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"Artisans in the Garden"

P.O. Box 238 - Bedford Village, New York 10506

(914) 234 -0161

Certified Professional Horticulturist Logo - Peter Atkins

What does it take to be a Certified Professional Horticulturist

Horticulturist? Ever wonder about endorsements in the landscape industry? Why

should I hire a C.P.H. for my landscape needs? Learn more here . . .

To become a Certified Professional Horticulturist there is a 3-part exam consisting of about 3 hours of testing that includes 282 plants to identify, general horticultural knowledge and a landscape design portion. Once all three parts of the test are passed, then two thousand work hours must be approved and fifteen annual hours of continuing education credits per year

maintain the professional credentials and skills. Annual fees also apply.

Besides the Certified Professional Horticulturist endorsement, there are a few other professional endorsements that are equally valid.

Hiring a C.P.H. is your insurance that your landscape professional staff is dedicated to ongoing education in the landscape industry. Not only does Peter Atkins, the landscape professional, have a base of education to rely on but also can easily be in contact with other industry professionals and support staff willing to assist when questions arise. This verification of knowledge and skill through the C.P.H. endorsement is a marker of understanding local plant growth conditions, invasive species, diagnosing plant problems as well as design fundamentals and mature sizes.

It has been a joy to maintain my C.P.H. endorsement for almost 25 years! Not only is the ongoing education inspirational but having the opportunity to learn from others in the industry is invaluable. This professional certification promotes research-based approaches that allows me to

best support you and your landscape. Know a pro. Hire a pro! Hire a Certified Professional Horticulturist.

Jonathan H.

Business Advisor

"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.”

Pollinator Pathway Gardens

Beds and Borders

Foundation Borders

Nature is all Around Us


Holiday Celebration

Garland over Door way with Red Ribbon. Alberta Spruce with White Pine and Cranberry picks. Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Design and Build

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;


Thank you for finding our website. We are thrilled that you have arrived. This portfolio consists of projects that span over twenty five years of business in the hamlet townships that exists in Upper Westchester and Lower Fairfield County.

Dedicated Individual Service:

Your needs and expectations are unique. So is your property. That is why we offer personalized service to meet each of our clients' expectations. Our services range from pruning, garden care, vegetable gardens and design and build services. All of our services are are customizable to meet your landscaping needs, budget and time frame.

Our expertise includes the Installation and Construction of complete landscapes, Fine Garden Care, Property management and Seasonal enhancements including parties and holidays.

We offer a 30 minute discussion at your property to introduce us to you and listen to you how we can help you with your landscape challenges. Peter Atkins will summarize the meeting and make recommendations for the next steps when you are ready to move forward.

Please Contact us at (914) -234-0161

Thank you.

incorporating focal points in the design process

Most People Love to Garden but Need Help in Planning, Development and Maintenance Services

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 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.

We suggest you interview us and see if we can help you with your next Design, Build and Fine Garden Maintenance projects.

Peter Atkins and Associates is Accredited Organic Land Care Business

Established in Organics 2010 . We are a completely Organic Business

Plants will bring warmth to the outdoor sitting area

Roses Capture this outdoor patio



Our process starts with an initial consultation. We meet you on site to walk the property, learn your needs and desires for the outdoor spaces, understand your aesthetic and functional preferences, and discuss ideas.


From there, we determine whether to provide a budget for maintenance work, an estimate for a simple construction and/or planting project, or a design proposal.

As a rule of thumb, installation budgets should be considered to start at 10% of the value of the home when landscaping the entire property. You may choose to complete the installation in phases or all at once.


Once we have submitted a design proposal and the client has accepted, we complete a site analysis and develop a design. Budget proposals for installation work are provided once the design is approved.



Once we finalize a design plan and a budget, we will project manage and schedule a time for our team to come to your property and implement the design into your space.



After the installation is complete, our team of gardeners will take care of the gardens. To ensure we do not develop a plan that is unattainable for design, build and maintain implementation, overall budgeting will be discussed at the initial consultation.

We are not a "mow and blow" operation! We are garden craftsmen. We create and build sustainable gardens with strong foundations in the soil. We keep plants healthy through proper holistic garden care. 

