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LG Dimensional Range Today
The rural setting and large scale of traditional 'Classic' LGs in our Portfolio (one above) dates from 1700’s English Gardens and the 1800’s in Lower NYS. By 1900, LGs evolved by becoming...

widespread & smaller on neighborhood yards as in Riverdale,NY. From there we provide landscape design services for The Bronx, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley 'Line' Landscape region, and southern New England (N.E.).
  • Period Home Garden HG Landscape Residential
  • Commercial Office Site Planting Plans
  • Canopy Tree Sustainability Campus

Legacy Landscape Gardens

Residential | Home Gardens • Northeast U.S.

NYS Landscape • Hudson Valley • Westchester • Riverdale

The naturalistic design typical of LGs historically is often still the most practical in Lower NYS, particularly for residential properties, because of the region's prevalent:

  • Century+ Trees, Sloped Outcrop Terrain, & Woodlands.
  • Period Homes, including Moderne (involves more lines).
  • Scenic Sites, with Deer Fences now, as in left rollover. Plants most deer-resistant: Trees.
  • Beauty • Sustainability

    LGs and trees rate exceptional in beauty, sustainability, and raising property value, with low ongoing maintenance costs. For ongoing savings, property enjoyment, and aesthetics, -- work with 30-year Portfolio of residential success.

    For Site Plan projects as Landscape Architect subconsultant we deliver thorough analyses, minimized pavement, and impactful site plantings-- on budget and specified to last. Take a moment to fly to a few enduring Portfolio examples.

    Demonstrated in left rollover by Portfolio School Sites, even sites with stringent budgets can posess a strong identity and an immediate 'sense of place’- to welcome users, provide shaded comfort, and be sustainable far into the future.

    SitePlanLandscape | PlantingPlan+

    RLA • CA • LEED AP

    School Site Plan Trees NY
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    Olmsted Sheep

    LGs • Landscape Gardens
    Spatial compositions of Trees, optimized for visual effects.


    21C New LG • Untied Unsheltered   Adaptable Scaleable Streamlined | Street-Smart     Sustainable Sites 2017+

    Portfolio Project sites composed by MVR since 1997 through AE offices integrate big city buildings, frenetic boulevards, line geometry, and sizable parking lots with a maturing plan of canopy trees needed for site approvals and sustainability.

    Notable treescapes resulted from spartan, no-frills design, but knowing suitable species since 1987. Strategies for success:

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  • Effective site-specific massings of robust canopy trees, with imaginative contrasts at key entry points.
  • Groomed existing trees; scenic evergreen screening.
  • Strong connection to building architecture; site structure made legible by trees and resilient low plantings.
  • MVR Record

    1987  Ohio State U. • B.S. in Landscape Horticulture

    1991  Harvard U. • Master in Landscape Architecture

    1992   Landscape Gardener in Westchester • Lower NYS
    1997   Landscape Architect, AE LA practice, NYS • CT
               Residential Portfolio dates from 1987.