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Comprehensive Landscape Design

The design process at HGD starts with high-level draft sketches or concept drawings that get refined as the client needs and the site-specific qualities are unearthed. Once we uncover every stone (pun intended!), we create a 3D model that represents what a complete build would look like. Even in the build stages, changes may be made based on site conditions. At HGD we love the challenges and ensure that the final build is exactly what you desire.


A well-thought-out design can literally change your landscape and the way you use your outdoor space. When successful, it will entice people to observe and appreciate nature more, attract local flora and fauna, and draw people outside.


Hardscape is critical to your garden, as it creates structure and the "bones" of your garden. Before planting any garden, we make sure the structure is safe and beautiful. If your garden has good bones, your plantings will shine!


Choosing the right craftsperson is key to achieving impeccable results. They possess the skills and expertise to bring your vision to life.⁣ Quality hardscape stands the test of time, offering beauty and functionality for decades to come. We deliver this quality at HGD time and time again as we work with the best stone masons in the DMV region and have collaborated with them on our projects for over fifteen years.  



Transform your outdoor space with the timeless charm of stone walls. Our expert landscape design will meticulously craft sturdy and aesthetically pleasing stone walls that enhance the natural beauty of your property. Whether you're looking to create a terraced garden, retain soil on sloping terrain, or add a place to sit, our stone walls will add depth and character to your outdoor living area.


With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality craftsmanship, we ensure that your stone walls will stand the test of time, providing both function and elegance to your landscape.



Elevate your outdoor cooking experience with our top-of-the-line grills and outdoor kitchen solutions. As passionate outdoor living enthusiasts, we understand the joy of gathering around a sizzling grill, creating cherished memories with family and friends.


We will work closely with you to design and build a custom outdoor kitchen that perfectly suits your culinary needs and complements your landscape's aesthetics.  With our dedication to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, we'll create an inviting and functional outdoor cooking space where you can savor delicious meals and unforgettable moments in the comfort of your own backyard.

Fire Pits 


How cozy does this fire pit look as an outdoor landscaping feature?  A built-in fire pit makes it easy to entertain year-round and provides a space for gathering. Outdoor fire pits are a fantastic way to draw friends and family outside. We design them to fit your lifestyle and landscape. From rustic to high-end built-in fire pits with custom benches, there are so many possibilities.

Planting Design and Installation 


Transform your outdoor space with our professional planting design and installation services. We carefully design your outdoor spaces with a variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials that are ideally suited to your site conditions. We prefer using native species whenever possible so your garden can provide critical ecological services and is more adaptable and resilient to the changing climate.

Whether you desire a vibrant and lush garden or a serene and minimalist outdoor sanctuary, we will design and execute a plan that complements your vision. Your garden will be a place of beauty that you can enjoy in the years to come.



Elevate the privacy, security, and aesthetics of your property with our custom-designed fences. We understand that a well-crafted fence not only defines boundaries but also serves as an essential design element in your outdoor space. Whether you seek a custom modern fence to a classic wooden picket fence, we can fulfill your needs. Sometimes an enclosure does not have to be a continuous fence, but strategically placed fence panels with accompanying plantings.


From consultation to installation, we focus on the perfect blend of functionality and elegance, ensuring your fence becomes a seamless and attractive addition to your landscape design.

Rooftop Gardens


Transform your rooftop into a breathtaking oasis with our rooftop garden design and installation services. At HGD we specialize in crafting innovative and sustainable rooftop gardens that maximize your outdoor space and offer an escape from the urban hustle. They significantly expand the living space of urban dwellers and in some cases can be used year-round.


Do you need to bring nature to your rooftop deck? Planters, decking, lights, and furniture make all the difference. 

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