Abstract Container Using Burgundy, Orange and Blue

Dracaena and Firecracker Fascia Planters in Italian Blue Urn on Wood Patio. Photo by Peter Atkins

Bruce & Carol,

A view of the Mountain

"Before hiring Peter and Mary Ann I carefully perused the pictures on their website and read the reviews- which were all glowing. After having collaborated with them, I can honestly say that all of the reviews were true. They are honest, hardworking, and both have a tremendous vision that makes every project unique and beautifully crafted to suit the space at hand. I can't thank Peter and his entire team enough for the work they completed or the extra favors we asked that were always completed when they had extra time to do a small project. My wife and I look forward to larger projects with this dynamite team at Peter Atkins and Associates"

Why We Are Organic?

After spending thousands of dollars with Veterinarian offices a light in our minds was alerted that our dogs were in danger walking on our customer home lawns. For a long time, not one customer questions how we maintain our client lawns. All that was necessary. "We want a green, weed free lawn".

Scarlett our Ruby Cavalier and Ginger our black and tan was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer) They went with Mary Ann and Peter everywhere. Animal scientist were pointing finger that chemicals in lawn applications was making dogs and cats very sick because they were licking their paws and digesting the toxic chemicals from lawn applications.

In 2010, Peter Atkins attended the CT-NY NOFA School (Northeast Organic Land Care School in Hartford, CT ) and became Accredited to teach, apply and follow the core laws for organic land care for lawns, plant health care and property management. Peter teaches daily and speaks publicly when asked.

Michael & Joann

"People want to know when it’s going to be done and for how much. Price and schedule are what I know is the construction business. Peter Atkins is very very creative. He respects tight budgets, designs in the stated parameters, and comes up with creative options.”

Spring Cherries will Soon Be in Bloom to welcome the New Season

Spring Cherries in Bloom at Peter Atkins and Associates

Our Specialties include...

  • Garden, Forest, Orchard and Shoreline Fine Garden Care
  • Medicinal gardens
  • Fine Estate Garden Care
  • Tree and Shrub Pruning
  • Land revitalization and Invasive clean-up
  • Ecological landscape design and creation
  • Permaculture Design and Creation
  • Children's gardens
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Container/ Window Boxes
  • Wildlife/ Pollinator-Friendly Native Landscapes
  • Erosion Management
  • English, Native, Formal, Rock and Slope Gardens
  • Landscape Consultation/Advice
  • Public Speaking

Spring Pots Welcome Spring Holidays

Orange Begonias with Gray Liquorish Spilling

What is Sustainable Gardening?

To make your garden sustainable adopt some of the recommended gardening practices shared on our website and contact Peter Atkins for your individual garden invitation.

Sustainable garden is one that gives back rather than takes from its surroundings. Planted with nectar rich native plants and other eco friendly garden ideas means it will be more self-sustaining, requiring little energy or water to make it grow healthily – and certainly no chemicals.  Instead, it should rely on local and natural ways to flourish – from self-grown mulches to home-made composts. An eco-friendly garden should benefit local wildlife, too, providing food and shelter for everything from small animals to essential pollinators.

Sustainable planting includes using native plants and right plant, right place so that they need less maintenance because they are happy where they are positioned.

Organic gardening is all about working hand in hand with nature.

A Family Who Loves Nature

Redding, CT

“We highly recommend Peter Atkins and Associates . Peter is an artist with an amazing eye for how to transform a yard in need of some TLC into a captivating, yet natural looking landscape. Using interesting rocks of various shapes and sizes from the property, and native plants and shrubs, Peter and his team combined their incredible knowledge and talent, with a little bit of magic, to create beds, stone terraces and walkways that perfectly suited each location. There entire team are hard-working and diligent. They are also easy going and fun to have around. We have enjoyed every aspect of working with everyone involved. Many thanks!”

Bee Friendly Pollinator Gardens by Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC

Bee Friendly Pollinator Gardens by Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Pollinator Pathway Organization Member

Pollinator Pathway Organization member Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC

A large hillside with bumpy grass until Peter Atkins arrived...

