Ecology + Design

The Best Native & Natural Landscaping Resources in NY & CT

As a mission-based landscape company, we aim to support all players in the natural, native, ecological landscaping realm.  Unfortunately, ecological landscaping is still the minority.  Through collaboration, cross-promotion, referrals and knowledge exchanges, we hope to build this minority industry into the standard for land care and design. As such, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite sustainable landscape players in NY and CT. Leave us a comment if we left anyone out!

Native Plant Nurseries 

NATIVE: A Native Plant Nursery 

Fairfield, CT

NATIVE is a retail plant nursery located in Fairfield, CT that supplies regionally-native trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns and vines. They offer delivery, basic design services and installations. The nursery is the sister company of William Kenny Associates, a well-known ecologically-based landscape architecture firm specializing in wetlands.

Earth Tones Native Plants 

Woodbury, CT

Earth Tones is owned by Lisa and Kyle Turoczi, whose collective education and experience spans from landscape design to resource management, restoration and horticulture. Kyle has an MS in Resource Management & Conservation and Lisa has a degree in Landscape Architecture. They started Earth Tones nursery because sourcing native plants for their design projects was difficult. Read their full story here.

Native Landscaping

Pawling, NY

Native Landscaping is both a garden center for native plants and a design build company, run by Pete Muroski. Native Landscaping has been in business for nearly forty years! Pete is a lifelong environmentalist and outdoorsman, and it’s reflected in is naturalistic, ecological designs. 

Ecological Landscape Design & Maintenance Companies


Westchester, NY

Of course, we love PlanitWild’s mission of rewilding residential and commercial properties to create more habitat and sequester more carbon. We’ve collaborated with co-founder Amanda Bayley before and can vouch for her ecological knowledge and design talent. Amanda has amassed a team of diverse specialists at PLANitWILD and they have already made waves in the design and public outreach realm!

Reflections of Nature

Dutchess County, Columbia County, Northern Westchester County NY and Western Fairfield County, CT

Michael Gulbrandsen, of Reflections by Nature, designs beautiful landscapes that honor the magical connection between humans and nature.  Michael is known for his walking trail designs and use of native plants. Having worked with Michael before, we can attest to his talent and effectiveness as a designer! Learn more 

Hudson Valley Native Landscaping

Hudson Valley, Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Greene and Orange Counties, NY

Hudson Valley Native Landscaping specializes in woodland restoration, invasive species removal, native landscaping and tree care.  They approach everything ecologically and aim to restore local woodland habitats and support pollinators through native landscaping. Started by John Messerschmidt in 2009, they are leaders in ecological landscaping serving Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Greene and Orange counties in New York.

Thanks to all of these entrepreneurs for leading the way in ecological landscaping and responsible land stewardship. It takes a village!

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