Testimonials

what they are saying...

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With 26 years as a landscape designer and literally hundreds of clients and installations, I would be pleased to provide you several who would be happy to discuss the process and their experience.


"It is a beautiful day and I have just spent the morning in my gorgeous yard. The plants are maturing nicely. I am amazed at how you knew just where to place each one. As you know, it took Jerry and I awhile to decide to move forward with the landscaping project, but now we can't imagine why we didn't do it much sooner. We feel like it is one of the best investments in our home and lifestyle that we have ever made.

The work you did was so professional. The design phase was fun. We felt like you really listened to our ideas, at the same time guided us in the right direction. As a result we think the design reflects our personalities perfectly.

The installation went smoothly, and the quality of the deck construction is excellent. As they say in the construction business any time you can say the project was "on time and within budget" you have a winner.

The few follow up issues, both real and imagined, have been handled eagerly and effectively. We are thrilled and wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your work."
Cathy and Jerry, West Seattle


"We just saw Leanne's initial concepts for our yard, and Steve and I were both blown away. Leanne is a genius! We're very grateful that you told us about her. It's a treat to be working with someone who's not only just a delightful person, but who is gifted in her work." Carolyn and Steven, Capitol Hill (as told to the friend who referred us.)

You listened to our ideas and created a space that we truly enjoy...
Landcaping in Seattle "We spent time in the gardens yesterday, fertilizing and raking. I think about you a lot while playing in our gardens. You listened to our ideas and created a space that we truly enjoy. When we have friends over everyone comments on our landscape. We love it. I wanted to tell you thank you again for the great job you did. I can't wait to spend my warm summer evenings outside enjoying the sounds of the birds and our waterfall." -Ron and Beth, Olympia


"Leanne - Thanks so much! We had a wonderful dinner gathering on Saturday eve. We're thoroughly enjoying our time in the yard. It's relaxing and sunny during the day and absolutely stunning in the evening (the lights are just perfect).

Thanks for everything. We continue to sing your praises every day. And don't you worry; we tell everyone within earshot how wonderful you are!"
Chris and Rebecca, Capitol Hill

Now we know why your customers rave about your services!

"After speaking with several traditional architects about garage design, we finally turned to Leanne Goulding, asking for ideas to incorporate a parking structure into a new garden.

The result is our beautiful garden, which is enhanced by the stunning cedar, glass, and copper covered structure (it's too beautiful to call it a carport) which looks like a greenhouse or outdoor sunroom.

We are not only enduringly pleased with the results, but every step, from initial consultation, to working up of plans, to installation went smoothly and pleasurably.

Leanne brings together the highest standards of workmanship with an impeccable aesthetic sense, an eye for details, and outstanding project management. If only we could convince her to take on interior renovation as well!"
Carolyn, Capitol Hill

"We love our landscaping and enjoyed working with the team you put together. Now we know why your customers rave about your services! Thanks for sharing your expertise." Melissa and Rick, Magnolia

I love it

"I can only say that it was truly worth it! And even better, I had the pleasure of working with you and Tony's boys. I love it and thank you so much." Rene, Queen Anne


"We did want to thank you profusely for our lovely backyard! I know it's been some time since it's been completed, but every day when I look out there and see how beautifully it flows and the balance and variety of plants and flowers, I realize you got it just right. You took our goofy ramblings and turned it into something beyond our expectations - peaceful and lush and just right for us. Whenever I stare out the kitchen window, or wander through the yard, or pull up in the best looking carport in the city (this is rare of course, now that the Carrera has moved in!), I am so glad that we called you. You did a fabulous job! It was money well spent, and we continue to be the envy of our neighbors." Kevin and Carol, West Seattle


"We live in the city with two small children. Our backyard is small, and we have a carport in the back as well. We wanted the space to be very functional for playing, eating meals in nice weather, and for growing our own vegetables, and we also wanted it to be a beautiful, tranquil place to look at, since we can see the yard and carport from many windows in our home. We had just finished a major project on our home that had rendered our old backyard and carport fairly useless (they had become a small garbage heap, in effect). We asked our neighbors, who have a lovely yard and carport, if they would recommend their designer. That's how we found Leanne and Terra Design. We love the work that she did for us! From start to finish, it was and is a great project. Leanne was very professional and reliable, not to mention warm and intuitive. She walked us through all the design options, and she worked with us in choosing everything from plants to lighting fixtures to backyard furniture.

She has a great sense of style, and she also listens well to what others are looking for. The contractors she works with are also extremely reliable -- and speedy! The job was done on time, and it was just what we wanted. Our final carport and backyard are gorgeous, and we constantly get compliments on them. The space is the perfect mix of form and function, and it is a great fit for the amount of space we have as well as for the ways we want to spend time outdoors. Our kids love to be out there all the time now! We are very pleased with our Terra Design backyard and carport, and we'd recommend this experience to anyone."
Maggie and Seth, Capitol Hill




"We live in a house that is over 100 years old. Leanne performed a complete landscaping remodel of our front and back yards, including a beautiful gazebo, that now provides us with much more space than we had ever imagined before. Leanne was very responsive to our questions and needs throughout this enormous process. We especially appreciated how open and honest she was with us. If something came up, she handled it right away with just a phone call or email from us.

We can't believe how beautiful the remodel turned out to be, and we are very happy with the final result. Can't wait to be in our yard this summer! We would recommend Leanne to anyone without reservations."
Andy and Peggy, and Esther, the dog, Queen Anne
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