exposure for yourself, your family, and your pets. Also, when you use organic lawn treatments there will not be days that you have to avoid your lawn after treatment.

2. It is difficult to over-apply. Organic fertilizers slowly break down over time to nourish your soil, whereas with chemical treatments the plants absorb the fertilizer quickly. Use too high of a concentrate of chemical fertilizers and they can easily burn your lawn. Organic fertilizers release slowly based on the needs of your soil and turf, so that over time soil quality will improve.

3. Organic lawn treatments revitalize the ecosystem of your lawn. Chemical fertilizers inherently strip your soil of the nutrients your lawn needs, this includes microbes and earthworms. Your grass may look healthy after a chemical fertilizer, but chances are, that’s only skin deep, as it is easily susceptible to pests or disease. Organic treatments enhance your soil and enable it to keep its own natural nutrients.

Elizabeth Carlton

Bedford, NY

"Peter Atkins and his plant health care staff have provided us with excellent lawn care for over 20 years. Peter also maintained all the perennials gardens, the boxwood gardens  and my champanion roses that I saved from my mothers garden. According to our neighbors, we consistently have the most beautiful lawn and Property in Bedford in all seasons!

Peter and William Barnhart with Willberco, Inc. are extremely easy to work with and if there is an occasional weed or funky looking something in the yard, just give Peter or William a call and they respond quickly and keep you updated.   Thank you, Peter, for your help through the years!"

Project Budge:  Anonymous

This estate is completely organic. 3rd year. We rebuilt the driveway, installed the entrance wall, installed the automatic gates and planted the Hawthorn meadow beyond the gates. More pages to follow.

Entryway - entryway idea in New York

Pound Ridge Slope Project 2018-2021

  • This project below started when I was referred to a clients home to do some hydro seeding on a slope that was always difficult.  After showing our portfolio and spending numerous months on Saturday morning with the client, Peter Atkins and our client decided to transform the slope into a perennial garden. It would have a retaining wall that is 95 feet wall long and a large perennial garden would be placed within its wall. On top of the wall is a large border of Hydrangeas, carpet roses, edible berry and other shrubs. Within the garden would be a fountain for song birds and a patio below the garden with a portable fire pit for evening star gazing.  The vegetable garden was created that is 40x30 and hold many raised beds.  This was a two year process in design, collaboration and finally the year Covid arrived we were asked to install the job.  The job was installed in one year and follow year tweaking the design in year 2021.
  • Project Budget: $250,000 +

Measuring a Site for A Garden to Be Born

The bare slope we were asked to hydro seed .Example of a classic home design design in New York

Pollinator Garden, Fountain and Firepit Destination

Pollinator Garden in Pound Ridge by Peter Atkins

Pollinator Perennial Garden 2nd Year and its Organic

2nd Year Planted Perennial Garden in Pound Ridge, NY

Bubbling Fountain in Garden

Bubbling Fountain in the Middle of Perennial Garden

Cross Section of Perennial Garden

Cross Section of Perennial Garden that started as a slope of grass

Todd and Sally

New Canaan, CT

“We were extremely happy with our decision to collaborate with  Peter Atkins and Associates on our landscape project. I was not sure what to expect when contracting with a landscape company but we received top value services from all tradesman involved. Clearly Peter is respected within his trade and we benefited from his connection and project management leadership"


North Salem Vegetable Garden...Good for Tomatoes not much else would grow

Old vegetable garden gets face lift

North Salem Vegetable Garden was built as a 35 Year Anniversary Gift to Pam


Greenwich Childrens Play Set Space.


  Greenwich "Play Set" Vegetable Garden Feeds Family.



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"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and soil the sky as canvas" Elizabeth Murray


We have known Peter for a couple of years as we live in the same small quiet town. I had no idea he was involved in grounds maintenance. My only complaint was not calling on him sooner. He and his crew did an amazing job cleaning up our 1.5 acre yard and the cost effectiveness was well worth it. Much appreciated.Read More

Peter Atkins is a perfectionist who cares passionately about design, quality, and doing things the right way. He is attentive to every detail that goes in to creating and maintaining a beautiful garden and landscape. Peter designed a vegetable/flower garden--including fencing, raised beds, birdhouse, berry patch, etc.,-- that is completely harmonious with our topography and architecture. He was easy to work with and has a maintenance staff that is second to none. We were so pleased with this project that we now rely on Peter not only to care for our vegetable/flower garden, but to oversee the maintenance and care of all trees and shrubs on our property. Under his careful watch and pruning, he has upgraded our property and we couldn't be happier.Read More

