Timeless designs

for the modern home

Susan Hayes Garden Design, LLC is an environmental design firm based in Virginia providing comprehensive design, planning, construction, and renovation services for outdoor living spaces.

Sustainable solutions for living real life well

We take a holistic, ecological approach to design that enhances the natural beauty and function of the earth, combining sustainable function with a refined aesthetic appeal that engages the senses of the persons who interact with this space.

Our clients are homeowners, corporations, institutions, communities, and other stake holders who appreciate distinctive, naturalistic environments that combine function and beauty to meet their unique needs in their outdoor living experience.

We also provide restoration and management services for natural areas and wildlife habitats and sustainable maintenance services for areas we design and install.

Services we provide

Master Planning

Holistic, comprehensive plans which may be implemented over a period of time to achieve a coherent end goal for the entire property.

Large And Small-Scale Planning

We provide consulting and design services to address large and small scale properties that integrate the naturalized environment with the manufactured.

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Conservation planting, rain gardens, infiltration practices, permeable pavements, living walls, green roofs, riparian buffers, reforestation projects


Pet-safe environments, equestrian estates, urban courtyards, historic restorations, urban agriculture, estate properties, moon gardens, herb gardens, landscape structures, pollinator friendly environments

Specialty Activity Spaces

Putting greens, batting cages, bocci courts, wave pools, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, heated pavements, large and small scale gathering/entertaining areas outdoor kitchens, water features.

Services we do not provide

We do not provide landscape installation projects designed by others, lawn maintenance or traditional landscape maintenance.

About Susan

Susan Violet Hayes is an award-winning landscape designer and eco-horticulturist with a solid background in architecture and horticulture. Susan has been graduated from George Washington University, The Catholic University of America, The Corcoran School of Art and NVCC and holds degrees and professional certificates in sustainable landscape design, architecture, stormwater management, horticulture, and fine art.


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