Pound Ridge, NY Home. Client asked me what can we do with this hillside. See the pictures to follow.

Design History for Pound Ridge Job.

Peter Atkins took a traditional landscape and transferred it into a show landscape rich with texture, color and a variety of texture. The front of the house is formal and the rear is relaxed and in tune with gardens surrounded by conservation land. At the entry, a formal look with a large driveway entrance wall that was designed so that the driveway wall is in alignment to how the house was set on the hillside. The double white gates leads the vehicle up a windy driveway past a new orchard of Washington Hawthorns. There are farmer walls on the property that have been left and mature planting of viburnum and Witchhazel trees that welcome spring with yellow buds. The planting around the house were tweaked but we kept the same footprint when the house was purchased. Boxwood, azalea, Japanese maple, mugo pines and new stewardia trees are set on either side of the front door.

The back of the house is dedicated to experiencing the great outdoors.

An abundance of color and interest blooms from April right through to September.  Daffodils, hellebores and magnolia in spring are followed by hundreds of tulips and Spanish bluebells.  The Kitchen Garden is plentiful all season – spinach and herbs are joined by beans, soft fruits and artichokes then squash, strawberry and more … an absolute feast. In later summer dahlias and gladiolus take over the garden in a riot of dazzling colors lasting right through into autumn.

The large native pollinator-friendly perennials that lead down hill using large stone tread as raisers in the sloped bed. The bed has hydrangeas planted at each step and a large grouping of variegated liriope which bloom in October when most of the gardening is fading. As you sit on the flagstone patio and look into the large perennial garden that spans 95 feet, a Sweeping herbaceous borders is filled with hot reds, oranges and gold, pinks and whites; a bumbling fountain which is surrounded from rainbows of perennial and roses to keep the garden in constant motion. A beloved family destination for morning coffee, watching the dogs, vegetable gardening and star gazing.

Peter Atkins and Our Installation teams created and installed this is a year

Inspiration for a timeless home design remodel in New York

A Landscape Property that took two year to plan and one year to install

Tread Stairs leading to the lower lawn area

Master Piece of the Native Perennial Garden on Slope of this Property

Native Perennial Garden on Slope by Peter Atkins and Associates

Why Hire Peter Atkins  with this Background?

  • Landscape Architecture/Designers and Planners
  • Accredited Ornamental Horticulturist
  • Ecological Studies Coordinator and Garden Coach.
  • Accredited Permaculture Certificate from Rhode Island University.
  • North East (NOFA) Organic Land Care Specialist
  • Native Plant Specialist
  • We are a recognized leader with native plant solutions which makes us different as a front runner in quality-oriented design, build and maintenance delivery systems.

Wildflower Gardens


Woodland Settings

Bulbs Power

Window Boxes

Beds and Borders Color

Golden Rain Tree

Yellow Rain Tree

The Golden Raintree Shade Tree is a medium-sized shade tree that produces floral display in June - July.  Chinese lantern seedpods follow in the fall.

Blue hydrangeas with native stone walkway to the house

Hydrangea Garden with fieldstone steps

Our customer Asked to use lots of Hydrangeas, the light was perfect for royal blue.


We understand that our best work is done when we design and build the landscape projects ourselves. To guarantee the garden once installed we must also be responsible for its care. Customers also ask us to maintain an existing garden or have purchased new plants and need the labor to have it installed At Peter Atkins and Associates no job is too big or too small. And our experienced installation teams will ensure your landscape beds are planted correctly and in a timely fashion.

It is our belief that the design and the construction of your landscape should complement one another. The traditional construction process inadvertently separates owners, designers and builders in ways that distract from the original vision for the project. Focusing on a more holistic process, Peter Atkins and Associates offers you greater skill, knowledge, and experience.

Our years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a guarantee.

Vegetable Garden are Custom Project. We Build Garden  based on Eating Needs

Designed, Built and Maintained by Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC


If you’d love to gain some low-stress family time, fresh air and outdoor exercise  along with fresh, tasty food – consider growing a family veggie garden.

