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WHEN DESIGNING OUTDOOR PROJECTS, WE FIND IT'S EASIER TO WORK WITH NATURE THAN AGAINST IT. "We merge an ecological perspective with the artistic sensiblity in the design, restoration and management of diverse landscapes and gardens."

We built this Christmas wreath for a client  Christmas party in Fairfield Country. Each year we are hired to do another and they all are original works of art. PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES, LLC
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DECORATING FOR HOLIDAYS

Let us make your holidays sparkle. Sure, you could break out the shaky ladder, clamber up onto your roof and spend a weekend untangling 100 strings of holiday lights. But why? Let us do the work. You sit back with some peppermint cocoa and enjoy the twinkling display. At Peter Atkins and Associates Landscape, we can outline your roof, gingerbread house style, or custom wrap your forest of spruce trees in glittery lights.


We provide everything. We want to be sure you have the highest quality holiday lighting, from bulbs to cords to connectors. If a bulb does blink out, we will be over within 24 hours to take care of it. (We're faster than Rudolph.) When you are ready, we will be there to take it all down and store it for next year. We like showing off a little. 


We would love to hear from you.

Brick house with christmas wreaths
interior holiday decorating by Peter Atkins

  Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry truly acted as partners with me to create an incredible, inviting living space for us. They listened to my likes and dislikes, and gave their honest opinions, which I really appreciated. Their advice to reverse our living room and dining room so that I could have my desired “great big family table” to accommodate gatherings of three generations was the perfect solution. While we stuck with a traditional decor,. This team found ways to add splashes of color, fun fabrics and comfortable seating. I highly recommend them.”   

Home in Greenwich photo taken for holiday party that was approaching. Designed and Installed by Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC.
Holiday Decorations we set  up this staircase in Greenwich, CT. Pine Cones and red balls to tie in with the carpet of the stairs.
Tree holiday lights
hand made decorative wreiath with spruce bows, berry, magnolia, berries and festive hand tied bow. Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC
illuminated crabapple
Norway Spruce with Snow and Lights
Jingle Bell Roping
Mailbox decorated
Greenwich Connecticut home. We used homeowner lights.  We used our own custom roping, bows and  the front door pots  are live with boxwoods and mixed broadleaf shrubs.. This was a silent auction winne
decorated tree
Door way garland by Peter Atkins
Holiday Planter by Peter Atkins
holiday decorating by Peter Atkins
Tree illumination in Greenwich, CT  by Peter Atkins and Associates
Garage Window Box with Variegated Holly Juniper Spruce Hemlock Cranberry and Southern Magnolia. This is a 36 inch black window box. Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC
Custom Pots by Peter Atkins

We are the landscape experts that specialize in interior and exterior landscape design and maintenance for residential properties. Servicing areas from hamlet towns around  Bedford,  NY -  Greenwich, CT  since 2000, we have been consistent in keeping the quality of our work and relationships with our clients at the highest level. The majority of our work comes from clients and referrals.


Our services are complete landscape architectural,  fine garden design, custom masonry and fine garden maintenance. Between November and December our concentration is on decorating for the winter holiday season. Big or small, custom orders are always welcome! Feel free to contact us with any special requests and if you are looking for fresh ideas for your property. Our gardening experts Peter Atkins and team are always happy to assist.  Phone Peter Cell at (914) 234-0161.


This is a spruce Christmas tree that includes the mailbox. Photo credit,  Peter H. Atkins
72 inch single sided holiday wreath decorated with lights, a custom bow and hung at your home or business.  Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC
Peter Atkins and Associates in Greenwich, CT doorway and pots
Un Decorating a house from the holidays

Client

NORTHERN WESTCHESTER

"Peter Atkins and his talented design team completely changed our outdoor living space transforming it from a nearly useless back yard, to a place I can't even describe other than amazing!!  Peter Atkins had a vision and it started with an edible garden, to a perennial garden, stone walls, lawn steps and a new entire driveway entrance complete with an ornamental orchard.   Peter Atkins and Associates responded quickly and came out to quote right away. From start to finish, 100% awesome".

SERVICES PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES OFFERS

LANDSDCAPE PLAN FOR A POOL PROJECT.

