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“In spite of the shade, the deer and the soil, you have given me the gift of a beautiful garden, a garden of show quality. My garden is a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you, Helen!”

Marion Kennedy Bernardsville, NJ

“Helen Grundmann creates magical gardens. When I first met Helen, I was so impressed with her knowledge of horticulture and design. I told Helen that I wanted to create two garden rooms: a cottage garden and a Japanese garden. Helen has created a cottage garden that bursts with color. It is filled with peonies, crocosmia, lilies, daisies, phlox, dianthus, lambs ears, and many other plants that flower at different times of the year. And when I walk into my Japanese garden, I am overcome by its serenity and tranquility. There are 13 dwarf grasses and next to them Helen created a stream made out of black stones. As an artist, I am so inspired by my garden rooms!”

Linda Dujack Mountainville, NJ

“Helen has worked with us over the past few years to create gardens for two distinct settings for our home. She conceived traditional, formal gardens near our house, and established woodland gardens with a touch of whimsy in along the stream across the road. Both backdrops are lovely and inviting. Helen has a wonderful vision for color, structure, and texture as well as a vast knowledge of horticulture and native plantings. Her easy-going and pleasant demeanor embedded with her gentle sense of humor make her a pleasure to work with. She has become our friend and someone we trust to design beautiful landscapes that suit the character of our historic home.”

Libby & Nick Devlin, 2013

“Dear Helen, Steve and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful re-landscaping of our front borders. They look so much better, even in the winter and despite everything hurricane Sandy threw at them! We are looking forward to seeing them in ‘full bloom’ this spring. As always you listened to our requests and desires and then developed them beyond our expectations. Your knowledge of the plants (and the deer!) and love for your profession shines through in all our discussions. It has been a real pleasure working with you. Best wishes,”

Lydia and Steve Farrand

“Helen is a meticulous designer and innovative garden planner.  But what is even better is her love of the job.  She cares about your garden, and its surrounding environment, as if it were her own.  She’s a collaborator and partner in planting.  I’ve never had a gardener who paid so much attention to the details…and the results are bloomin’ wonderful!  The best part is Helen is a teacher too and now I know more about my garden then I ever did. My garden has never looked better…it’s a little jewel of a rock garden and a showcase on my block.”

Vanessa Levin, a very satisfied customer, Summit, NJ

“Helen Grundmann has been taking care of and designing our gardens for the past four years.  We have been very pleased with her attention, taste and care.  Her choice of plants, many new to us, and colors have greatly pleased us and our friends.  Our garden has a textured look which is really effective.  We highly recommend her services.”

The Hills, Lebanon, NJ; New York, NY

“We have a unique location where we needed landscaping expertise in many areas. We needed to create privacy, design an entrance garden and a terraced patio garden and also incorporate a meandering stream into the overall design. In addition, the property has many steeply sloped areas to address.  We found Helen’s designs and expertise to be attractive in every one of these areas.  She chose plants for a vast array of changing colors throughout the seasons and was able to incorporate native plants that could withstand the appetites of the deer into a beautiful landscape.  Our children create games along the woodland trails and the garden at our entrance gates has become an attraction for the entire neighborhood.”

The Vuskalns Family, Long Valley, NJ

“Helen Grundmann did a wonderful garden design for our house.  I have a beautiful perennial garden that delivers blooms beginning in the spring and lasting through the fall.  It seems that every week something else provides new enjoyment.  The variety of colors, heights, and fullness is fantastic and we are always receiving compliments.  They are also all deer proof which is very important in my area.  I also have a variety of shrubs and some of them are still pretty in the winter.  The garden also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds which are delightful. I also learned a wealth of information from Helen and you could not meet a nicer person!!”

Barbara Callahan, Frenchtown, NJ

“When I look into the garden that Helen designed for us I feel as if I have gone on vacation.  It has a resort feel to it. It doesn’t feel like a backyard pool.  From every vista I can see something different; it is stunning.  Helen showed great foresight in planting for future growth.  While it looked beautiful from the beginning it has grown in with proper spacing.  I also appreciate that she was available to answer any questions I had along the way.  We couldn’t be happier with the work Helen did for us.”

The Cunninghams, Milford, NJ

“Our backyard was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy – we had always liked it natural – in other words, we are not gardeners but the yard was now a profusion of poison ivy and weeds – lots and lots of both. Helen designed a landscape for us that took into account our lack of expertise and need for worry free and deer resistant plantings. She and her crew are the best. I rearranged my entire studio in order to look with pleasure at what she has accomplished. I really wish I had her talent! I cannot wait to see what each season will bring. Thank you Helen!”

The Aulds , Bound Brook, NJ