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"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.”

Meadow under construction  in Pound Ridge, NY

Our Specialties include...

  • Garden, forest, orchard and shoreline 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/ small space gardens
  • Wildlife/ pollinator-friendly native landscapes
  • Erosion management
  • English, Native, Formal, Rock and Slope gardens
  • Landscape consultation/Advice
  • Public Speaking

Red Twig Dogwood Is Vibrant in First Snow 2023

Perennial Garden Comes Alive with First Frost 2023

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 project.

Perennial Garden with Secret Gazebo for Morning Coffee

Peter Atkins and Associates is Accredited Organic Land Care Business

Established in Organics 2010 .

Why we become Organic Land Care with NOFA.ORG

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.

Our Two dogs that died because of chemicals found in lawn care application until we did something about it

Wildflower Meadow

Native Blue Bells

Annuals Gardens

Custom Window Boxes

Potted Planter by Patio

Maintenance Account

Degrees and Certifications


  • 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.

Golden Rain Tree

Yellow Rain Tree

The Golden Raintree Shade Tree is a medium-sized shade tree that produces a remarkable floral display in June and July, in a cascade of brilliant yellow flowers produced in enormous panicles. The spring yellow flowers of the Golden Raintree are followed by Chinese lantern shaped oriental seedpods.

Blue hydrangeas with native stone walkway to the house

Hydrangea Garden with fieldstone steps

OUR PRINCIPALS

We understand that our best work is done when we design and build the landscape projects ourselves. We usually only design work on jobs that require us to manage and also update. There are exceptions to this rule. Often enough we have clients come to us with an already existing design. They just need planting help. Here at Peter Atkins and Associates no job is too big or too small. And our experienced installation teams will 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.

Crape Myrtles flowering in early Summer

Crap Myrtles on slope planted by Peter Atkins and Associates

Organic Vegetable Garden that feeds family of six - We take care of Everything

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

Vegetable Garden Layout

Tulips in Sunken Garden

Tulips Moms Favorite Colors

Driveway Apron

3 D drawing for job

Summer Annuals at the Beach

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”.

KATHERINE Z

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

CHOOSING THE RIGHT KIND OF LANDSCAPE SERVICE FIRM


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

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

WHY NATURE IS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT ON YOUR PROPERTY

Making your garden welcoming to birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators is good for your plants and good for the pollinators.


From the aesthetically lovely to the downright spooky (bats, we are looking at you!), these creatures are vital to our watershed, food systems, and terrestrial wildlife and are worth as awareness as we can give them.


Did you know that approximately 75% of all flowering plants rely on animal pollinators and over 200,000 species of animal’s function as pollinators? Of those, about 1,000 are hummingbirds, bats, and small mammals. The rest are insects such as beetles, bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, and moths. In fact, you can thank bats next time you drink a margarita—they pollinate the blue agave from which tequila is made and thank bees for helping you get going with your morning “cup of joe.”


Peter Atkins and Associate’s pollinator stewardship program is an added benefit of our company’s organic garden management philosophy, which guarantees that our clients’ gardens thrive as pollinator-friendly, biodiverse ecosystems. Our approaches include using nontoxic pest management products and applications, complementary planting and maintenance strategies, and designs that are not only remarkable for their intrinsic beauty but also welcoming, functional, and value adding.


Our clients tell us that they appreciate the health and well-being this approach offers their families, and we are certain the birds, butterflies, and bees that feast on natural food sources and healthy garden habitats are happy as well.


The proof is in Peter Atkins team approach: our clients’ gardens are beautiful, robustly healthy, sustainably irrigated – water use is improved via organic approaches to soil health – and invasive pests, including mosquitos, and plant disease and pathogens are biologically controlled.


For more than two and half decades, Peter Atkins and Associates have supported healthy plants and trees without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. We believe that the coordinated use of organic techniques and naturally sourced materials can successfully inhibit and/or prevent most all pest, disease and fertility issues in the landscape while supplying a lush, biologically diverse environment for bees, birds, bats, and good bugs to thrive.


