We are experts of unlocking the true potential of an open space. From the creative vision of what the space could become with proper design and installation, to the ongoing maintenance and seasonal accents, Peter Atkins and Associates has the resources and experience to build and maintain the most sophisticated landscapes and gardens.
Regardless of project or property size, each design begins with an on site consultation to fully understand your goals and assess the property's potential. If it feels like a good fit, we then explore stylistic options, plant materials, maintenance requirements, budget, and project timeline. The deliverable of this initial phase is a full-color plan accompanied by photo references, design sketches, sample materials, and an breakdown of project costs.
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.
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“Peter Atkins has been our fine horticultural gardener and landscape designer since 2010. He is by far the most resourceful, knowledgeable, patient, and hard-working person I have hired to work at my home. Because of his design, plant choices, and maintenance work, our house and gardens are spectacular.
I have and will continue to recommend him without hesitation.”
Spending some time considering what you are looking for can help make sure we design something that is right for you. Here are some questions to consider:
What would make me happy to spend time in this place? What do I want to do here? What do I want to see when I come to my home/work/business/place of worship?
What am I looking for? Somewhere to sit and read? A place to entertain friends? A refuge for wildlife? A place to grow my own food? An outdoor kitchen? A place to meditate or pray? A place for clients to have coffee and talk with friends?
What do I love about this place already? What is the best thing about my home, business, school, etc.?
What problems do I have? Can I take care of what I have now? What frustrates me? What isn’t working?
How will I take care of the new garden? Will I take care of things myself? Do I need to hire someone to help?
What am I wiling to spend on my new garden? What can I afford now? What can I afford over the next five years?
What excites me? What do you find beautiful or interesting? Collecting pictures of places that you love can help you see what possibilities are out there, and help me understand your preferences. Feel free to share images and notes with me at PeterAtkinsandAssociates@gmail.com. Thank you.
"I am an interior designer, which makes me particular….very particular. When I bought a mid-century home with its clean contemporary lines, I was perplexed as to how to continue this aesthetic into what was an unkempt wilderness.
I got there with Peter Atkins and Jean Galle , whose discerning knowledge of plants and fabulous sense of design created the perfect contemporary landscape. Not a day goes by that I don’t thoroughly enjoy Peter and Jean's design. The simplicity of the plant selections and their interesting layout, coupled with the beautiful finish details in artistic stone masonry has formed an elegant foreground to the home’s architecture, uniting the house with its site.
A good designer takes whatever the given conditions are and enhances the outcome by unifying a project into an aesthetic whole. Jean and Peter took the home’s contemporary architecture and translated its aesthetic into a complementary (and low-maintenance) landscape. this duo team is truly a treasure to any land owner who wish to have a property transformed into a master piece. They far exceeded me and my husbands expectations."
Peter Atkins wear many hats. From senior designer and lead project manager to managing the working wheel of the business. Peter is a hands on owner and I still love getting my hands into the dirt. With an eye for detail and encyclopedic knowledge of plants, my passion still lies in garden renovation and building native and sophisticated gardens.
Moving plants as they grow or adding seasonal color can be the small tweaks that really make your outdoors exceptional. We build small annual changes into our Garden Services agreements so we can evolve your gardens in a hassle-free way for you.
Seasonal container gardens add color and interest to your outdoor living spaces. They are only as good as the regular care provided to them. They can be changed every year and provide an opportunity for a unique expression.
We also specialize in the installation and maintenance of wildflowers which are popular landscape services. Once established these natural meadows provide natural beauty with relatively little maintenance. They are also appropriate to your natural surroundings. All of our native, perennial and annual garden support the Pollinator Pathway projects that helps provide food, shelter and nesting for birds, insects and mammals.
Pound Ridge, NY
Two Golden Lab's
"We were extremely pleased with the plan that Peter and Jean provided for our property. I appreciated this dynamic team approach and we appreciate the countless Saturday morning Peter spent with us to make certain we loved the entire garden.
Peter was right there making sure that every plant and tree was placed correctly on installation day. Peter and his entire team have been maintaining our home now three years and our property is the talk of the neighborhood. "
Very often, we find that our clients are not necessarily looking to have a completely new garden or landscaping design. Sometimes, the simplicity of a well thought out planting scheme is all it takes to rejuvenate and enhance areas in the existing garden that they have. This is where we can offer our soft landscaping only services.
Our soft landscaping services focus on enhancing areas through beautiful, statement planting. Our team of horticulturists use their extensive planting knowledge to design and map out exactly what planting will accentuate the areas of the garden that need rejuvenation.
Lower Fairfield County
"Peter Atkins has been our gardener and landscape designer since 2010. He is by far the most resourceful, knowledgeable, patient, and hard-working person I have hired to work at my home. Because of his design, plant choices, and maintenance work, our house and gardens are spectacular. I have and will continue to recommend him without hesitation.”
As ecological designers, our focus is to work with nature, not against it. Nurturing balanced ecosystems in our gardens can lessen or eliminate the need to use harmful herbicides, pesticides and excessive amounts of water. Fostering biodiverse habitats invites beneficial insects, which keep garden ‘pests’ in check. By integrating nature into our built environment, we can render landscapes that, over time, require fewer external inputs to thrive.
Cos Cob, CT
“I really enjoyed the process of collaborating with Peter Atkins and Jean Galle. The whole process was about sharing a great idea, great information, and design responsibilities. Their professional attitude and capabilities really helped us resolve many urgent and difficult issues. More importantly, the sharing of the process made the collaboration very enjoyable and inspiring. During the construction process, no matter what the material selection or the design details, decisions were all very site specific and practical. Peter Atkins was with us from the initial meeting and was with us every day the job was built. I have every reason to believe that Peter Atkins and Associates could turn beautiful ideas into wonderfully built projects.”
North Stamford, CT
"We had a wonderful experience. Peter helped us design what was needed, gave excellent advice about materials. He kept costs down by using materials we had on hand for part of the job. His crew was great! In the end, he did more than he had contracted but gave a top value invoice when all the work was completed. The result is beautiful, rugged, durable. I recommend Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry".
We have a passion for plants.
Transplanting Trees/Shrub. Planting Container Plantings