Owned and operated by Betsy Sale, Garden Works and Design, LLC is a premiere full-service landscape design and build firm located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Garden Works and Design, LLC caters to clientele throughout the state, including Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, north toward the Washington, D.C. area, west to Charlottesville, south to Richmond and east to the Northern Neck.
Professional Landscape Design | Installation | Project Management | Consultation | Maintenance
I opened Garden Works and Design, LLC in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2002. We concentrate on design/build projects for both residential and commercial clients. Our project sizes range from very small gardens and courtyard designs to large country estates. As a landscape designer, my work is inspired not only by creating beautiful functional outdoor living and playing spaces but also by bringing together my appreciation of nature and horticulture and balancing them with the needs and desires of my clients. I understand that your property is not just your “yard” or “lawn,” but rather an outdoor extension of your home. That being said, I understand the need for the landscape design to be in keeping with your home's architecture, your tastes, living style, and also your family’s needs, desires and budget. I believe good design takes all this into consideration and works with the land in its natural state. Your landscape should be both a beautiful sanctuary and a functional place for you, your family and your friends.
I am involved in the design/build process from initial client meetings to plan conceptualization, through the design project’s installation and final completion. We strive for seamless steps from beginning a design’s concept, to the landscape’s full master plan, then all the way to the project close. I give my clients creative, innovative and sound landscape designs and quality plant installation. We oversee the contractors we work with to make sure their hardscapes, architectural features, pools, water features, and lighting, are masterfully installed as well.
We handle a variety of projects. Most often, we will do everything from start to finish on a turn-key design and installation, but we also work with clients as consultants. We can offer professional design services for those who want to do their own installation. We will manage the entire landscape process or just part. We do a lot of the installation in-house, but also work with a group of qualified contractors.
Site Design and Master Planning
- New construction, renovations, rehabilitation
- Historic garden restoration on antiquated properties
- Pre-construction/design review approval process
- Working drawings and construction documentation
- Permit acquisition
- Phased construction
- Plant and garden installation
- Construction observation and administration
- Post-construction consultation and supervision
A comprehensive design to match the needs of landscape projects with an emphasis on residential renovation, new construction and historic property preservation.
Concept design and design development into a master plan using hand graphics and drawings to include:
- Planting Design
- Custom masonry detailing: natural stone, concrete and pre-cast
- Patios, stairways and approaches, driveways, sidewalks, pedestrian pathways
- Outdoor structures
- Pergolas, arbors, gazebos and summer houses
- BBQs and outdoor kitchens
- Fireplaces and firepits
- Swimming pools and spas
- Lap pools, vanishing edges, and therapy pools
- Custom spas: elevated, recessed
- Renovation of existing structures
- Water features
- Ponds and fountains
- Water sculptures
- Habitat enhancement/themed gardens
- Irrigation systems
- Water conservation
- Preliminary grading and drainage
- Landscape lighting
- Aesthetic enhancement
Design Review and Approval Process
We provide the experience and expertise to present your landscape project to county and city review agencies (as well as the Department of Antique Resources when needed for historic properties) to procure the necessary approvals that can eventually lead to permit acquisition. This includes presentations of rendered plans, color boards and material samples.
During the life of the construction of a landscape project, we are can provide periodic (weekly, bi-monthly or monthly) and timely oversight to each project. Change orders are managed, along with site plan changes or upgrades, plus supplemental submittals.
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