CommonGround is dedicated to advancing modern methods and materials in design and construction to create unique, custom landscapes that are sustainable, practical, and most of all beautiful.
We have been creating intelligent garden design in the spirit of sustainability and green building since 2002. By understanding and enhancing the many systems at work in your landscape, we create gardens that stand the test of time. We employ our extensive knowledge and expertise of over 15 years in the landscape through a hands-on, design/build approach.
Whether you simply want to add a few strategically placed plants to your garden, or you require a fully detailed set of design drawings and construction supervision for your new estate, CommonGround provides all the necessary documentation and vision for your project. We also provide garden consultation services for existing landscapes, large or small, by providing direction and guidance in the field for you or your gardener.
Elements of green building found in our landscapes include following the ‘right plant, right place’ mantra, utilizing water-wise plants, edible and medicinal plantings, permeable hardscapes, efficient irrigation systems, rainwater collection and redistribution, groundwater recharge systems, solar access planning, compost tea and other organic fertilizers, etc.
Chris Gilliland, Principal Landscape Architect