My vegetable garden is my haven. After a strenuous week’s work in New York City, I head for my garden at my home in the suburbs. The simple, methodical pleasures of planting, picking, and hoeing are the perfect balm to my city-worn brain. It’s peaceful and quiet here.

The design of the garden is large enough for everyone in the household. The garden is anything but but boring. There are six rectangular beds surrounded by mulched paths and enclosed in a decorative fence to match the other fences on the property. My wife and I have found plenty of opportunities to make the garden beautiful. We have roses, climbing vines, sunflowers and I brag to the buddies at the office about my heirloom tomatoes...

Gardening together can also help the whole family build teamwork skills and provide a bit of education in math, science, nature, nutrition and even art. The biggest step is getting started…so here we go!  Just Call Peter Atkins at (914) 234-0161. Peter teaches vegetable classes at our garden, we have new friends because of this opportunity.

Landscape Vegetable Garden Project

Vegetable Crops Grown By our Clients Children in their Garden

Children Crops from Family Vegetable Garden by Peter Atkins and Associates

2023 Farm To Table.  Do you have 6 hours of sun?

Raised Vegetable Garden System by Peter Atkins and Associates

Peter Atkins

Discussion with Peter at a Garden Talk

Grow your family’s favorites, of course, but try something new and something fun – purple carrots, orange tomatoes! Also pick things that are ready for harvest at different times, to keep interest high and plates full; such as radishes for spring, beans in early summer, zucchini and tomatoes later on and pumpkin for season’s end.

Water is Calming

Tulips in Sunken Garden

Rose Gardens

Artistic Masonry

Vegetable Gardens

Water and Pergola

What Is Ecological Landscapes

“Ecological Landscaping is a method of designing, building, and maintaining landscapes that considers the ecology of a site and creates gardens that enhance the surrounding environment for the benefit of humans and all other life in the ecosystem. When the earth is disturbed during the construction of buildings, homes, driveways, and roadways, the land is forever altered. Although the natural landscape can never be restored completely, with thoughtful attention to the site, ecological landscapers can create outdoor spaces that are practical, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing. Ecological landscaping strives to balance the building site with the natural environment. It draws upon the wisdom of natural systems”.


Upper Westchester, NY

"When you have a landscape design project, it is imperative to hire someone with experience in project management. This is more than landscaping; it is more like construction. Peter Atkins and Associates understands this and will work with you to ensure organization and coordination across the various parties. The way Peter Atkins was able to not only coordinate our project, but to also consistently communicate next steps was amazing. He is a real artist with strong project management skills for which discerning buyers should pay a premium. We have worked with several landscapers. Peter Atkins and Associates is by far the best and we would recommend them for your project, large or small". 

Patio and Native Perennial Garden

Patio and Pollinator Perennial Garden

Choosing the Correct Landscape Service Company


Peter Atkins and Associates began this business with the reality that some properties deserve special attention in how they are maintained. Some properties have lots of beautiful shrubs like azaleas, rhododendrons, boxwoods, flowering trees that require attention with proper pruning. Other properties have perennial gardens that require deadheading, staking, dividing, soil amendments and other landscape gardens require many services from lawn cutting, mulching, cleanups.

The reason we are different is that we selects properties that we wish to maintain with home owners who have invested time and finances into their property and wish to have it maintained by a accredited horticulturist and his team of supervised gardeners.

Top-notch garden care makes the difference between a garden that flourishes in all seasons and one that doesn’t live up to its potential.

Formal boxwoods line the native perennial garden that thrives on pollination

Environmental footprint while supporting birds, butterflies and other living creatures.


Peter Atkins and Associates uses only the highest quality materials and plants to ensure that your landscape will stand the test of time. Our highly trained staff has the horticultural skill and knowledge to create beautiful, timeless and functional landscapes that our clients can appreciate for years to come. We are committed to providing high speed installation, for quick project completion. We specialize in large scale, high-end landscape installation, with comprehensive follow up care during the warranty period and beyond. Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry will personally oversee the entire landscape construction and ongoing organic maintenance process to make sure all details is thoughtfully sourced, every design element is carefully crafted and every problem is dealt with quickly and efficiently to save both time and money. This dynamite team has been working together for over twenty six years.

