Compassionate Gardens

Ecological landscape designs in Troy & Albany, NY & the surrounding regions.

"Gardens have deep meaning when they are created and managed to benefit other species....Gardening from a larger-than-human perspective can also be empowering. In this time of climate disruption and mass extinction, gardens are becoming places of activism..."

- Benjamin Vogt, "A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future"

We provide landscape design services in Troy & Albany, NY and the surrounding regions. Our expert designers can create plans for any landscape, whether it be commercial, residential or public land. We take the impact of our designs very seriously and prioritize ecology in every design. All of our designs are carefully thought out with consideration towards the client's needs to create a landscape that you love. Please see our mission page for more information on our ecological design and gardening practices.

How does it work?

Every project is different, but the following is a general step-by-step of the design process:

Initial On-site Consultation
The first step in any project is to contact us and schedule a consultation. This is a preliminary meeting, where we will meet with you to walk the site, discuss your needs and goals, and determine the best course of action. After this meeting we will present you with a general estimate of the project and the cost of our services. From here, you can decide if you would like to proceed.

Site Analysis
Should you choose to proceed with us, we will follow-up with another site visitation. This visit is more in-depth, taking measurements, soil samples, etc.

To the Drafting Table
We will take the information gathered from our visits to put together a few draft concepts and work with you to develop them into the plan you require. During this time, we will be in contact, with one or more physical or virtual meetings.

Hire our team to source your plant material and make your design a reality. We can install your plants and create a maintenance plan for your landscape.

Email us at for an estimate on design services.

Creating the Garden

Our work doesn't stop after we provide a design plan - we can source your plants and install your garden, too. We'll use our years of experience to create a landscape that brings out the best in your property. Contact us today to arrange an on-site consultation or estimate.