Balmori Associates833 Washington St., nr. Little W. 12th St.; 212-431-9191; balmori.com
These dynamic landscape and urban designers created the much-ballyhooed roof garden at 684 Broadway and are currently in the process of giving Gansevoort Plaza in the meatpacking district a complete makeover, using various recycled industrial materials to blur the boundaries between built and natural environments. (ecofriendly)
Brook Landscape1523 Dean St., nr. Albany Ave., Crown Heights; 718-797-2937; brooklandscape.com
Brook Klausing seems to possess an innate sense of the connection between environment and emotions. Using classic materials and traditional design as his foundation, he creates vibrant outdoor spaces that incorporate elements of traditional English and Japanese gardens, as well as the more contemporary feel of planter beds intermixed with pots of various shapes and sizes.
Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architect Design200 Park Ave. S., at 17th St., Ste. 1200; 212-473-0620; hollanderdesign.com
Hollander creates lush outdoor spaces tailored to the client’s needs, from classic country to urban contemporary.
Future Green Studio92 3rd St., nr. Hoyt St., Carroll Gardens; 718-855-8995; futuregreenstudio.com
These urban-landscape designers enjoy adding pops of color to the gray, concrete jungle, such as their cool, geometric roofscape design on the Carroll Street MTA Plaza. (ecofriendly)
Gunn Landscape Architecture38 W. 32nd St., nr. Broadway, Ste. 604; 212-988-7065; gunnlandscapes.com
Alec Gunn designs gardens and outdoor spaces that offer a sense of peaceful retreat coupled with expert functionality. A collaborative approach has yielded designs for chef’s-grade grilling facilities and outdoor dining rooms—even a rooftop basketball court. With an ethic of sustainability, they source local building materials and emphasize native and diverse plants. (ecofriendly)
Justine Heilner Landscape41 Broome St., nr. Humboldt St., Greenpoint; 646-784-6908; justineheilner.com
Upkeep of lush landscapes requires an astute understanding of horticulture, so Justine Heilner works with the particulars of your home’s environment to choose plants that will thrive, year after year. (ecofriendly)
Madison Cox Design127 W. 26th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 900; 212-242-4631; madisoncox.com
Trained in environmental design at Parsons’ Paris branch, Cox works everywhere from Manhattan to Morocco, doing high-profile jobs like the New York Botanical Garden and juggling smaller backyard and terrace projects, digging into every aspect, even the actual planting, himself.
Nievera Williams Design39 Fifth Ave., nr. 11th St., Ste. 3C; 212-533-2683; nieverawilliams.com
Landscape architect Mario Nievera has such a loyal following in Palm Beach that his clients call on him in New York to outfit their pieds-à-terraces. Here, he favors evergreen, deciduous, and flowering species that work year-round.
Paula Hayes510 E. 13th St., nr. Ave. A; 212-420-7733; paulahayes.com
A landscaper for both interior and outside spaces, Hayes creates artful gardens using a subtle range of colors and textures and stylish, slyly playful containers. Her signature sculptural elements incorporate diverse materials such as metal, stone, wood, and glass to reflect a contemporary sensibility. (by appointment only)
Perry Guillot1865 N. Sea Rd., Southampton, N.Y.; 631-283-2839; perryguillotinc.com
Guillot is known for his extremely elegant, minimalist but lush naturalist landscape designs where ambitious projects are the norm for clients like Aerin Lauder and Delphine and Reed Krakoff.
Plant Specialists42-25 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-392-9404; plantspecialists.com
This seasoned team of horticulturists, landscape architects, and designers boasts some 40 years in the business and delivers everything from urban green roofs to a complete holiday-décor setup, replete with Christmas tree, wreaths, and lighting design.