Redding, CT

Transfering a Typical Landscape To Native

Peter Atkins started letting a portion of his clients lawn go back to nature. Peter planting bushy bluestem, green-headed coneflowers and other native flowering plants. “Asters, goldenrods, boneset and other wildflowers started coming up on their own,” In fall, the plants are covered with pollinators, including monarch butterflies. This property also has become a favorite place for the clients to watch birds, including chipping sparrows and blue grosbeaks. This allows the homeowners to cut back on pesticides, fertilizers, mowing and watering.

Understanding Ecological Relationships

“By studying the inter-relationships between living things, non-living things, and the environment, ecological landscapers can create a landscaped community that will conserve natural resources, preserve biodiversity, and protect the environment. With proper design and implementation, a healthy pattern begins to form with each component in the landscape; people, animals, plants, water, soil, insects, and wildlife, all interacting in a sustainable way”.

“Conservation is an important part of ecological landscaping. The objectives of an ecological landscaper are to reduce water consumption, preserve water quality, prevent soil erosion, protect biodiversity, diminish the use of toxic pesticides, and minimize the use of non-renewable resources. By striving toward these goals, the ecological landscaper can create gardens that are both environmentally responsible and enjoyable to experience”.

Pollinator Garden Perennials, Vegetable and Japanese's Maple.

Artichoke, Boxwoods, Liatris, Iris, Foxglove, Dianthus, Italian Urn. Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC


Mosses are an often-overlooked landscape choice, Especially useful to homeowners with lots of shade. Yet contrary to conventional wisdom, “many mosses tolerate a certain amount of sun.” They’re also good for erosion control and create a natural water-filtration system, slowing down rain as it moves into the groundwater table. And “they are habitat for an array of beneficial insects, spiders, worms and salamanders,” “Birds gather mosses for their nests.” The plants keep their color all year long. Moss does not die back in the winter.

Moss is ideal for places where nothing else grows. It is a nice alternative to turf and is low maintenance, We do not t have to cut it, just weed a little. And it’s pretty,” It is several different shades of green, can be walked on and its a stunning landscape ground cover.

Hardwood  Tree Woodland, Custom Waterfall and Moss Garden Calms the Inner Soul

Rock Garden Steps

Pool Pots welcome Swimmers

John and Jill

"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!"


Established in 1986

Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is the founder an award winning principal designer of Peter Atkins and Associates.

We are a recognized leader with native plant solutions which makes us different as a front runner in quality-oriented design, build and maintenance delivery systems.

"Sometimes my work is simply about keeping a garden in check with regular maintenance visits. Other gardens I visit require development, reshaping and replanting – a light touch that may mean filling gaps in a border or filling and arranging pots to create a different view or have greater impact".

Peter's study of landscape design, and horticulture includes training from the LEED landscape institute, North East Organic Land Care, New York Botanical Gardens, He has also studied at the Millbrook Nature Center & UMass Extension's Green School and countless educational and certificate seminars. Coupled with his gardening passion, superior customer service and enthusiasm to work with all people that love gardening, Peter Atkins has built his business starting his career at Rosedale Nurseries. Inc as a garden center salesman.

Peter Atkins Accomplishments

B.A. Landscape Architecture & Art History

Accredited Organic Specialist

Accredited Horticulturist 

Custom Grounds Management 

Certificate in Permaculture Science

Ecological Studies Coordinator and Garden Coach

Native Plant Specialist

New Canaan Beautification Committee

Mary Ann Henry

Client Development

* Project Management

* Special Events Coordinator

* Holiday Decorator - Outside and Interiors

* Retired Private Pilot (Non Commercial)

"As Client Relations Manager, I consider exceptional communication and quality assurance to be paramount. However small the detail, my goal is to ensure all of our clients are left unconditionally satisfied with their investment in our work.”   

