of beauty and meaning
JMMDS creates, and inspires others to create, exquisite and environmentally sensitive places of beauty and meaning by means of a joyful process.
Projects by JMMDS
“Working with Julie and Jana on an important public memorial garden was one of the most rewarding and pleasurable experiences of my professional career and uniquely uplifting on a personal level. The creative attention they accorded every step of the process assured me of their deep interest in the project and commitment to making it nothing less than a stunning achievement. The acclaim the garden has enjoyed is a tribute to Julie and Jana’s brilliance and to the love they poured into a plain little plot of earth to transform it into an area of deep reflection and peace.”
“Julie approached the design of part of a beloved park in Cambridge with natural clarity and ease. She came up with a plan that is well loved, much used, quite easily maintained, which was the mandate, and continues to be a joy.”
“Julie Moir Messervy is one of the most thoughtful and intellectually engaging garden designers I have worked with over the years. She brings energy, brilliance, originality and cares deeply about a project. She listens well to what you want to achieve in a project or how to solve a problem. What I really like about her is that she is not afraid to offer opinions or ideas for the client to consider to push you into thinking differently about a project or approach to a problem space. The prairie garden Julie designed for us at Myriad Gardens has become one of our more popular planted areas for visitors to discover native plants of our region.”
“Ms. Messervy…sees the world as a garden, be it the vista from a hike in the mountains or the ripples made by a stone skipping across a quiet pond. She talks about the archetypes of gardens and invites gardeners to plumb their memories for the most affecting moments and places, and then to create a garden that elicits those feelings…”Anne Raver, The New York Times
“Just about everyone who was here raved about the landscaping. Everything looked especially nice for the wedding weekend. I cannot thank you enough for all your work to make our property look so lovely. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it will be in the years to come.”