Our gardens help to define contemplative design. After decades of observation, we believe there is a different and better approach than is generally offered by most landscape designers. We seek to express the truth of the world as whole, beyond labels of style and beyond mere solutions to practical considerations. This does not imply that we forget the needs or concerns of our clients, only that we pursue a different means of meeting them

Contemplative design has three aspects: the physical, the energetic, and the metaphysical. It includes a proper understanding of proportion, a correct use of space, and the integration of light and color in ways that are both pleasing to the eye and comfortable to the soul. We consider the natural flow of the energy of the land, as well as its diverse characteristics of drainage and wind and light patterns. We understand the idea of creating a dynamic balance and harmony within the garden and with its natural surroundings.