Welcome to Design by Plants - We design and build gardens for people, plants and the planet.

DESIGN BY PLANTS is a Brooklyn based garden design and installation firm passionately building beautiful artisanal gardens and helping our clients better understand plants.

We are committed to enriching your garden experience and creating high value plant environments that provide delight, nutrition, health, comfort, security and support the resilience of productive, urban ecological systems. All of our projects include a strong sustainable design ethic and a commitment to teach you about your plants; their history, their culture, their value, their community and their stewardship needs. 

We use the name, Design by Plants, because we are students of plants. 500 million years of evolutionary intelligence is available for the asking. Plants have created sustainable systems of support that are elegant examples of abundance, efficiency and simplicity. These systems help shape the principles and ideals of our firm's work.  For thousands of years we brought plants into our homes and tended gardens to create environments that nourish us. We make gardens that draw upon this developed wisdom.

We are passionate architects, artists, landscape designers, ethnobotanists, gardeners, coaches and artisans with a mission to help you transform your relationship with the natural world.

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