Jean Galle, Landscape Architect, Designer

* Master Gardener Certified

* Certified Horticulturist

* Landscape Architect / Designer

* Auto Cad,

* Free Hand

* Botanical Illustrator

  • Jean graduated 1st in her class at Columbia University’s Master’s of Landscape Design.
  • Shortly after she received a Flower Garden Design certificate from New York Botanical Garden.
  • Jean’s designs match the site, keeping the clients desires in mind with infusions of color, year around interest and a bit of surprise and whimsy. Native plants are used when possible and the environment and pollinators are always concerned. 
  • Peter and I met at the New York Botanical Garden and the rest is history.

Peter Atkins - Commit about Landscape Plans

" Potencial Customer often do not realize how much work a garden designer puts into achieving a final, finished garden. It’s not simply producing a garden plan. Before you get to that point, there is an awful lot of research and redrafting, but really the completion of the garden plan is just the start of the process. Following that, the designer will create mood boards to communicate how the garden will be constructed. On top of that, numerous documents are put together by the designer to give the contractor as much information as possible before going into the build. Peter Atkins remains involved in the process the entire time the client works with us. It’s a very involved role, with a remit that runs far beyond garden plan drawings!


Espaliered Fruit Tree Grows Proudly on  House

Espalaliated Fruit Tree on House


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

Perennial Garden

A friends perennial garden that I was invited to visit. The joe Pye weed and the Heliopsis (yellow) daily are balanced with the old crabapple. A stunning garden. Photo Peter Atkins

Vegetarians Gardens

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

The Power of Pots

New Ginny Inpatients and Banana Leaf Planters high light the grand height of this modern classic in Greenwich, CT

Foundation Hydrangea

Garden with Fountain

Native Garden

Tucker Z.

Upper Westchester County

"SPECTACULAR - Everyone loves the stone work. The entrance to this house now has an updated front door courtyard and walkway with updated foundation planting. This job was complex as there are changing elevations and thus the work was intensive. Roberto and Ludwin worked hard to make this job a beautiful statement. It turned out better than we had envisioned. A huge plus to Peter Atkins who was project leader and Peter was at the job site every day to solve and keep the team focused on on the job deadline".

Job in Pound Ridge in Heart of Deer Population - Before and Job Completed


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"

Hand Digging the Water Fall Base

The Water Fall is Complete with Frogs

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

Pollinator Garden

Slope Garden - Path

Perennials and Annuals

Tulips Garden

Purple Allium

Roses at Entrance

Garden Welcome Bridal Guest to the Party

Northern Westchester County

Mt Top Estate

"Peter Atkins and Associates True artistic craftsmanship, completed with a passion and professionalism that is all too rare with contractors today. You can shop around, but if you are seriously looking for top-quality landscape work look no further than Peter Atkins.

The Pollinator Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden

Summer Garden welcome you home

Summer Annuals Welcome Everyone Home By Peter Atkins and Associates

Perennial Borders with a new flagstone walkway

Foundation Perennials heading the the front door by Peter Atkins and Associates

Redding, CT - Old Fashioned Garden Maintained

Perennial Garden with fountain and terrace by Peter Atkins

The slope with a green corridor to the flowering shrubs

Long Corridor off the back lawn with the slope and flowering shrub border by Peter Atkins

Heather, P

Garden Coach Customer

“We’re enthusiastic beginner gardeners with too little time. Peter Atkins offered great ideas and knowledgeable answers to all of our questions. He gave just the right amount of information to be comprehensive without being overwhelming. Among other things, Peter offered great ideas to simplify our efforts in the vegetable garden and helped de-mystify the best methods of wintering my grandmother prized roses. His knowledge was incredibly helpful, and his genuine encouragement was motivating.”

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Let's talk about your dream yard

Initial consultations are completely free of charge—no strings attached (but cups of coffee graciously accepted). We'll come to your property, listen to your ideas and talk about how we can work together to create your dream landscape.


Tell us about your landscape goals! Are you interested in stonework, a new planting installation, habitat restoration, or maintenance services for a natural-looking landscape? Or maybe all of the above?

Book a FREE Discovery Call (914) 234 -0161 to learn more about how we can create a functional and Beautifully designed space that's uniquely you. 



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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