Welcome to Federal Twist Design

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This is a garden before it became a garden ...

... a clearing in the woods, sunlight streaming down through the mist, illuminating the forest behind. The starting point is always sense of place. What opportunities, what benefits does your site offer? What is its potential? How does it make you feel?

This is where I start.

Do you live in a home with acres of land, or a townhouse or in a development with hundreds of homes? You can find your own sense of place in your personal motivations and preferences, in exploring why you want a garden, always keeping in mind what is appropriate to your local environment.

To see some examples of my work, click on the Galleries in the menu above -- and scroll through galleries illustrating Garden Structure, Garden Plantings, and a Formal Urban Garden -- or click on other menu choices for more information.