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CUSTOM VEGETABLE GARDEN.

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FOUNDATION PLAN.

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IN GROUND VEGETABLE GARDEN ON ESTATE IN GREENWICH, CT

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EDIBLE GARDENING TEAM

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.

Vegetable Garden Behind the Garage in Bedford

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Vegetable Garden to Pam love Scott in North Salem.

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SuburanVegetable Garden -Westchester

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Vegitarian Garden in Pound Ridge - 9 beds.

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Coastal Vegetable Garden in Rye

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Our First Vegetable Garden Built in Greenwich

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Drawing done for Client for Garden.

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Seeds planted in rows to grow.

Garden Bed with Planted Seeds - Proper spacing

Traditional Vegetaboe Garden. We use straw to keep weeds down and not disturb soil beneath with compaction.

OLD FASHIONED VEGETABLE GARDEN

Harvest from our Garden on Day

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Children Garden in Greenwich with Scare Crow from School Project.

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Alice Watering her own garden. She planted sunflowers seeds she started in a dixie cup from school.

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Old World Ground Vegetable Garden.

Traditional Vegetable Garden. Straw is used on the path not to compact  the paths from traffic.  The marigolds help reduce insects activity as a smell that bad insects do not like. Corn, squash, Tomat

Patio Vegetable/Herb Garden with Table and Chairs.

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Vegetable Gardens with New Dawn Roses.

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TESTIMONIALS

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

Peter took care of a very personal garden area of mine and always made it beautiful. He is very flexible with ideas and budgets and continually created just what I wanted. He is very reliable, completely knowledgeable and I feel has a great love for his work. I would recommend Peter highly.Read More

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

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

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

English Boxwoods, Hybrid Tea and Floribunda Roses.

Arched Roses Arbors Welcome Friends to the Garden.

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Hydrangea (white) with lemon lantana that cascades.

EPIC OUTDOOR CONTAIMERS ON REAR PORCH

The theme on this patio was Purple...what do you think ?

PURPLE PETUNIAS WITH SILVER ALYSUM

Collection of small pots that were done for a Minature Horticultural Class in Greenwich, CT brought home to enjoy

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Epic Outdoor Planter and Window Boxes

  • My container gardens are never just a “plant in a pot”. They are thoughtfully orchestrated combinations of plants, textures, color, and form. We select the best plants for your location based upon your vision and our experience. When combined with decorative planters the outcome is eye catching and memorable. All we need is a few minutes of your time to discuss your ideas, colors, style, and container choices. All services are available at top value and all budget limits.



Perennials and Annuals combined: Sedum Autumn Joy, Heaucera, Leocothoe, Salvia and Client Planter. Fall 2020

Holiday Planters in Greenwich

Elephant Ear Planters at Front Door

Elephant Ears Planters

Epic Outdoor Planters by Peter Atkins

Sometimes the Pots must match

Epic Planters by Peter Atkins

Terrace Patio with Pots in Rye

Summer Pots for a Barbecue Party

Summer Pots for a Barbecue Outing

Has anyone scene the Easter Bunny

Has anyone scene the Easter Bunny?

GARDENERS MAINTAINING POTS AT A CLIENT.

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THE FASCINATION OF SEDUMS

(Rock Gardens, Stone Wall Cervi's, Planters and Ground Cover)

Sodium Plant Art...Go for it ... that what we did?

Client

Greenwich, CT

"We have used  Peter Atkins and Associates Landscaping several times on our property...Every time the experience has been outstanding! Every step is pleasant and easy. The design team takes the time to listen to exactly what we are want and provides an excellent plan. When the work gets started, the workers are completely professional, skilled, tidy and efficient. The end result is always beyond our expectations. We will continue to use Peter Atkins and tell anyone who will listen to use them for their landscaping needs".

NATIVE PLANTS THAT NATURE NEEDS TO SURVIVE.

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WHAT ARE POLLINATORS?


