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The ML List: Top Mountain Landscape Designers 2017



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In mountain communities, it takes a specialist schooled in the nuances of mountain terroir to create landscapes that last, blending in harmony with the countryside.

The editorial team at Mountain Living is pleased to feature our first Top Mountain Landscape Designers list. With recommendations from architects, designers and readers, we’ve compiled a directory of firms creating  scenery with Mother Nature’s stamp of approval—and you’ll see the results in the following pages, listed by state and town. Some firms have more than one location, but we included the specific locale submitted with the nomination. And you’ll see that firms who have been in the pages of ML receive a special designation, listing their most recent project as of May/June 2017. The list is illustrated with some of our favorite images.

COLORADO

ASPEN/SNOWMASS/CARBONDALE:


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Design Workshop 303-623,5186
A successful garden design emerges from an  understanding of a client’s dreams, the opportunities presented by the site, and the relationship between a home and the surrounding landscape. In a mountain setting, the goal is to capture distant views and embrace the expansive landscape, while providing intimate spaces of human scale. —Kurt Culbertson 
See more at: A Dreamy Cabana Makes a Splash in Aspen

Alpine Design and Planning 970-927-2277

Binbilla Landscaping 970-274-2442

Bluegreen 424-258-4767

Daly Property Service 970-927-2430

Escape Garden Design 970-920-3700

DHM Design 970-963-6520, 303-892-5566

BOULDER:

Marpa Landscape 720-470-2920

CRESTED BUTTE:

Keep It Green Landscape and Design 970-275-6947

Mountain Grown Design Works 970-901-0514

Never Summer 970-275-8448

DENVER:

Design Workshop 303-623-5186 

Lifescape 303-831-8310

DURANGO:

Eco-Logical Resources 970-749-0437

LOUISVILLE:

K. Dakin Design 303-604-2988

PARKER:

Western Lands Restoration Services 720-936-9973

TELLURIDE:

Caribou Design Associates 970-708-1232

VAIL/AVON:


Kimberly Gavin

Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, INC.
Vail, CO 970-748-8461
For a Vail home with abundant outdoor living space, Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes created the garden areas on this large patio. The homeowners enjoy cooking and entertaining in the space with its outdoor fireplace that warms up chilly mountain evenings. See more at: Colorado Contemporary

Ceres Plus 970-328-6080

Fieldscape 970-390-6550

Zehren & Associates Architecture 970-949-0257

WINTER PARK:

Terra Firma Landscaping 970-726-1133

IDAHO

KETCHUM/SUN VALLEY:

Ben Young Landscape Architect 208-726-5907

Eggers Associates, PA 208-725 0988

Webb Landscape Inc. 208-788-2066

MONTANA

BILLINGS:

A-1 Landscaping 406-656-1932

Baldwin’s Customized Landscaping 406-446-9866

Coppercreek Landscaping 509-240-1713

Land Design Inc. 406-665-3550

BOZEMAN:


David O. Marlow

Beth MacFawn Landscape Design, INC. ​406-581-3558
This was an exciting project; collaborating with owners, architect, pond company and landscape installer. Designing water features provided opportunities for creating a sense of place, and my favorite was choosing native plants for the challenging high elevation plant design. — Beth MacFawn See more at: Building a Legacy

Blanchford Landscaping Group 406-587-3057

Design.5 Landscape Architecture 406-587-4873

MISSOULA:

Landscape Architecture Studio 406-728-1950

PARADISE VALLEY:

Native Landscapes and Reclamation 406-222-0457  

WHITEFISH/KALISPELL:

Bruce Boody Landscape Architect Inc. 406-862-4755

Terra Designworks 406-270-8054

White Cloud Design 406-863-2828

NEVADA

High Sierra Gardens 775-831-7575

High West Landscape Architects 530-553-4000

UTAH

PARK CITY:

B2 Landscapes 801-455-6836

Berg Landscape Architects 801-723-2000

Bockholt Landscape Architects 801-602-9951

Utah Landscaping 801-910-1913

WASHINGTON

MEAD:

Place Landscape Architecture 509-570-2157

WYOMING

JACKSON HOLE:


Audrey Hall and Ron Johnson

Vendone Landscape Architects 307-733-3062

Site context is important for every project we do and in the case of the “Ranch Redux” project, even more so. Located adjacent to some of the most important spawning habitat for the Snake River cutthroat trout our design required a careful blending of client needs with the sensitive natural resource values that were present. A careful use of water and use of a native plant palette seamlessly blends the home into the native landscape, and both the client and environment came out as winners. This is what we enjoy the most and drives our designs on each project we do. — Jim Verdone See more at: A Ranch Redux in Jackson Hole

Agrostis Inc. 307-413-1883

Hershberger Design 307-739-1001

Mountainscapes 307-734-7512

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