Thoughtful & Exciting Landscapes Since 1985

Design-Build Landscape
& Outdoor Living Spaces New York

We create thoughtful & exciting outdoor living spaces.

Create the Outdoor Living Space of Your Dreams

We believe that your outdoor living space should be as exciting & well designed as your home.

If you’re ready to create a thoughtful & exciting outdoor living space, connect for a design-consultation.

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Our biggest reward is knowing that each day you can have an elevated experience in your newly renovated backyard, rooftop terrace, side garden, pool, or front lawn. We can’t wait to help your landscape meet its potential.

Landscape Design That Anticipates Your Needs And Desires

Your entire home landscape and everything that comes in it should have a vision, a design, and a purpose. Truly great outdoor landscapes are not just aesthetically pleasing. They are a symbiosis between style, functionality, and long-term vision.

Steve personally chooses every tree, bush, and rock in your backyard with you in mind. Every design is custom-made to ensure that it completely matches your lifestyle and taste.

At the end of the day, you’re not getting a landscape design. You’re getting a lifestyle design.

Our Services

At Steve Griggs Design, we combine an artist’s sensibility with a commitment to client satisfaction. We help you transform your environment from ordinary to extraordinary.

Landscape Design and Build

Planting Services

Pool Design & Construction

Outdoor Kitchens

Rooftop Retreats

Landscape Lighting

Steve Griggs is a proud member of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Your Home Deserves The Best Landscape Designer In New York

Everyone has something they’re good at. For Steve, it’s always been landscaping. He started his journey with advanced landscaping degrees from Mississippi State University and SUNY Cobleskill College of Environmental Design and Horticulture, and ever since then backyards have been his canvas. He still takes on every project with the same enthusiasm he had 25 years ago when he founded Steve Griggs Design.

STRAIGHT DIRT: New York City's Premier Landscape Designer Tells It Like It Is​

In his best-selling tell-all book, Steve Griggs gives insider secrets on getting the backyard or rooftop of your dreams.

It’s a book that gives you information on how to get the best work from your landscape designer and ensure that your contractor is executing the plan masterfully.

How It Works

From Ordinary Backyard To A 5-Star Home Destination In A Few Easy Steps

The standard approach to transforming a landscape hasn’t changed in recent times. But what you get when choosing Steve Griggs is superior design that truly anticipates your next need or desire… One that bridges function and beauty in a way that works for you, your family, and your lifestyle.

Step 1. Get In Touch With Us

When you’re ready to bring your backyard dreams to life, get in touch with us. Tell us how you want your outdoor landscape to look and function, and what feelings you want it to evoke. We’ll get back to you with a phone consultation to learn more about your ideas.

Step 2. Experience Steve’s Design Mastery

The most important phase of the entire project is the design. Every backyard is different, so every project is custom-made. After all, you want your landscape to be your own, not your neighbor’s. Steve will put his best ideas forward in a comprehensive design that ensures your vision is achieved.

Step 3. Fall In Love With Your Home Again

A backyard that’s beautiful and functional changes your family dynamic and how you spend your time – for the better. Let nature back into your life. Enjoy your own extended outdoor season for as long as you like, together with the people that matter most.

But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

Here’s what happy homeowners like you say about our services:

With Steve, you get more than what you pay for. People tell us that coming to our home is like going to a resort. I agree. When the umbrella’s up, the kids are in the pool – it’s a great hangout space. Steve Griggs’ vision is your vision – made better. The finished product is a collaboration of what you want and what he knows will work. You may pat a bit more, but he came in on time and on budget for my backyard and continues to come in on time and on budget when I need him for a project in the city. That’s design the Steve Griggs way.

Jeff Toplitsky, Portfolio Manager of a leading NYC property management company

So often you see the same landscape over and over, and you know that’s the designer’s ‘go-to’ design. It provides a good look, but it’s not personal. With Steve, he listens to the client and crafts a design that reflects what the homeowner wants.

Listening to the clients is the first step to creating a design that has longevity, beauty, and function. Good design is about how it feels. It’s an experience. It’s not two-dimensional. Combining function with a design is what makes the difference. Over and over. Steve Griggs is a visionary.

Julie White, Owner of Julie White Interiors, Ltd

Extend The Outdoor Season And Create Endless Reasons To Spend Time Outside

Experience the best landscape designer in New York