What Past Clients Have Said

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Wonderful consult.  It affirmed some choices I've made and gave fresh eyes [to my landscaping].

Carol G. Kensington, MD

...we really appreciate your clueing us in to the coming challenges - much better now than after we have 15 foot giants to contend with.

Lara A. Kensington, MD
We had no clue about where to begin in landscaping our new home.  Pat provided us with a framework for thinking about what we liked, suggestions for plants and groupings that would work well together and guidance on how to phase in new additions, within our budget.  Her help was invaluable, and eleven years later we are still enjoying the beauty she brought to our home.
Annette S. and Robert P. Chevy Chase, MD

We continue to get compliments on Pat’s design and plant selection after 10 years!

Linda and Mitchell G. Margate City, NJ

You led me through, step by step, your wonderful landscape design, easing my anxiety level tremendously.  Your vast knowledge about plants and flowers is amazing, and you certainly did educate me. I am thrilled with all the variety that I now have and I very much appreciated your concern for my budget, and was amazed at how much I could accomplish with it. You were a delight to work with, made me more appreciative of my environment, and I know that I will enjoy my new landscape for many years to come. I have received numerous compliments on my beautiful new yard. And thank you especially for your professionalism, thoughtfulness, courtesy and knowledge.

Nancy H. Bethesda, MD

A jewel of a resource. With the education and experience to be able to visit you and answer all your questions about your landscape. No wanting to sell you anything but good advice (which could, in itself, save you a bundle of money on future projects and maintenance).

Evelyn Williman Bethesda, MD

We would like to recommend Ms. Pat Newman from Landscape Answers. She did a recent consultation with us to review possible annual and permanent plantings for our home. Pat also listened carefully to our needs, and gave us many ideas for backyard design. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient with our many "beginner level" questions. Soon after the consultation, Pat also wrote up an excellent, detailed summary of her recommendations.

We would highly recommend her to others who have landscaping-oriented questions and would like an experienced, independent voice with good advice.

Asha Subramanian Bethesda, MD

Awesome, useful consultation!

Kellie and Terry R. Kensington, MD
I am an interior designer and worked off and on with Pat for 30 years transforming homes, inside and out. She is extremely knowledgeable and creative, a very very good landscape designer and excellent source of information about plants and landscaping topics. Her contributions to our joint projects were brilliant and very generous. As a bonus, she is easy and fun to work with.
Karen M. Kensington, MD

I used Pat Newman Garden Design for our gardening needs from the time that we moved into our new home in early 1999 until approximately ten years later, when Pat changed careers. Pat worked seamlessly with me to design our outdoor plans from bare lot to well landscaped property. Her valuable advice for selections of trees, shrubs, and ornamental plants (with an emphasis on native species) were well thought out, cost-conscious, and always with seasonal beauty in mind.


I especially liked hearing her ideas about trees and shrubs in winter (with a focus on interesting bark), fall colors, spring flowers, and summer drought-resistant plants. Her knowledge of plants, as well as local nurseries, is extensive and her communication skills are exceptional. It was exciting to see our garden develop in phases and watch her creative concepts take hold. I always considered it a pleasure to work with Pat and learn from her and would not hesitate to recommend consulting with Pat on landscape design.

Barbara R. Bethesda, MD
Pat's knowledge and understanding of plants and landscaping were invaluable in the planning and execution of our beautiful yard in Bethesda. She made the process easy for us and her use of easy care plants made the care of our yard easy as well. We highly recommend her and really appreciate her consultations in the process of revamping our landscaping.
Bary and Micale M. Bethesda, MD

I second this! Pat Newman has great experience and really takes the time to review everything with you. She is an outstanding resource and a wonderful person to work with! 

Jill S Rockville, MD
Your website and blog are so informative and also spirited and enjoyable to read!

I really like your writing style as much as I appreciated also the sound advice.


Thank you again for the amazing advice.

Nathalie C.