The ecology of our area Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the location on the migratory map for Monarch butterflies and hummingbirds means we must take exceptional care to protect pollinators and promote sustainable solutions for all living elements in the garden.


And we will do that by starting in your own backyard.

certified wildlife hapitat logo
Pollator Habitat logo

Yes  Some Plants will thrive on poisonous soil. Do you know what works best?

Driveway Circle Planted within Driveway Circle by Peter Atkins

Did you know that Walnut Tree are Poisonous. Nothing will grow correctly?

Barren Landscape with Poisonous Walnut Tree

STAFF OF PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCITES.,LLC

Established in 1986

Peter Atkins, Landscape Architect, Accredited (NOFA) Organic Specialist and Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH)

Peter is the Founder and award-winning Principle designer of Peter Atkins and Associates. He has over 30 years in design, organic land care with North East Organic (NOFA.org), hardscape construction, Accredited horticulture, Permaculture specialist, sustainability and native garden expertise's . He works daily with his teams and can be found on your property.

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.

OUR MISSION & VALUES

OUR MISSION - At Peter Atkins and Associates, our mission is simple, to offer high-quality, competitively priced residential landscapes and maintenance. We use only premium grade materials to deliver custom design and maintenance services that surpass expectations. We view ourselves as partners with our clients, our employees, our community, and our environment.


OUR VALUES - Back in 2000, Peter Atkins and Associates was created when it was clear that professional trained gardeners who studied horticulture and design were needed on private gardens. We did not write down a list of values to strive for. The values were already in our people.


Please read our review from our clients and trade accounts. Thank you.

Summer Annuals on a Estate in Westchester County, NY

Summer Annuals planted by Peter Atkins and Associates

COLLABORATION

A team that shares ideas and communicates effectively is vital to success. At Peter Atkins you have a loving team behind your project. Each member does not let the other fail. We are experts in our fields. We have built a reputable team over the years with talented landscape designers and install teams capable of executing to our exacting standards. We work together to achieve success and our work is not complete until you are happy.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & GARDEN DESIGN PLANS EXECUTED

LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS

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.


 WHAT TO EXPECT WITH YOUR LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS:

  • The initial one-hour consultation is No charge.
  • There is a design fee and this depends on how much time is necessary to do the layout and write up the proposals.
  • You will be provided with a proposal package.

Once your design is finalized, your place on the  Peter Atkins and Associates  installation schedule is secured with a 50% deposit.


A written warrantee comes with your proposal an Peter Atkins will be your landscape management liaison.

  • If you are interested in design services, please contact us as soon as possible.

Home we offer Fine Garden Care and Upgrades to the landscape

landscape entrance by Peter Atkins and Associates

Clients requested Front Door Setting with Decorative Fence and  Climbing Red Roses

ROSES ARE THE THEME OF THIS FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE BY PETER ATKINS

Christina

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


Formal property we maintain and upgrade with fine garden care

ROUND HILL ROAD LANDSCAPE BY PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES

Pound Ridge, NY

Peter Atkins and Associates

Below is an example of a job that took a year of planning with the client and then when Covid arrived the client asked us to install the job. Lets remind ourselves that our country was in a pandamic, supply houses were closing and labor was disappearing. We remained open and through the strong business partnerships with Peter Atkins and Associates the entire team of our men and women and our trade partners we hit a home run. The job was completed one week prior to the guaranteed completion date.

What to do with this slope for a backyard by Peter Atkins

What to do with this slope for a backyard by Peter Atkins
slope hill we build a retaining wall and patio

Solution use hillside for a garden, fountain, add patio, firepit equals relaxation

Stunning Details for Pollinator Perennial Garden

Stunning Details for Pollinator Perennial Garden by Peter Atkins

Perennials planted on Tread Stairs

Tulips planted on Tread Stairs

Masonry Team Creativity in Pound Ridge

Masonry Wall, Belgium Block and Asphalt

The "Spade" Does all the Hard Work

Washington Hawthorns Prepare to Unload

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".

