Dave attended Hampden-Sydney College and George Mason University and is the Senior Vice President of Meadows Farms Landscape Dept. He has more than 30 years experience building and designing landscapes with numerous garden design awards to his credit. Dave's home landscape is a one acre experimental garden where he tests plant introductions, hardscape materials, and other landscape features to determine their worthiness for Meadows Farms' clients. The garden is virtually an arboretum with many unique plants, six garden ponds, and an assortment of patios, paths, and walls.
The experience maintaining such a large and diverse landscape gives insight that Dave utilizes to create gardens that please the eye and age gracefully. The success of any landscape project is achieved by listening to you, questioning your short and long-term needs, then applying proven design principles to meet these criteria.
With responsibility for more than two hundred Landscape Department employees Dave is limited to a handful of projects each year.
Notes from Dave's garden
I use the landscaping at my home to fulfill my passion for collecting plants and to experiment with new introductions before they are available to the public. When discussing plants with people I frequently find myself saying "I have one of those" and describing the attributes of the plant. In addition to plants, the garden has six ponds and a variety of walks and patios. I installed my first pond more than a year prior to Meadows Farms first pond installation almost twenty years ago so that I could experience and solve problems and not experiment with paying customers.
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