Starting with an on-site visit to your garden to assess it and understand your goals, Jane can provide you with suggestions and recommendations for a successful redesign. This service includes referrals to a robust network of garden engineers and craftsmen who understand her approach and can realize her vision. Each garden project is custom-tailored to the needs and budget of the client. No garden is too small or inconsequential.
Jane is currently focusing on exquisite garden projects for individual clients providing full-service garden design from initial consultation, project budgeting and timeline through installation.
Simple changes can make a significant impact. Sometimes all a garden needs is the strategic replacement of plants that have lost their oomph and some creative rethinking of areas that are not flourishing to their full potential. Jane also offers the option of working with you on an ongoing basis to manage the development of your garden to preserve or evolve the original vision, taking into account ever-changing environmental factors, personal preferences, and new ideas.
Growing up in the English countryside had a deep influence on Jane’s garden design sensibility. Her approach to garden landscapes can help others appreciate them with new eyes. Jane is available to speak at lectures, symposiums and other engagements in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to share her passion, enthusiasm and experience as a master gardener with audiences old and new.
Jane MacLeish is one of the leading garden makers in the Nation's Capital region.
She brings a profound knowledge of English gardens, 40 years of experience with American gardens and a keen sensibility of the relationship of a garden and its owner to her work.
Through her company, Jane Krumbhaar MacLeish Landscapes, she has designed and constructed some of the most well-known and highly celebrated gardens in the area including Ondine — a new garden at Dumbarton Oaks, Historic Old Town Lee Mansion in Alexandria, and 2 gardens at One Observatory Circle — the Vice President's official residence.
Currently, Jane MacLeish is happy to work with small city gardens in addition to on-site consultations and recommendations with garden owners. She is well known for her ability to restore old gardens and collaborates with a broad network of garden artisans and craftsmen.
Jane is a co-founder of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, launched in 2010 to restore what was originally an important part of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, one of the ten greatest garden landscape designs in the United States.
She currently serves as a member of the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' DC Creates! Public Art Program, established to create a dynamic, vibrant, nurturing community by enabling artists to create art in public venues in the District.
Jane MacLeish is available for lectures and other speaking engagements in and around Washington, D.C.