Landscape design & build for Greenwich

Yardzen designs everywhere in the U.S. and the Greenwich area is one of our favorites. One of the jewels of Connecticut’s Gold Coast, Greenwich boasts stunning homes, expansive properties, charming New England character, and a gorgeous natural landscape.

Greenwich front yard with driveway

While the downtown offers a chance to stroll through streets lined with historic buildings and upscale shops, homes in Greenwich are worlds unto themselves. Privacy is prized, with hedges and large lawns buffering houses from streets. Homes are grand and traditional, and landscapes follow suit, commonly evoking an English Colonial style to amplify historic character.


With golden falls and cold, snowy winters, designed and natural landscapes offer dramatic and dynamic scenery. Pleasant springs and hot, humid summers are abundantly green, and beckon residents to enjoy the outdoors – just make sure you have some shelter from summer sun and thunderstorms.

Design & Build

Whatever your landscape vision may be, Yardzen is ready to make it a reality, working with you to craft a landscape design that achieves the look, feel, and function you are dreaming of, then connecting you with a vetted contractor from Yardzen’s Pro Network to get your design built.



How Yardzen Works

Simple and thorough online process

Take a style quiz, share videos and photos of your existing outdoor space, and learn about the costs in our Yard Builder™ tool. Our design team will help you at every step of the process.


The easiest path to a final design you’ll love

Review your first design in our online Feedback Studio. You’ll be able to share feedback before we start incorporating your changes. A live design review call is also available to help get your project ready for installation.


Built by someone you (and Yardzen) trusts

We’ll translate your 3D design concepts into a detailed CAD plan that’s ready to install. Next, we’ll connect you to a vetted, Greenwich area landscape contractor who can bring your dream yard to life.


Custom designs for your unique outdoor space

We've built a database of plants, trees, and groundcovers that match to Greenwich’s planting zones, sun/shade/water requirements, aesthetic, and essential features like native plants. Using satellite and aerial imagery, coupled with your photo, video, and factoring in your details, we can create the outdoor space of your dreams.



Take our YardBuilder quiz to find out.

1. Tell us about your unique outdoor space

2. Answer a few questions about your dream yard

3. Get a personalized design package recommendation


Bridgeport outdoor living design with plants


What are popular design styles in Greenwich?

Greenwich landscapes are overwhelmingly traditional, calling upon classic elements of the English Colonial style, including hedges, symmetrical evergreen accents, and, importantly, large lawns. Flowers are presented with restraint – large blocks of white are more common than mixed displays of bolder color. Green is the overwhelming color. Elements of the natural landscape mingle with designed features – regional maples, birches, oaks, and other trees make for excellent specimens.

What are some favorite plant species in Greenwich?

Evergreen hedges are a staple in Greenwich landscapes – low hedges near the home as a part of foundation planting, tall hedges around the perimeter to ensure privacy. Boxwoods are the classic low option, but hollies, including the native Ilex glabra, are popular choices as well.

Maples grow abundantly in Connecticut, Greenwich included, and make for fabulous specimen trees that link designed landscapes to the regional plant community.

Hemerocallis is a classic floral selection, though the eastern purple coneflower, blue-stemmed goldenrod, and New England aster are all excellent native alternatives.

What factors do I need to pay attention to with Greenwich landscapes?

Climate tolerance is the primary concern when selecting plants for a Greenwich landscape – plants must be able to tolerate the significant swing from summer heat and humidity to winter chill and snow. Deciduous and herbaceous plants will be common within these conditions.

Plants that tolerate seaside conditions are an added bonus when working on properties near the Long Island Sound.

Don’t forget to consider winter interest. Look for plants that bloom late in the fall and early in the spring, incorporate trees and shrubs with colorful or architectural branches, and be considerate with placement of evergreens such that they can command the scene when other plants are in winter dormancy.

When should I get started on my landscape project?

Now! Any time of year is great to begin work on a landscape project.

Utilizing the winter to work through the design phase sets you up to get on contractors’ books early in the build season, so you can have your design installed and ready to enjoy in time for summer.

Greenwich in-ground pool design with plants

Highly suggest Yardzen. The online process made everything super easy and efficient. Thank you to the entire Yardzen team.

Shannon M., Yardzen client

Yardzen creates local landscape designs in and around:

Bethel, Brookfield, Bridgeport, Cos Cob, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown, Hawleyville, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Redding, Redding Center, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Sherman, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

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