Best of Philly

Best Landscaper

2021 Best Landscape Designers


No project is too big or too small for the wizards at EcoLandscapes. This organic company employs native plants to help your landscaping contribute to the local ecosystem, whether that’s a small rowhouse patio or a suburban meadow. Read More »


2018 Best Garden Guru

Edwin’s Glorious Gardens Etc.

Twenty-plus years ago, Edwin Peake gave his college side hustle–landscaping on the Main Line–a real go. Today, his team of experts designs, installs and maintains the stunning green spaces at fancy private schools and modest homes alike. Services Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery counties. Read More »

| 215-605-5829 | Website

2014 Best Urban Landscaper

Graceful Gardens

Grace Wicks daughter of restaurateur and environmentalist Judy Wicks grew up in a household with a true love of nature. But that home was in West Philly with no backyard, so her family did all its gardening in pots and planters, a skill she's perfected as the owner of Center City landscaping company Graceful Gardens. Her roof decks, planters, window boxes and backyards are as artful and lush as any country courtyard. Ask her about her edible works she designed the chef's gardens for the Four Seasons. Read More »

| 215-913-7156 | Website

2013 Best Landscaper

EcoGardens LLC

Elevating the ground around your house from Lawn to Statement is an art. Dan Cleary and Steven Shirley are experts in creating outdoor spaces that are as smart as they are beautiful: Edible garden beds put forth bounty year-round, rainwater is stealthily used to your advantage, and native plantings are virtually carefree and attract butterflies. Read More »

409 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA | 610-513-1735 | Website

2012 Best Landscape Designer

Groundswell Design Group

After two consecutive years (2008-2009) on our BOP list, David Fierabend and his merry crew of gardening-obsessed elves return yet again. Pop by Morgan's Pier, Talula's Garden and the outdoor flower installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and you'll understand why. Read More »

P.O. Box 438, Hopewell, NJ | 609-466-8100 | Website

2009 Best Landscaper

Groundswell Design Group

That they'll swing by your place to do a quick spruce-up or plant a few flowers a year after your project was finished "just because" is only one reason to love David Fierabend, John McDowell and their Jersey-based crew, who score our top nod for the second straight year. In their creative hands, your patch of green will receive the same loving care and attention whether you inhabit a petite city plot or a rambling estate. Read More »

P.O. Box 438, Hopewell, NJ | 609-466-8100 | Website