Melissa MacDonald, Landscape Architect is a Boston area design studio that creates beautiful and functional residential landscapes and gardens that our clients love.
As a sole practitioner Registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Melissa enjoys the ability to nurture client contact and quality assurance throughout a project. She maintains established connections with excellent contractors in the Boston area.

In addition to her keen understanding of grading, drainage, construction and design, her foremost love is plants. She enjoys using native plant species in her work and strives to improve a site's existing ecosystem while meeting her client's goals and wishes.

Melissa is a native New Englander with a masters in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She is also a painter whose work is often based on abstracted patterns found in the natural world.
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28 Reviews
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2014

Melissa was engaged to provide a complete landscape plan for a large property in Newton MA in early 2014, The project continued through the Fall of 2015 and consisted of the planting of more than 4,00...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2015

Originally I had used Melissa for some landscape planning but ultimately didn't follow thru with the plans since we weren't sure how our landscape would end up. Sure enough 4 years later we did an add...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2015

I contacted Melissa to help plan privacy borders along our property. She was easy to get in touch with and was flexible in terms of planning meetings. She was thorough in asking what kinds of plants...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2015

Melissa listened thoughtfully to our ideas and wishes, sized up our property carefully and was happy to work with us in the way that suited our needs--making our options clear all along the way. When ...Read More

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