After working with Peter for 2 years as a freelance designer – I hold him in high regards as a person and a businessman. He is true to his word, prompt and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the field of landscape - plants and horticulture and design. Peter stands out in a field where unanswered phone calls, unprofessional workmanship and knowledge is unfortunately common.Read More

Sophisticated gardens, great veggies, great people! Thanks Peter, we have had a thriving vegetable garden for two years that produces wonderful fruit and vegetables that taste so much better than I can buy in the store. My garden is a work of art! The garden was completely setup for us and maintained by Peter Atkins and Associates. We have been really impressed with the knowledge, enthusiasm and diligence of your business on every level. I love it that we can always try new vegetable varieties the following year. Clearly you have a “big green thump” and love what you do. Thank you.Read More

Our property was transformed from barren landscape into a lush, distinguished garden seven years ago. Peter Atkins, a certified horticulturist has been instrumental in creating, maintaining and managing our grounds. He is committed and knowledgeable about all aspects of landscaping. He clearly has a passion for building gardens that blend so naturally into he land that surrounds our home. Just this year he designed a 30x40 vegetable garden that it truly exquisite and the rave of my girlfriends. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, Peter has managed and nurtured our property to the full potential. He has brought about change by means of talent. It is with pleasure that I can highly recommend, with great confidence Peter AtkinsRead More

“We have been clients of your firm for over 10 years. Your firm has always provided an extraordinarily high and professional level of service and attention. We love the fact that the business is accredited NOFA-Organic Land Care which provides us with peace of mind with our children and our dogs. Our large property and houses require Peters expert gardeners who are at our house a few days a week. His teams do our landscaping, maintenance, tree and shrubbery preservation and provide constant attention to his vibrant outdoor planters and the perennial and shade gardens. We are delighted with the care, imagination and expertise you bring to these tasks. As a person, Peter has a real understanding of a client’s needs. Always making projects his own. Attention to detail with a real sense of practicality is a real hallmarks of a great designer. He has both of these characteristics in spades”.Read More

"We hired Peter Atkins and Associates after using another landscape maintenance company for almost five years until we listened to our neighbors. The difference is obvious! Peter's business provides impeccable garden landscape services. Peter teams are flexible, hard working and extraordinary capable.. It is very clear that his employee have been trained by Peter as they are detailed oriented and go the extra mile to make our property special. Peter is always on the job site, he is the type of person that truly wants to do something nice for you. Choose Peter Atkins and Associates if you want an ethical and reasonable company to work with. Thank you for your patience and gentle guidance from start to finish, all of which made the process fun in my perennial garden again. I promise you, you will be thrilled that you hired him"Read More

Peter Atkins is a rare treasure. He came into our lives this past summer and transformed our property. We have been struggling with plantings for 28 years. This man is so talented, creative and knowledgeable! His crew is very competent and well supervised by Peter himself. Not only does this firm do installation but ongoing maintenance as well. Peter is very generous in pointing out issues on the grounds that don't necessarily fall under his purview e.g. infestation in the Hemlocks, leaves falling from the specimen trees mid- summer. We have found Peter extremely responsive to calls, emails.Read More

After trying multiple landscapers in the area, we finally found Peter Atkins four years ago and we have been happy ever since. Peter understands our sensibility and our desire to have a natural garden in a woodland landscape. Everything he has planted is organic and native to the area. His design is directed by his artistic instincts and the land itself. He respects and has a natural affinity for the property. He designed, planted and diligently maintains our fern, vegetable and herb gardens. Additionally he has designed, planted and maintained a variety of flower gardens and walking paths, completely transforming the way we appreciate our property during every season. We highly recommend Peter and his team.Read More

When I contacted Peter he was enthusiastic about our smallish project to renovate the circle area of our driveway. In the late winter we met and spoke about the goals. After a careful review he gave us a quote which was reasonable and filled all our desires and more for the project. I would reservedly recommend using him for a landscaping project. In fact there are other areas of our property that we may work on with him in the future. (The actual cost was at the very low end of the approximate cost range.)Read More

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No matter your design style Peter Atkins has an approachable design service

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