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

Native Pollinator Garden

Foundation Hydrangea

Garden with Fountain

Native Garden

Why we become Organic Land Care with NOFA.ORG

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 was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer) She 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.

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

LANDSCAPE INSTALLATIONS

Landscape construction can be a challenging process for the homeowner. Having a crew of strangers on your property all day. Being available for decisions as the inevitable problems surface. Dirt everywhere.


But when you work with us, many of those challenges disappear. We’ll hire the construction team that is the perfect fit for your project, including carpenters, metalworkers, masons, arborists, pool and spa installers, and lighting and irrigation specialists. We only work with people we know and trust that are apart of our network of contractors and artisans.


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 eight years.

NEW HOMEOWNERS FROM CALIFORNIA


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"

Clients Home In Northern Westchester - 10 plus years - 2023 Signed

Clients Home In Northern Westchester

Hand Digging the Water Fall Base

The Water Fall is Complete with Frogs

PETER ATKINS WOULD LIKE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ENTIRE PROPERTY SERVICES WITH TOP VALUE

Estate on Shappan Point in Stamford. Full time estate Gardeners

Fine Garden  Care and Design/Installation Collaborate together with One Company

We approach our projects with the idea that landscape design and garden maintenance are two sides of the same coin. A garden is more successful when it is cared for with the design intention in mind. And good design always takes long-term care and sustainability into account.


There is a direct connection between landscape maintenance and landscape design. Strategic garden care is a natural extension of design because the landscape design--the selections of plants, the groupings, and the geometry of the site--set the course for the maintenance to follow. At Peter Atkins, we call this design-conscious approach to all-in-one landscape and garden care - Garden Management.


Besides respect for design, our garden management process is steeped in horticultural expertise. Fine-tuning the landscape by adding color displays or perennial groupings, or by making meticulous adjustments (pruning, cutting back, thinning out, transplanting), is what brings out its greatness. Aside from the aesthetic benefit, skilled plant care promotes good health by letting air and light into the interior of plants, and stimulating growth and longevity.


We are very proud to be an accredited Northeastern Organic Land Care (NOFA) business. An organic approach avoids using toxic chemicals and manufacture products that can harm your children, pets, water supply and mother earth

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

What is detailed Maintenance Services?

We provide comprehensive garden care with weekly visits during the growing season and select winter visits.  Under direction from our Head Horticulturalist, Peter Atkins, our care regimen is tailored to each landscape and can include spring clean-up,  turf care, weeding, care of perennial beds and fall leaf management.  We also offer woody plant care for plants under 14 feet in height which includes pruning and Integrated Pest Management.


  • A Fine Gardener’s singular goal is to vigilantly care for the soil, plants, and design compositions viewed through the lens of a dynamic natural system. This means that we must look at the garden with the eyes of a trainer and a caretaker. Consequently, we ask, “How can we make this perform better, look better, and be healthier?”

Garden Welcome Bridal Guest to the Party

ARE YOU HAVING A PARTY AT YOUR HOME ?

Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic partners and friends, where small talk becomes the stuff of life.


Peter Atkins and Associates is on a mission to bring people together to meet, create, and celebrate. Are you looking for special 40 or 50th birthday party ideas or a milestone Wedding Celebration or your daughter has just announced your garden is the perfect spot. So many occasions in life call for celebrations.


The possibilities for garden social party themes are endless! The date and the season when you are hosting the event can help you choose an appropriate theme but really, it is up to you and whatever your heart desires!


Gardens create some of the best atmospheres for parties, wedding showers, baby showers, and other gatherings. Host a garden social in a peaceful setting surrounded by natural beauty.


A garden party gives you a great excuse to gather with friends and family or your local garden club to gather for a guest lecturer?


