Groundworks was founded in 2001 by Carmen DeVito and Alice S. Marcus Krieg to create landscapes which educate, enhance and refine the outdoor experience.
The principals, Carmen DeVito and Alice S. Marcus Krieg, met and worked side by side at The Horticultural Society of New York since 1997. Together, they offer their clients more than 20 years of garden design and project management experience as well as a love of plants, personalized attention and horticultural expertise. In November 2001, they were commissioned to design and install the first of many gardens. The phrase and logo "we dig plants" was developed and gardens began to grow.
Today, Groundworks is a garden design, installation, and maintenance firm that creates outdoor environments for residential and commercial clients on rooftops, terraces and suburban sites. Described as a "pedicure for the garden" by a Westchester N.Y. client, Groundworks designs andmaintains gardens from the Brooklyn Battery to the tranquil shorelines of Westchester county and Connecticut.
Clients include prominent financial entrepreneurs, architects, fashion industry executives, real estate developers, art collectors and poets.
A Groundworks garden unites the client’s sense of history, use of space and contemporary lifestyle with appropriate plants and landscape elements resulting in beautiful and functional outdoor spaces.