About Us

About Us

Love What Surrounds You

At Donald Pell Gardens we are driven to share our passion to reveal beauty… We look to nature to inspire remarkable and immersive gardens that evoke the drama of a region’s landscape.

An American Tradition

Our inspiration is derived from the New American Garden style which looks to connect gardens with the greater regional landscape. Our designs mirror Impressionistic examples of the American meadow and Eastern Forest. With great reverence for the wild garden, the American landscape informs our decisions about processes and beauty.

In Partnership With You

In partnering with clients we help them to realize value from a well planned garden utilizing sympathetic design as a way to restore harmony. Our designs consider function and circulation within space to achieve a sensuous experience with a composition that celebrates the evolving seasons.

Timely & Timeless

We create immediate value, engineered through the seamless integration of space, soils and vegetation. External resources are used minimally in plantings by selecting appropriate materials that thrive on the given site. Bold masses of perennials bring powerful seasonal aesthetic along with minimal maintenance. Structural features are integrated and crafted with timeless materials.

Our Services

With over 50 years combined experience, our offerings include landscape design and consultation, garden maintenance and management, agronomy, arboriculture, permaculture, masonry, and carpentry.

The Phoenixville Studio Donald Pell Gardens
The Phoenixville Studio Donald Pell Gardens

We are passionate

about what we do. We want

you to experience it.

Building gardens is about creating a powerful experience of place and time. We’ve experienced the most expressive ideals where nature’s meadows and woodlands meet man’s architectural masterworks. Man and nature a harmonious whole. This is our inspiration.

The importance of placemaking

As children we construct private places from blankets, branches and boxes; we find importance in having our own space – the same type of spaces necessary over one’s life. Places fun to explore; places where we find intimacy and repose; places to bring friends and family, places to laugh, dine, places to welcome and say good-bye. Places of experience.

Models for planting designs come from the bold and powerful landscapes in nature. Simplicity and repetition of the right plants in the right places create harmony, serenity, and embrace change. Trees and shrubs are used to frame and modify views, compress space and seat homes gracefully in a landscape. As in nature, bold and powerful drifts of grasses and 

flowering perennials redefine the grand beauty of nature and what it teaches us. This artful approach to design bridges the gap between those who embrace wildness and those who desire order.

My personal experience began in our family plant nursery where I first noticed the beauty of meadows and woodlands. Later working alongside well respected architects I learned the power of thoughtfully developed places. I hope to inspire others to the excitement that strong architectural spaces combined with dramatic planting can have. Our lifes work is to be productive partners in the community and inspire future generations. It’s truly a great honor to be given opportunities to build beautiful, healthy livable places.

Donald Pell, Owner

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