Designs by Notestein
Call (352) 372-2107 for an appointment
Garden Designer & Horticultural Advisor
Wouldn't it be great if your yard just took care of itself?
With eye-catching foliage and beautiful flowers year-round? And lots of butterflies,
hummingbirds and songbirds to signal the changing seasons?
For three decades, Jim Notestein has been helping people turn yards into gardens.
In addition to being a co-founder of the Southern Gardening website,
Jim Notestein is widely recognized for his pioneering involvement in organic gardening,
low-maintenance landscaping, xeriscaping, and landscaping with native plants.
Along with a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's in urban planning from the
University of Florida, he draws on a lifetime of creating gardens that are innovative, practical and beautiful.
He also maintains his own nursery so he can provide the highest quality native and appropriate
non-native plants for his garden design clients.
For the average homeowner and small business, a professional garden designer can probably meet their needs
more fully and much more affordably than either a landscape architect or a landscape designer.
A professional garden designer
- helps clients visualize their landscape needs and tastes;
- makes suggestions about all the landscape design elements;
- makes drawings and sketches of the proposed changes;
- develops the plant lists and schedule of work; and
- can even assist the owner with plants and installation.
Whatever your gardening and landscaping needs — from concept development to project implementation —
you can benefit from Jim Notestein's unique talents and encyclopedic knowledge and experience.
You may call him at (352) 372-2107 to discuss your interests and set up an appointment.
Photographs on this page:
top, shell ginger (Alpinia speciosa), with green tree frog; and
bottom, blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora).
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Labyrinths & mazes
Areas of special expertise
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