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News & Press

March 2021
Meaghan O’Neill wrote about a JMMDS-designed landscape on the Maine coast in “Set in Stone,” with photographs by Susan Teare, in the March/April 2021 issue of New England Home.
September 2020
JMMDS designers share ideas and tips for elegant path design in “Paths and Walkways” Creating a Journey” by Heather Prince in the September 2020 issue of The Landscape Contractor.
Also in The Landscape Contractor, JMMDS designers recommend their favorite chartreuse plants in “Lighting Up the Landscape with Chartreuse Plants” by Heather Prince.
Jan/Feb 2018
JMMDS’s Japanese-style landscape design for a residence in Edinburgh, Scotland, appeared in “Rear of the Year” by Caroline Ednie, photographed by Angus Bremner, in the January/February 2018 issue of Homes & Interiors Scotland.
March 2017
Regina Cole’s article “Birches and Beyond,” about JMMDS’s landscape design for a residence near Woodstock, Vermont, appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Design New England.
January 2017
Marty Ross wrote about our Home Outside app in “Landscape design: There’s an app for that” in the Kansas City Tribune.
November 2016
Our Cambridge permeable-pavement courtyard design is featured in “Have You Installed a Rain Garden” by Annie Thornton on
October 2016
Upon completion of the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, Julie Moir Messervy is quoted in “VTC Celebrates Vermont’s Emerging Leaders” in Vermont Business Magazine.
August 2016 reports, “2016 FreshTracks Capital Road Pitch riders’ choice winners announced,” with Julie Moir Messervy as the finalist in the Randolph, Vermont, pitch competition.
July 2016
The Toronto Music Garden is featured in March Cullen’s “Great GTA Public Garden Getaways” in the Toronto Star.
In Wellesley Magazine‘s Summer 2016 issue, Julie Moir Messervy reviews A Sense of Place, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger’s book about architect Philip Johnson’s career and legacy.
June 2016
Catherine Smith’s article in Houzz, “8 Lessons to learn from Japanese Courtyard Gardens,” features a JMMDS-designed green wall courtyard in Cambridge, MA.
Rachel Devaney’s article “Plan A Kid’s Nature Garden” in Home Remodeling magazine features photographs of JMMDS’s children’s garden at Hidden Hollow along with Julie Moir Messervy’s advice for creating magical playspaces.
Bottom Line, Inc. published Julie Moir Messervy’s recommendations for hedges in “Living Fences: 10 Beautiful Plants to Create Privacy.”
April 2016
Julie Moir Messervy and Home Outside were among the 20 (selected from over 70) Vermont entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month “Streetwise MBA” program designed to train and guide business leaders in strategic planning.
March 2016
Jamie Gold interviewed Julie Moir Messervy for “The Great Outdoors Gets Even Greater” for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
February 2016
Khara Dizmon interviewed Julie Moir Messervy for “2016 Trends in Garden Design” for Garden Design magazine.
November 2015
New England Home featured “New England Color” by Regina Cole about a pool terrace with many amenities designed by JMMDS for a southern Vermont mountaintop property.
September 2015
Photographer Susan Teare wrote a post called “Through the Lens” for the Fine Homebuilding blog about a JMMDS-designed Vermont dining terrace.
Chicago Tribune writer Barabara Mahaney interviewed Julie for an article called “Our garden foibles: Common mistakes that drive the experts crazy.”
Canadian Gardening magazine featured the Palette app as a “Fresh Pick” for Fall.
August 2015
JMMDS was selected as one of the 100 Stories of the Small Business Revolution and profiled by photojournalist Christina Clusiau, read the story here. This honor was reported by Domenic Poli in the Brattleboro Reformer in “Deluxe Corp. Features JMMDS in Documentary Project.”
Bryan Anthony of Houzz included a JMMDS project in “Photo Flip: 77 Gorgeous Garden Gates.”
Lee Lawrence wrote about Tenshin-en for The Wall Street Journal in “These Japanese Gardens Turn Nature into Man-Made Paradises.
