Natural Landscape Design Albany NY

We are still seeing clients with proper Social Distancing precautions in place when we visit the outside of your home.

Our plans can be delivered by an email and our plant portfolios are now cloud based, accessed by an email link. Presentation meetings after your design is complete can be done by phone, Facetime/Telemeeting, or email.

Please take the time to review our Landscape Consulting services and see how unique We are.

John and Laura Kelly

Land Design, Inc. is a landscape consulting and design company based in Rensselaer county serving all of Albany’s Capital District.  John and Laura Kelly have owned and operated Land Design, Inc. since 2003.  Together they have over 30 years of landscape and interior design experience.  Let us collaborate with you to create a garden to look at,  a sanctuary to be in, a yard to enjoy with your family.  From simple plantings to multi-year master plans, we’re here to help.

What kind of  Design Help Do You Need ?

I think I just need a consultation for a few hours
I need a drawn plan for a hardscape or larger project
i need a landscape plan and help implementing it

What we do is more similar to a landscape architect’s role rather than a contractor’s or builder’s.  Clients pay us for our time and expertise in helping them create their outdoor spaces, whether it is a simple perennial border 2 hour consultation or a multi-year hardscape master plan installation.

In turn we are your advocates and provide objective, realistic advice fine tuned for your budget and goals.  Since you are paying us for our time we can take that time and create something special and unique to your home or business.

  • Planting the project yourself?  We’ll provide you with all of the information you’ll need to purchase and install your project.
  • Do you need a detailed landscape master plan that lays out your entire property in realistic phases, step by step?  You’ll be able to obtain multiple quotes with our scaled plans and plant lists.
  • Would you like a single point of contact from initial brainstorming through complete project installation?  We can manage your project, using our short list of master contractors in all disciplines.

We can provide scaled CAD drawings, plant portfolios, 3D software models, project phasing timelines, and any other relevant information required for your particular project.

We are members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers , Ecological Landscape Alliance  , and WildOnes.org.  We help our clients create more sustainable landscapes by:

  • Reducing emissions and costs of pruning and watering by using the right plant in the right place.
  • Using native or plants where possible; they consume fewer resources and provide more consistent food and shelter for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
  • Partnering with several native plant nurseries to provide native perennials that typically can’t be found for landscape use.
  • Planning our outdoor spaces in advance to save time and money that can be used for the greater good of the community.  Building higher quality hardscape outdoor elements that will last and won’t clog our landfills prematurely.

Please use our contact form to get in touch. We‘ll discuss if our services are a fit for your project and, if we have a client slot available, away we go!



Please contact us by email using the quick contact form.

We do not have office staff and we cannot return phone calls for new inquiries due to our work load.

Thank you for understanding!



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