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Our projects are inspired by the site and influenced by our backgrounds in horticulture, garden design, historic preservation and landscape architecture; as well as practical hands on landscape experience. Our well educated team can guide your property through the design, installation and maintenance process as your landscape grows.
Eva joined the Austin Ganim Landscape Design Team in 2008, bringing with her invaluable experience from her work at several prominent landscape architecture firms in both Boston and New York. Her design work ranges from cottage gardens to large residential estates. Eva received both her bachelor’s and masters degrees from Cornell University where she studied, landscape architecture, horticulture, historic preservation and planning. She also interned at the university's botanical garden the Cornell Plantations.
Eva’s design philosophy is based on practical knowledge and years of hands-on horticultural experience. Understanding not only the importance of each individuals landscape expressing the owners aesthetic and personal taste but creating garden rooms that act as an extension of the home. Through the years Eva has developed extensive plant and material palate that has been honed to create enduring landscapes rich in color and texture, complementing the existing natural and architectural elements.
Austin has been working in all aspects of the nursery business for as long as he can remember, growing up amidst the aisles of Ganim’s Garden Center. It was a natural transition for him to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather into the family business, making him the third generation to provide the greater Fairfield area with gardening and landscape services.
Upon receiving his degree in Horticulture from University of Connecticut Austin decided he would expand the garden center’s repertoire to include landscape design and installation services. With the inception of Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC in 2003 Austin’s new endeavour was off the ground and running. Over the course of the year he realized that many home owners did not have the time, knowledge or ability to properly maintain their investments, to better service his customers needs he acquired Lawn Care of Fairfield LLC the following year..
Landscape Maintenance Manager
Michael brings a wealth of experience with property maintenance, plant healthcare and customer service to his position as Maintenance Manager. He focuses on developing custom programs that drive results and service offerings. Prior to joining Austin Ganim Landscape Design, Michael has worked for both commercial landscape and residential design/build firms. Throughout his career, Michael has managed commercial, municipal and residential properties as well as overseeing many of Fairfield’s premier athletic fields. Michael is an accredited Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association member and maintains a Connecticut supervisory license for turf and ornamentals..
Whether it’s a small scale pollinator garden, native meadows or an extensive network of rain gardens our staff thoroughly enjoys when the opportunity arises to design with big picture ideas to help improve our environment.
This waterfront property on Long Island Sound was impacted by hurricanes Irene and Sandy, with erosion threatening the dune that protects its salt marsh. The homeowners choose to explore options to protect the dune, AGLD designed and installed a series of sill walls backed with plantings of native cordgrass, to create a living shoreline, the first of its kind in Connecticut. Additionally the house was elevated to meet the new building codes, and the adjacent landscape was redesigned to respond to this change, incorporating a native coastal meadow on both sides of the cottage. The slightly wild look of the landscape allows it to blend with the naturalized areas throughout site.
AGLD has licensed landscape architects on staff to assist with design of rain gardens, conservation plans and living shorelines, we also provide in house installation services. Several members of our staff members have complete the NOFA Accredited Organic Landcare Professionals program and are available to assist you with maintaining you’re home gardens.
Looking to add color to an entryway or patio, then consider incorporating container gardens.
There isn’t a better way to dress up your porch and patio areas than with container gardening. Our skilled designers can assemble a winning combination of attractive foliage plants and festive annual flowers to create eye catching show pieces. From Spring through Winter, we can create just the right look to match your design style.
If you don’t have containers or planters for you’re space, not to worry, AGLD can assist you in selecting new ones for you’re space. We also offer a bedding annual and spring bulb program for extra color in landscape planting beds.
Our holiday decor services are availble for both interior and exterior spaces.
Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC offers an array of Holiday Décor options for both the interior and exterior of your property. From setting up to take down we can assist with roping, garland, wreaths, swags, mantle pieces, Christmas trees, Winter Containers and more...
Existing exterior containers and planters can be transformed for the winter months with a combination of evergreen boughs and incorporate a combinations of berries, pine cones and colorful twigs. Our relationship with Ganims Garden Center & Florist, LLC allows us to provide our more discerning customers with the option to have freshly made custom made pieces.
Lights, ornaments and bows can be incorporated into many of the products. We also offer artificial greens for spaces where live evergreens may not be allowed due to building codes, or when interior displays will be up for an extended period.