Before: stockade fence and lawn up to pool edge.  Bluestone, landscape lighting, pernnials

From Cottages To Castles


As a landscape designer/builder since 1992  I have been meeting with people who have concerns about the environment, their home, and the economy. We are in a time of great change and now is the time, more than any other, to take the opportunity to replenish your heart, mind, and soul.

You see, when we think about investing in a property it is really an investment in ourselves. Our emotional bank account is as important as our financial one and it is this emotional one that takes the most withdrawals and fewer deposits. An investment in your property not only replenishes your emotional bank account, but nurtures the planet as well, and in turn feeds the economy.

I believe that in a mindful and balanced manner, while respecting your budget, you can have an organically inspired design that can help you find that respite from the daily grind.

No matter what project I design, from a small garden, walkway, fountain, or patio or a complete transformation, I often hear the same thing from my newly content and relaxed clients; “we should have done this years ago!”

Please take the time to invest in yourself by planning ahead, phasing in your project, and smiling as you inhale a breath of clean air contributed by you and your garden to Mother Nature. It's not what I create but how it makes you feel. What I share is from the heart for the heart. I look forward to meeting with you. Enjoy your day~ Ian  

1992-2011 Design/Build/Owner The English Lady Landscape & Home LLC

2012-2014 Lead Landscape Designer/Creator Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

2014-2016 Design/Build/Owner IJS Designs LLC

2016-2020 Lead Designer/Creator/Project Manager Waterview Landscaping LLC 


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