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With a unique background in horticultural knowledge, Scott integrates the needs of his clients with a garden that reflects its surroundings. He expresses his style by emphasizing the use of flowering perennials and aims to achieve a final product that provides year-round interest. Scott is a professional member of the APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers). He graduated from Pitzer College with a BA in Environmental Studies, and went on to study horticulture at The New York Botanical Garden, with a focus in Ornamental Garden Design. Scott started his career at a boutique landscape design and maintenance company in his hometown in CT. He then served as Head Gardener for two private estates in East Hampton, NY. Scott has experience working with a wide range of landscapes and has worked as a professional gardener since 2008. 



Jessica brings with her a strong passion for plants and for the natural world. She spent several years working at non-profits with missions that focus on garden and agricultural education such as the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. As her interest in horticulture grew, Jessica went on to work at Broadview Gardens in Sagaponack, NY and, most recently, in the historic gardens of Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH. She has studied landscape design at Longwood Gardens, has a Masters in Environmental Education from NYU, and a BA in Environmental Studies from Lehigh University. Jessica is most keenly interested in how people relate to and use their outdoor living space.


Winner of Best Garden Design from NH Home Magazine 

Awarded Bronze for Residential Landscape Design from APLD's Landscape Design Awards


We understand that each project is unique and every outdoor living space should be developed to the clients' needs. In order to accomplish a final product that you will love our process is as follows:

  • Initial site visit

  • Questionnaire regarding personal style preferences

  • Site analysis and field measurements

  • Full scale CAD drawing with plant photo cards

  • Meeting to review concept plan

  • Revisions if needed

  • Follow up meeting with detailed drawings and planting plan

  • Gather estimates

  • Oversee and manage the installation


We work closely with several local companies on the careful installation of our designs. We view each of our projects as a long-term commitment. McDermott Landscape Design does not walk away once a project is completed. We are always available to answer any questions, recommend maintenance tasks, and to help ensure that your garden is flourishing.

McDermott Landscape Design has a primary office in Portsmouth, NH but we design gardens throughout New England and embrace the opportunity to work in different horticultural zones.

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