Property in North Greenwich, CT

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

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

Organic Lawn Care

Rye, Ny - Summer Garden welcome you home

Summer Annuals Welcome Everyone Home By Peter Atkins and Associates

Perennial Borders Heading to the front Door with a new flagstone walkway

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

Redding, CT - Old Fashioned Garden Maintained by Peter Atkins

Perennial Garden with fountain and terrace by Peter Atkins

WHY A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT?

A maintenance contract provides a solid basis when it comes to putting the agreements into formal writing. Peter Atkins and Associates organizes which tasks should be carried out and you know exactly what you can expect from us. We will also provide a clear financial picture, in line with your personnel budget so that you will not be faced with any unpleasant surprises. Customization and personal contact are paramount. Some advantages listed:


• Appointed Gardeners stay with your property yearly. Supervision with senior horticulturist Peter Atkins who is on the job ever day.

• Always the right maintenance at the right time.

• A professional specialized landscaper with knowledge of your flower, edible, low maintenance and native gardens.

• A personal contact, your trusted landscaper.

• Affordable through fast and planned appointments.


Which maintenance contract should I choose?

Depending on your wishes, there are various options for implementing the maintenance contract. After an introductory meeting, we will create a tailor-made maintenance plan for you with the details of the contract and the frequency of the visits. In short you can choose between a limited and an extensive maintenance contract.


Pruning Hoopis Spruce

man pruning Hoopis spruce

Fine Garden Care

Team Transplanting Garden

Spreading Mulch

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

Proper Pruning of Ornamental Tree Example

Pruning a tree - the correct method

Neglected Pruning of this Apple Tree

Pruned Espaliered Apple Tree

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.”

New Canaan, CT - Flagstone Patio with Organic Lawn

irregular Patio with moss joints and rear organic lawns by Peter Atkins

CUSTOM CREATED VEGETABLE GARDENS SYSTEMS   We design, build, maintain and harvest right to the refrigerator

Accredited North East Organic Land Care (NOFA) Business

We use no chemical - Our vegetable System is completely Organic

With a passion for growing food and deep expertise in the fields of argoecology, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, and the farm to table industry, our edibles gardeners are experts at growing, handling, and harvesting vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

HARVEST TO TABLE VEGETABLE GARDENS


  •  Peter Atkins and Associates provides the joy without the toil. We offer full-service maintenance & harvesting services and garden coaching – essentially whatever it takes to create a beautiful, edible garden for you.
  • Peter Atkins and Associates Harvest to Home is all about relationships. Our staff meets weekly and collaborates to not only meet your expectations but also to exceed them.
  • We also use cutting edge software to keep updated on the needs of our clients and their gardens, provide efficient service, and regular communication. All of this helps to keep our team dynamic and passionate about  providing the absolute best garden experiences for you.

Adirondack Vegetable Garden Fence with Vegetables

Adirondack Vegetable Garden Fence with Vegetables

Our Custom Vegetable Systems

Peter Atkins and Associates  takes care of every step of the installation process so you don’t have to worry. Our goal is to bring your landscape from preparation to complete edible garden in as little time as possible. For gardens 100 square feet or less, we typically complete an install in one day’s time. Our team carefully clears your space, connects to your irrigation system, installs our four key elements and you walk out to a complete edible garden, ready for tending and harvesting.


Northern Westchester Vegetable Garden that feeds a family of five

Vegetable Garden on Property In Greenwich By Peter Atkins and Associates

Laying out Vegetable Garden to be born

Day One - Setup Garden. Raised Vegetable Garden. We design to fit your space, use raised beds because they soil warms up faster, organic plants and complete maintenance and harvesting services. Exclus

Vegetable Garden with Plants Growing

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

Pound Ridge - Large Lattice Fence Around Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Maintenance

The edible garden is a dynamic thing, with many plants growing from seed to harvest in less than 60 or 90 days. While the magic is incredible, the task to care for your changing garden may sometimes feel overwhelming. Peter Atkins and Associates offers weekly -monthly and quarterly maintenance for our gardens as well as personal Garden Coaching. Our tending team pays attention the details of the garden and does the heavy lifting of replacing compost and replanting each new quarter. We do the heavy lifting and let you enjoy the harvests.

