Design for Smaller Back Yards - Terrascapes

Design for Smaller Back Yards

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A beautifully designed back yard gives you the space to enjoy the world outside.¬† Our clients in Jamaica Plain wanted a garden and space to grow food, dine, entertain, and have a small pet run.¬†This small space gave us the opportunity to use the design elements of a indoor room in an outdoor setting. We also installed this design to the client’s specifications on time and on budget.

Panorama Jamaica Plain landscape design

Design Elements

An Outdoor Room

Before and After

If you would like to enjoy this kind of back yard this year, contact us today! Our designers will work with you to choose what’s most important for you in your back yard. Schedule an appointment today and we’ll get started!

Other Back or Side Yard Gardens We’ve Designed


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Our Designers

Susan Opton of Terrascapes Landscape Design Susan Opton, MCH
Owner, Design Director, Horticulturist
Landscape designer and Massachusetts Certified Horticulturalist, Susan Opton is a graduate of The Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and practices private landscape design and consultation for residential and commercial projects nationwide. She is an active member of APLD, MNLA, ELA, NEHLDA, ASLA and is a COGdesign advisory board member. Susan has owned and managed Terrascapes since 2002.
Emma Pritchett
Staff Landscape Architect & Project Manager
Emma has worked as a designer and installation project manager with Terrascapes since 2014. She earned her degree in Landscape Architecture from Penn State University. Emma also is the principle designer for Terrascape’s Container Division. With a keen interest in horticulture, Emma also occasionally crosses over to work in our garden maintenance division. Her personal interests include fishing, graphic design and insects.
Anna Papok
Staff Landscape Designer & Project Manager
Anna has been a landscape designer for Terrascapes since 2013. She earned her degree in architecture and has worked in landscape design for over 15 years. Anna has an art background and is a talented illustrator and sketch artist. In her free time she enjoys gardening, walks, garden tours, and spending time with her family.
Diana Simon, MLCP
Staff Landcape Designer, Project Manager & Garden Educator
Diana works for Terrascapes as a designer and horticulturalist. She has a landscape design degree from the Boston Architectural College and is also a graduate of the Green School. Diana is a certified Master Gardener. Diana’s interests include permaculture design, sustainability, and edible gardens. Her dream is to own her own plant nursery.

About Terrascapes

Terrascapes is an award-winning firm specializing in residential landscape designs that reflect your unique lifestyle and allow you to balance your busy schedule with outdoor enjoyment. Using the elements of design with plants, stone, water, and light, we fashion places to enjoy. Incorporating sustainable garden philosophies, we also offer fine gardening and garden education to residential clients in Boston and surrounding areas including Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Milton, Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Dover, Westwood, Natick and other local suburban cities and towns.

Our Mission

Terrascapes’ mission is to advocate environmentally responsible landscaping and horticultural practices. We believe in developing and managing beautiful and healthy landscapes for people, pets, and wildlife. We also promote conservation and protection of our natural resources while simultaneously striving to create harmony between the man-made and the natural environment.

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Call today for a consultation on creating an outdoor room in your back yard.

Terrascapes Landscape Design
Telephone: 781-449-1788

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