There isn't a backyard or balcony that James Stephenson can't whip into shape. He tends to veer towards more hardscape design for clients that want a very usable and easily maintained space.
At last Thursday's meetup, James impressed the crowd with images of his recent projects. He likes to use bluestone pavers, railroad ties he's 'picked up along the way,' and bamboo as major elements of design in these large and small spaces. James loves clean lines and the combination of wood, stone and greens...
Brooklyn Backyard Designed and Built by James Stephenson's Artist Garden
James has been landscaping for 17 years and currently owns his own design/build/landscaping company called the Artist Garden. The company does much of its work in Brooklyn and Manhattan, in backyards, and on balconies.
James has also spent time in East Africa, building gardens and writing a book, "Language of the Land," after living with and learning the traditions of a tribe of hunter/gatherers who live in union with nature.