Home Remodeling Magazine mentioned our Home Outside Palette app in its Newswire column in the Summer 2015 issue.
In “A Great Yard–Fast!” Gil Gross of Real Estate Today asked Julie about creating curb appeal in a hurry.
July 2015
The Commonweeder blog features July 11 and July 18 posts about JMMDS’s Home Outside online landscape design service, which blogger Pat Leuchtman tried and enjoyed.
Julie is quoted in New Home Source‘s ” Surveying the Landscape: How to Plan for the Outside Elements of Your New Home” by Felicia Oliver.
June 2015
“Mobile Me: A Landscape Design App That Gets Personal” by Dalilah Arja, Gardenista
Julie’s interview for Real Estate Today Radio, “Dirty Secrets: 9 Things Your Landscape Designer Wishes You Knew,” offers advice for hiring a landscape pro.
“Over the Garden Gate” by James A. Baggett, interview of Julie in Country Gardens Magazine.
JMMDS designer Erica Bowman wrote “In These Shoes: Modish Mamas and Their Sense of Cool” for Southern Vermont Arts & Living magazine.
May 2015
“Garden Designer Visit: A Burst of Color in the Green Mountains” by Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista, featuring Julie’s Vermont garden
“A Daydream Garden” by Justine Guidry, Garden Design (Issue 190), featuring JMMDS’s Cambridge project
Julie is quoted in SNAP architectural magazine’s May/June issue.
April 2015
“Spectacular Retreat Atop Virgin Gorda,” by J. Michael Welton, Ocean Home Magazine
“Renovated Japanese Garden Reopens at MFA” by Jody Feinberg, The Patriot Ledger
March 2015
A JMMDS-designed residential project in Cambridge, MA  is featured in “Woodland Modern” by Courtney Goodrich in Design New Englandmagazine, March/April 2015.
Sommer Poquette shares soil-building tips from Julie Moir Messervy and other experts in “How to Improve Your Garden’s Soil” in Mother Earth News.
“6 Spring Plants You Can’t Kill,” a Yahoo! Makers article by Jessica Harlan, features plant recommendations from Julie and images from Landscaping Ideas That Work.
January 2015
Radio interview: Julie spoke with Gil Gross on Real Estate Today about how to create curb appeal.
February 2015
This article in The Commons Online announced JMMDS‘s involvement in the Saxtons River Park project.
JMMDS’s sustainable Cambridge project was featured in Falon Mihalic’s Houzz article“Soak It Up: How to Manage Stormwater in Your Landscape.”
Julie discusses what she looks forward to most this gardening season in the Early Spring issue of Garden Design magazine.
Julie’s suggestions for hardscaping a backyard can be found in “Backyard Project Boom” by Elizabeth Millard in Interlock Design, Winter 2015 issue.

JMMDS Honors

2020, JMMDS Landscape Architect, Erica Bowman, awarded distinction as a Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional
2015, Pedrick’s Garden at Little Falls Park in Greenville, SC, awarded the President’s Award of Excellence by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
2013 Boston Flower and Garden Show, Best Exhibit Staged by a Non-Profit Organization (with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society)
2013 Designer’s Award of Distinction, Friends of the Sands Point Preserve, Inc. | The Guggenheim Estate
2011 Grand Honor Award, Green Works VNLA, for Inspiration Garden at Shore Country Day School
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Gold Medal for Weezie’s Garden at Elm Bank, 2008
Honor Award from Prairie Gateway Chapter of ASLA for the KCAI East Gate Project, 2008
Association for Professional Landscape Designers, 2006, Award of Distinction
American Horticultural Society, 2005, Great American Gardeners Award for Landscape Design
Boston Parents Paper Award, Best Children’s Outdoor Play Area, 2005, for Weezie’s Garden at Elm Bank
City of Toronto, 2005, Leonardo Da Vinci Award for the Toronto Music Garden
American Horticultural Society, 2005, Great American Gardeners Award for Landscape Design
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Gold Medal, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Exhibit, New England Spring Flower Show