We design landscapes that get
people back into nature.
We are subscribers and practitioners of the Come Alive Outside Movement, which inspires and creates the awareness, intention and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside.
Our company is built on the philosophy that people need to spend less time on their devices and more time doing things outside together. We work with you to create outdoor spaces that connect your family to nature in a meaningful way. Want your kids to get outside to kick a ball around, or have an area perfect their swing? Great, we’ll build it for you. Think they need a tree-house? We got it. Outdoor dining space for your relatives (and dogs) to have summer dinners together? Not a problem.
We involve your family at every stage of our process so that you get a tailor-made landscape that becomes the heart of your home. We also love teaching kids all about sustainability and we’ll happily show them how to take care of the plants and shrubs that we plant in your yard.
Waban Common Community Project, Newton, MA
Land Design Associates had the honor of coordinating with the Waban Area Council to create the Waban Common as part of Newton, MA’s “Adopt a Space” program. Our team worked alongside the Newton community to transform two defunct traffic islands into a beautiful green space now enjoyed by all. The lush park is now perfect for anything from a family picnic to throwing the frisbee around with friends.
Check out how this project came about and how it exemplifies our commitment to Come Alive Outside.
“My love for landscape design was sparked growing up when I would help my dad with his colorful flower gardens, unique shrubs, trees and his lawn, which he took immense pride in. While traveling in Europe and Japan, I became fascinated with how trees, plants, masonry, water and space could be combined to make unique, special places with their own “personalities” that impacted people deeply and made them feel great.
I learned the landscape construction trade from an old Italian stone mason, Ricardo. I took courses in landscape design, plant identification and site engineering at Radcliffe University— where all my designs were hand-drawn and hand-colored. As I installed more and more gardens, more and more people asked me to help design their yards. So I expanded the company, hiring hard-working, nice people who I could tell had the same innate drive to create things as I do. I’m so proud of the team we have, the work we do and the increased quality of life we’ve been able to bring to both our clients’ and our employees’ families.”
Jim is a Mass. Certified Landscape Professional and a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
James Egan, MCLP – Founder of Land
Design Associates, Avid Cyclist,
Proud Dad of 3.
Good people working for good people
Meet our team of experienced craftsmen, who love spending time
outside with their families just as much as you do.
Our projects have been featured on
Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP) #1-350 | OSHA Safety Certified | International Concrete
Paver Institute Certified | Registered Nightscaping Designer/Installer | National Segmented Retaining Walls
Association Certified | Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts Member
We are fully insured.