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Our Philosophy

POTTED UP is an “intimate” landscape design firm. From design to installation, we work closely with our clients to create beautiful garden spaces that reflect their sense of style, enhance their enjoyment of the landscape and offer years of joy.

Our one of a kind designs are grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the environment. Each environment, whether in the city or in the country, present opportunities and challenges. Through site analysis, we gain an understanding of the environment which in turn allows us to anticipate potential hurdles found at the site.

For our city clients, opportunities may include transforming a roof terrace into an outdoor room, enhancing a terrace view of the city or extending the growing season by virtue of a warm, southern exposed wall. Challenges often include increasing privacy, minimizing wind, extreme summer and winter climates.

For our clients living in Greater Boston, many of the same opportunities found in the urban environment exist, however on a much larger scale. An ocean view may be enhanced with an alley of trees, or a backyard transformed into an outdoor room with a swimming pool beautifully framed by a flower bed. A living green fence may be appropriate to screen a neighbor for privacy.

POTTED UP has the knowledge and experience to accomplish your landscape goals. We start by first learning about your needs, how you plan to use the garden space, your tolerance of ongoing maintenance and your sense of style. We apply this knowledge to the site analysis and create a truly unique garden oasis.

About Us

POTTED UP was founded by Landscape Designer Ed MacLean, MCLP. Nearly a decade ago, Ed faced the challenges associated with transforming his own roof deck into an urban oasis. Ed quickly realized the limited resources available to the urban gardener and the challenges that faced them and created POTTED UP to meet those needs.

Given Ed’s urban success, he was asked by his clients to assist in transforming their suburban gardens as well. The result has been the creation of suburban landscapes with a distinctive urban flair.

POTTED UP now serves the entire Greater Boston Area as well as Cape Cod. Some of the accolades we have received include:

  • Our affiliations
  • Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professional’s
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers

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