Our Philosophy

Our goal for each project is to fuse aesthetic beauty with ecological function, advancing environmental health and biodiversity, while still creating beautiful and timeless designs. Using native plants preserves the natural heritage of our state, provides food and habitat for important wildlife, and increases the number of active pollinators in our environment. We look at each project as a way to build another wildlife corridor that has the possibility to connect neighborhoods, counties, watersheds, and even states.

Carlton HineS

I'm a gardener, golfer, runner, photographer, horticulturalist, artist, and dad. I have a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Auburn University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Elon University. As a volunteer, I am a certified Master Gardener through Henrico County and The Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension. Associations and Schools with which I am associated include The American Society of Landscape Architects, Auburn University, Elon University, St. Christopher's School, and Virginia Native Plant Society.


Richard Harvey

Richard is passionate about all things gardening, permaculture, and music. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a local band. Originally from Roanoke, VA. he has 10 years of experience supporting landscape designers in the fields of landscaping, design, and garden maintenance.