  • "Without pollinators, we cannot feed ourselves. Pollinators fertilize the plants in our yards and parks but also on our farms and orchards. Imported European honeybees are the ones we think of most often, but there are over 349 species of bees native to Connecticut and 416 species native to New York, and they play a vital role in pollinating the plants we rely on in our communities. Pollinator populations are in sharp decline because of pesticide use and loss of habitat. Bee populations, both native and honeybees, have seen sharp declines. Monarch butterflies have declined by 94.6% in the last 20 years, according to the US Wildlife Federation. A recent German study shows a 75% decline in all flying insects in the last 25 years.  The threat to pollinators is a threat to us!


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MONARC BUTTERFLY ON MILKWEED PLANT

MONARC BUTTERFLY ON WILK WEED (INDANGERED PLANT  SPECIES)

POLLINATOR PATHEWAY PROJECT

WHAT IS THREATENING OUR POLLINATORS?

• widespread application of pesticides and other chemicals

on lawns and landscaped plantings and in agriculture

• climate changes that lead to lack of larval host plants

• loss of food and shelter sources as natural environments

becoming increasingly fragmented through urbanization and suburbanization



The Pollinator Project

WHAT IS A POLLINATOR PATHWAY?

  • This Pollinator Pathway project is organized by volunteers from town conservation organizations (listed on each town's page) working together to establish pollinator-friendly habitat and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife along a series of continuous corridors.  Most native bees have a range of about 750 meters, so the goal is to connect properties that are no farther apart than that. 




Large Waves of a single Perennial is the best approach.

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Miscanthus Grass in the sunlight off the pool lawn.

Ornamental Grass Garden by Peter Atkins

Blue Salvia, Blue Fescue Grass Garden.

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NATIVE PLANTS INTRO

  • Native plants are a vital component of the ecosystems of the northeast. These ecosystems include plants, animals, insects, fungi, and microbes. When one component of an ecosystem is in decline, the entire ecosystem is threatened. Our native plants provide shelter, food, and breeding sites for our native mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Once abundant throughout the northeast, many native species are now increasingly hard to find in the wild. Loss of habitat due to development, and the explosion in deer population since the 1930s are both major factors in the decline of our native plant species. To some degree, birds and animals have had to turn to alternate sources of food and many populations have declined - some drastically.
  • One of the best things we can do for the health of our entire local environment is to increase the population of native plants, while trying to eliminate invasive species. Each native plant is associated with a particular group of animals which make use of it for food, shelter, or breeding. The best approach is to attempt to establish a diversity of plants which will attract a diversity of wildlife.



Meadow on Property that raises dairy cows in Salt Point, NY (Dutches County)

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Close Up to Meadow

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Wild Flower Meadow in North Salem.

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Blue Stem Grasses in North Salem on Horse Farm

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Meadow Meets Tranquil Pool.

Pool in a meadow setting

CUSTOM POOLS

We specialize in swimming pool designs.  We start with a landscape master plan that integrates your new swimming pool  with the many other aspects of the landscaping, such as: walkaway, patios, walls, plantings, privacy, grading, drainage and outdoor lighting.  Further, we provide exciting ideas to make your swimming pool unique to your property footprint. We work with many high end pool contractors.

Infitite Pool in North Salem, NY. Property

Infinite Pool in North Salem

Pool in the Finger Lakes, NY

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Pool in Chappaqua, NY.

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Ridgefield, CT

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Pool in Armonk, NY.

This pool exists in Upper Westchester County. We maintain the property and yes we planted the plantings but we did not build this pool. Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC

Ponds, Bogs, Streams and fish.

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Are you ready to have a landscape consultation with Peter Atkins?

  • We are pleased to offer a forty five minute face to face no-obligation landscape consultation appointment at your home at absolutely no cost to you. This allows us to understand what you are looking to achieve in your garden, together with the ideas behind your landscaping project and how we can help transform your garden. We then follow this up with a detailed quotation that sets out our methods and the processes we will use, alongside a full breakdown of costs. Additionally, we may highlight these thoughts and ideas with a mood board to show glimpses and inspiration of how your landscape garden could develop.


  • Why not get in touch today so we can talk to you about transforming your garden in  2021.


We would be delighted to help.

Client

NEW CANAAN, CT

"Responsive, Efficient and Loyal Great company. We have Peter Atkins  and his team Selvin and Jose do our Christmas lights every year now. Very professional".

My Mothers Perennial Garden where my career started in Bedford, NY.

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