Mark’s first recognition was his first place award in Historic Windsor’s
2007 Summer Garden Contest in Vermont.
A number of Mark’s gardens have been featured in the South End Garden Tour, and included on the celebrated Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Tour.
This garden has been included in the recent book publication of
The Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill: Creating Green Spaces in Urban Places.
Featured below is a gallery of this garden.
Most recently, one of Mark's roof decks located in Boston's Back Bay has been included in the March/April issue of New England Magazine.
The link to the entire article is may be found HERE.
I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted. I describe it to Mark, he helped me refine it, and then he created it. It looked better than I had imagined. And, by understanding the light, soil, and urban growing conditions in the South End, Mark was able to choose a variety of plants that would stay healthy. Each year, with minimal care, the garden looks better than the year before.
—Richard W., South End
Mark has "adopted" our property - treating it like his own and making sure that it is always beautiful year-round. We always know that everything he does will be done professionally, on time, cost effectively and will exceed expectations. We would highly recommend Mark without reservation.
—Gary and Joan E., South End
Come spring time, our front yard earns its share of admirers thanks to annual landscaping work by Mark. In the last couple of years he has transformed what was once a generic looking front yard into a striking, multi-layered garden, replacing most of our lawn with native perennials and rich mix of flowering plants. As a photographer and designer, I truly appreciate Mark's skill in being able to translate his extensive knowledge of local plant species into vibrant patches of urban landscapes heightened by thoughtful compositions in colors and textures
—Ganesh R., Jamaica Plain
I had no idea what to do or how to manage the small spaces given to me after moving from the country to the city. Mark simply shows you what you can have, how things might look beyond what you have seen or imagined, and makes it happen. I had greenery draping over walls, dripping color, and all within my requests and in a way that captured urban landscape. His follow-up is consistent, without fanfare, always available, and creative.
—Yvonne H., South End
My husband and I live in Cambridge, and we have a lovely roof deck that we enjoy tremendously. We have used Mark to landscape our deck for the past two years, and we have been extremely pleased with his work and his creative suggestions. Our deck has looked absolutely beautiful these past two summers, and our guests always comment on the lovely flowers and color schemes. Mark has a wonderful approach to color and design. He always listens to his client's ideas and takes into account their preferences. Most importantly, as an experienced gardener, he knows what plantings will thrive, given the sunlight in a particular location (i.e., our deck has very bright sun all day, and many plants would not survive). His technical expertise allows him to suggest the best plants for the setting. In one rare case, a plant was not doing well, and Mark promptly came to replace it at no charge.
Each season, Mark has new ideas and offers suggestions. He comes early in the spring to install the plantings, and the flowers last through October. He carefully and thoughtfully chooses each planting, making sure they are healthy. He even helped to arrange for daily watering during the summer when we were on vacation. In addition, to make the deck look festive for the holidays, Mark brought planters of greens/red berries from Vermont. They look lovely, and last throughout the winter.
Mark is very timely and dependable. He always returns my e-mails and phone calls promptly. He schedules the installation at a time convenient for us, coordinates with our concierge on getting his supplies into the building with no mess, and sweeps up neatly and never leaves a trace of dirt behind! All in all, he is a delight to work with.
I would recommend Mark highly and without reservation.
—Cindy B., Cambridge
Mark is attentive to every detail associated with your garden! From your first meeting where he listens to your goals for the project and your level of garden knowledge and care, to the installation of your garden and final touches, Mark designs a plan suited to your needs. He ensures you know the proper care and watering for your garden. Throughout the whole process, Mark strives to meet your expectations and he exceeded ours!
—Scott and Kristin D., Dorchester