Garden & Landscape Designers in Lancaster, PA
Designing a garden is an exciting and rewarding endeavor.
No matter what kind of garden design you are in the market for—patio garden, Japanese garden, swimming pool garden, or even a commercial garden—our proven process delivers results that are customized to your particular needs and which will grow with you through the years.
In order to provide you with honest answers that meet your unique needs, we’ll take an accurate topographic survey to provide the real-world foundation for the planning process. We’ll also keep in mind the community, climate, soils, and environment which frame your home and garden.
Contour lines describe the existing soil elevations and proposed grade changes. With this information, we plan how to move surface water away from your home and control its movement through your property. Where appropriate, we recapture as much of the rainwater as suitable for your garden’s soils.
Our plans show initial sizes of new plants and allowances made for growth, informed by our real-world experience in garden maintenance. This information has tremendous value; rather than throw out your landscape often because of poor planning, you will own a garden that grows in beauty and value with each successive phase.
Would you like to see how the new garden ideas will look from your picture window? For custom gardens, 3-D visualization is the closest thing to a test drive. If you choose this option, you can ‘walk’ through your proposed garden and see each part with striking realism, including lighting changes at different times of day or night. Our 3-D design option allows all of us—client, designer, and crews—to clearly communicate our expectations. Some clients can “see” a proposed change in their home or garden in their minds “eye”. For those who want a more visual representation of the new spaces, this new capability is an affordable confirmation that their investment will be a delight.
We utilize collaboration and exploration in much of the work that we do, always growing to learn more skills as a team and push our designs to the next level.
We build and care for gardens from Philadelphia to Carlisle, serving clients in Lancaster, Hershey, Chester, York, Harrisburg, Montgomery County and, for special projects, as far away as Boston. Our clients enjoy a lifetime of support through skilled maintenance. In fact, we continue to serve our very first clients!
Hanselman team members value and respect our clients property and privacy. We strive to work in a manner that minimizes disruptions and disturbance to your home.
Our garden design process
The Gardener’s Journal
- The Beauty of Autumn“I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the […]
- Garden Care Tips for Early AutumnThe sunny, pleasant days of early autumn are perfect for getting outside to prepare your garden for the […]
- Garden Views in the Gloaming“All gardening is landscape painting.” ~ William Kent (English architect, landscape architect, painter; 1685-1748) This Lancaster County homestead, […]