West Garden

CREATED BY JOSEPH HILLENMEYER GARDEN DESIGN

At Joseph Hillenmeyer Garden Design we create spaces for connection and meaning, places with context and history; designs with respect for place and love of land. Each project is carefully wrought, extending a distinct sensitivity to the space and the people who will enjoy it. At it’s best, a developed landscape represents a living intersection wherein ecology, architecture, culture, and art all convene, sometimes in the most subtle expressions.

Joseph Hillenmeyer

Joseph Hillenmeyer

DESIGNER


For Joseph, a landscape design is an exploration; it’s the culmination of his many passions—horticulture, fine arts, science, craftsmanship and design. Authenticity to place and architecture is essential in Joseph’s approach to design; his landscapes translate the built environment to the natural world and connect people with the land. Creating gardens is a vocation for Joseph, not merely a profession—one that continually excites and inspires him.

Hailing from a family with a horticultural tradition dating back to the 1700’s, a passion for plants is his Hillenmeyer birthright. It was clear from an early age this lineage would pass through Joseph as well. Shadowing his father Louis in the family nursery, he learned the value of work and begun experimenting with plants on his own. This robust heritage set a foundation from which Joseph could depart and define his own career in horticulture. He spent time in Tennessee working with renowned horticulturalist Don Shadow, then sought unconventional opportunities for a rich and varied education. After two years of college, Joseph left to travel extensively throughout Europe, New Zealand, and Turkey. In New Zealand Joseph worked in a perennial plant nursery and as a gardener on a horse farm, then spent a year at the Karaca Arboretum in Turkey, a 33 acre sanctuary just south of Istanbul. During these years abroad, Joseph began formulating his own aesthetic, gathering wisdom from classical design and diverse microclimates and mentors before returning to his horticultural heritage in Lexington.

Today those seminal experiences help shape each project, in which the principal intent is to create innovative yet timeless gardens for his clients. In 2013, Joseph reoriented his business away from a conventional landscaping model to a design-centered firm, marshalling his strong relationships with nurseries, artisans and craftsman to develop and manage the creation of fine gardens. He’s since been the recipient of the David E. Laird Award and his work has been featured in a number of local and national publications. Joseph’s projects are rooted in tradition, those of his family and of his craft; however, just as a landscape evolves and grows, always responding to new input, so does his vision and love for the landscapes in which he works.

OUR CHRISTMAS SHOP

Continuing the Hillenmeyer family tradition, Joseph and Shannon acquired and rebranded the Hilllenmeyer Christmas Shop in Lexington. Our shop is a celebration of tradition and nostalgia. We source choice greenery and fresh trees, create custom wreaths, swags, and compositions and offer a vibrant selection of ribbon and embellishments. Garden and Gun described our Christmas Shop experience as “part workshop, part plant nursery, and completely charming.”

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office Phone: (859) 971-7606

Website: www.josephhillenmeyer.com

JOSEPH HILLENMEYER'S WORK

Hartley Botanic


WHY CHOOSE HARTLEY BOTANIC?

Providing exceptional Glasshouses and Greenhouses, a Hartley Botanic structure is the perfect way to add additional beauty to your garden. Made with decades of knowledge and experience, Hartley Botanic has been crafting their incomparable range for more than 80 years, at their creative hub in Greenfield, England.

A company with its finger on the pulse, Hartley Botanic cite five key reasons why nothing else is a Hartley.

BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE

With the distinctive and unique Victorian, Heritage and Modern Glasshouse range, customers won’t have to go anywhere else to find a beautifully crafted, high-quality Glasshouse.

STRUCTURALLY SUPERIOR

Every Hartley Botanic Glasshouse is handmade in the North of England to customers’ exact requirements. Made from the finest materials with unparalleled durability, safety and beauty, each section has a purpose, and they never take short cuts by ‘sticking’ aluminium to glass for aesthetic reasons. They even offer a Lifetime Guarantee. 

A REPUTATION BEYOND COMPARE

Hartley Botanic has earned an unrivalled reputation and trust for crafting the finest Glasshouses and Greenhouses money can buy through hard-won experience, craftsmanship and service.

UNRIVALLED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

With a wealth of knowledge and expertise built into every Hartley Botanic Glasshouse, they create Glasshouses of distinction from decades of knowledge and care.

EXCEPTIONAL DELIVERY OF SERVICE

Once handmade to a customers’ personal requirements and to Hartley Botanic exacting standards, your delivery and installation will be exceptional and their proud team will ensue the process runs smoothly.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website: hartley-botanic.com

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