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Gwendolyn Johnson Design | Landscape Design, Woodland walk, Native Plants


Your garden can be a magical place that meets your needs and wishes, whether it's a serene retreat from your busy day or a welcoming site for social gatherings. Creativity and sustainability are two of the driving forces of Gwendolyn's designs. Let Gwendolyn design a beautiful space for you that will enhance your lifestyle while taking good care of our planet.

In smaller spaces, details are most important. Gwendolyn will harmonize textures, colors and materials to create a unique space that meets your personal goals. Large gardens provide opportunities to create distinctive areas for various activities. Some spaces may be designed for active sports, while others may be for reflection and solitude. Some spaces may welcome large gatherings, while others may invite intimate conversations. Developing a design tailored to suit your lifestyle, Gwendolyn uses her imagination and innovation to envision the unique possibilities for your space.


Gwendolyn Johnson, landscape designer and artist

Gwendolyn J. Johnson, ASLA, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) from Temple University. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has recognized her work with an Award of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement and a Student Award of Merit for Planning and Analysis for a Town Center Master Plan for Montgomery Township, NJ. In addition, Gwendolyn was awarded the Elizabeth Clarke Award for Conservation Education from Temple University and is a member of the honor society of Sigma Lambda Alpha.

Gwendolyn has also successfully completed the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plants program at Longwood Gardens and the Tree Tender training from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).

She continues to expand her knowledge of landscape architecture, stormwater management and horticulture by regularly attending symposia, meetings and workshops. Gwendolyn is an active member of ASLA and is currently on the PA-DE ASLA Communications Committee.

For fun, Gwendolyn enjoys international travel, good food and creating fine art with oil paints and pastels.




"Gwen began working with me on my challenging property. On her first site visit she learned that we want to use native plants, we have deer and black walnut trees (which emit a toxin that kills many plants), and our soil is terrible and rocky. Undaunted, Gwen jumped right in there and researched all of the best shrubs, trees and plants for our situation. Gwen came up with two plans for the front and two plans for the back of my property. When Gwen made her presentation to us she had all of the plant lists, photos of the plants and perspective renderings, which made it easy for us to envision what our finished product would look like. She has been a pleasure to work with and she recommended an installer that was equally fabulous."
                                  ~ Anna, Berwyn, PA

"From our very first conversation, I could tell that Gwen thinks of the garden in ways that I had never considered. She created a plan that proves hardy and native plants can be beautiful; it is unique and wonderful and suits my space and me perfectly. I can't wait for it to grow up!"

                                ~ Sarah, Wayne, PA

Gwendolyn Johnson Design | Landscape Design, planting design
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