At a peaceable garden, we believe that:

Beautiful, well-designed gardens make people feel good.

Research shows that just looking out a window at a tree helps hospital patients heal.  Imagine how beneficial having a wonderful landscape to enjoy can be.

The best gardens have personality and are not perfect.

Having a perfectly manicured yard is overrated.  Putting yourself in your landscape and enjoying its successes and surprises is much more rewarding.

Your landscape should reduce, not increase, stress.

It’s counterproductive to have a garden that overwhelms you; finding the right balance of size, complexity and maintenance is key to garden enjoyment.

Everyone has it in them to be a gardener.

Some people just don’t know it yet.  Enough said.

Landscape designer Sandy Wilson is an avid perennial gardener who has created gardens in urban and rural landscapes in and around Washington, DC.

Sandy holds a graduate certificate in landscape design from George Washington University and is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

From 2004 to 2013, Sandy served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Arboretum, a non-profit organization established to support the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Sandy and her husband live and garden on an 18th-century farm in western Loudoun County, Virginia.

Sandy Wilson