Greenwich- Replace Swing  Set with Vegetable Garden

Greenwich - Vegetable Garden Replaces Swing Set

Once a Play Set for the kids turns into vegetable Garden that feeds the kids

North Salem - The old Vegetable Garden

The old vegetable Garden

North Salem - New Vegetable Garden

The new Vegetable Garden by Peter Atkins and Associates

This Vegetable Garden Celebrates 9 years of production and still working as  9/1/2022

Vegetable Gardens are Pollinator Gardens and Support the Pollinator Pathway Project in your Town!

A veggie gardener who is filling her front or backyard with veggie plants, is still attracting valuable pollinators via the little beacons of tomato flowers, squash blossoms, and cucumber blooms.


Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators. Some of these crops require insect pollination to produce a crop, such as pumpkin, squash, zucchini, cucumber. Other vegetable crops which require insect pollination are ‘seed-only’ crops.  The pollination requirements for vegetable species grown for seed vary widely and depend on whether a plant is self-pollinating or requires cross-pollination to facilitate seed set.


By attracting honeybees, native bees, butterflies, moths, and other pollinators, you can help your garden and the environment at the same time!


Bees, as well as the monarch butterfly, are the most common pollinators that show up in headlines, but there are thousands of species of native bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, wasps, flies, beetles, and more that we can support in our gardens.

Bedford, NY - Vegetable Garden

Greenwich, CT - Vegetable Garden

Sara & Jeff, B


"Peter is a great communicator and is excellent to work with. He and his team  not only possesses excellent plant knowledge, but  their recommendations for cutting gardens, vegetable garden and perennial gardens have been spot on. The landscaping is gorgeous, all the plants, trees and shrubs are thriving and perfectly situated. I am now able to entertain and enjoy this space every day. I highly recommend Peter!"

Illustration Vegetable Garden for a Presentation

vegetable garden for a client in Connecticut.  Peter Atkins

JOANNE

"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.”

THE EPIC POTTED CREATIONS FOR WALKWAYS, PATIOS, POOLS, FRONT DOOR AND ANY WERE NEEDING INSTANT VIBRANT COLOR AND SOPHISTICATION. "We work with your colors, style and timing"


Hydrangeas Trees with Yellow Lantana in Planters

Large Urn Hydrangea Planters with Lemon Lantana Cascading the brim of the urns. Peter Atkins and Associates. llc

Emia

Upper Westchester County

We've had the pleasure of working with Peter Atkins and his staff on several occasions over the past 10 years - three patios, an outdoor fireplace and a circular driveway in brown unlock which we must admit is stunning. Peter consistently demonstrated an attention to detail and follow-up throughout the entire project. He is a trusted landscape designer and artisans.

Bedford, NY - Porch Pots

Red Mandeville and Purple Scavola Planters. Peter Atkins and Associates.

Barbara

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."


Pound Ridge, Ny - Summer Pots

Flower Pots Designed and Planted by Peter Atkins and Associates

New Canaan, CT - Summer Pots

Summer Pots with burgundy, rose, lime green By Peter Atkins and Associates

Assorted Pots designed and maintained for our clients

summer pots by Peter Atkins
Fall Theme Pots at the Terrace by Peter Atkins

JOHN L.

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?”    

Outdoor Pots and Window Boxes Come in all Sizes and Shapes for our Clients

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

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 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!"

Urn in the middle of Boxwood Hedge. Antique Planter. Geranium, Purple Verbena and Cascading Geranium. Photo by Peter Atkins (Nursing home)

TESTIMONIALS

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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