You might be thinking:
... I have too many ideas. I'm confused and don't know anymore which ones to use in my front yard.
... I have already thought things through in advance, but I want to ensure that my ideas will work.
... I want to start making my garden, but I can't figure out some issues! It keeps me procrastinating.
... I feel that something is missing in my garden. It could be so much better, but I don't know how to make it better.
... our garden has deteriorated over the years, and we want to bring its beauty back but don't know where to start. It could be easier to maintain too!
... I want to improve the backyard I have, but I'm stuck. I need ideas and a clear vision of what my garden could be.
All that can make you feel overwhelmed. I hear you. You want to start building your dream garden, but you're feeling stuck at the moment. Let me help you.
Time to back you up with
an inspiring vision and new ideas
The Online Garden Design Session is about creating an inspiring vision, solutions, and clear steps to improve your existing garden.
Together we will figure out
- the best characteristics of your yard,
- enhance them,
- figure out how to add needed functions,
- upgrade the overall look,
- complement existing planting areas,
- place new ones, and
- add an extra wow effect on it.
Even if you are:
... new to gardening
... unsure where to start
... nervous about doing it all by yourself.
The aim is not to change everything. We take into account existing plants and shrubs and incorporate them into the overall feel. The goal is to improve and make your present garden better. Even some minor but critical improvements that you can make yourself can brush up your garden and make it feel like 10x better than before.
"I especially liked the overall design that incorporated symmetry but also some variation that allows for a touch of personal real-life feel. Sari took into account existing plants and shrubs and incorporated them into the overall feel."
Sara Underwood, Massachusetts, USA
The Design Session is all about YOU,
your preferences, and your yard.
We start with your yard's present state, whether you decide to concentrate on improving your front, back, or side yard, outdoor living area, entrance, adding much-needed privacy screens, or making your garden easier to maintain.We brainstorm ideas, select the most suitable ones, and plan clear steps and vision where to take your garden.
Sari guided us step by step!
"Thank you for a such an informative consultation, it was a game changer in helping us redesign our garden.
When we moved to our house over 4 years ago, we inherited beautiful gardens with flowers, herbs and vegetable garden. I tried to maintain it, but I didn’t have much time or knowledge to maintain its beauty. Over the years it has deteriorated and now we really wanted to bring its beauty back but didn’t know where to start.
I love that you took us step by step. The quiz gave us the garden style we wanted, during the consultation you really guided us to create our own dream garden
based on our taste and needs.
I was so impressed how knowledgeable you were about our area, mapped out our house, showed us the right vegetations, gave us ideas and showed us how it would look. At the end of the session we had a plan something I have been struggling with for a 3 years now. We are excited to start this project and looking forward to the results. You are amazing to accomplish all that through video consultation. We will update you on our progress. Thank you again."
Ora and Benjamin
Colorado, United States
I especially liked the overall design!
"Sari was very helpful and well-prepared for our online session. She had researched my house and area (New England in the United States) ahead of time and was able to understand the layout of my garden areas based on the pictures I provided.
She made great color suggestions taking into account my preferences for darker colors for both flowers and foliage. She pulled up photos of the plants she was suggesting so I could see how they looked and would be able to see how they fit with the other plants to produce and overall effect.
I especially liked the overall design that incorporated symmetry but also some variation that allows for a touch of personal real-life feel. She took into account existing plants and shrubs and incorporated them into the overall feel.
It was a pleasure working with her and I’m excited to start implementing the plan we came up with."
Massachusetts, United States
We got all the issues solved!
"Absolutely great! We got all the issues solved. This kind of service suited me well. I had already thought things through in advance, but I missed ideas. Sari got the big picture based on the photos and drawings I sent. Online Design Session was an efficient use of time!"
Help with your garden design problems - in person online.
You might have an area in your garden that you just can't figure out. You have come to the right place. I'm here to help you.
We'll start right where you are at with your garden, plans, and ideas.
On this online session, you will, for example, get advice on:
✔️ low-maintenance solutions that make your gardening life easier
✔️ options for privacy screens that don't look like barriers
✔️ ideas for making the most of your sloping site
✔️ tips for creating a welcoming front yard or a cozy patio area
✔️ solutions for placing new planting areas
or other garden design issues that needs to be solved.
Online Garden Design Session is especially for the zones 3 to 6 in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones Map (average annual minimum temperature):
zone 3 -40 to -30 °F | -40 to -34 °C
zone 4 -30 to -20 °F | -34 to -29 C
zone 5 -20 to -10 °F | -29 to -23 °C
zone 6 -10 to 0 °F | -23 to -18 °C
Specific plants are tight to their vegetation zones. However, design is universal.
How it works
✔️ The Garden Design Session happens online from the comfort of your home or garden.
✔️ No need for any apps. You only need a computer, mobile phone or tablet and internet connection.
✔️ We'll use your garden photos, electronic pen, and pulling up images and resources of the internet to see how it all fits together.
✔️ You also get a recording of our planning session so you can go back to it again and again during your garden building process.
Step One - Schedule Your Session
Step Two - Pay Your Session
Step Three - Garden Design Session
Step Four - After Our Meeting
Say goodbye to
✔️ overwhelm, and
✔️ feeling unsure, where to start.
Get back your confidence. Focus on planning with me, save time and do what you genuinely enjoy - making your dream garden come true.GET STARTED
Online Garden Design Session with Sari is excellent; if you have problem areas that need to be solved or ideas, you're unsure how they would work out and need some professional insight to make your garden JUST PERFECT.
Sari Lampinen MSGD
Sari Lampinen MSGD is a Finnish garden designer from the Helsinki Metropolitan area, Finland. Lampinen studied garden design at the renowned KLC School of Design based in London, UK. She established her garden design studio Puksipuu in 2004. Lampinen's work and professional competence have been evaluated by the Society of Garden Designers (UK), and hence she can use the precious letters of MSGD after her name. Lampinen has also been the Society of Landscape Designers (MAS Finland) council member in 2017-2021. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers in Finland and in books like 'Inside Outside - A Sourcebook of Inspired Garden Rooms' by design writer and editor Linda O'Keeffe. Seen on TV and designed a stand for MAS in the international interior, design, and furniture fair Habitare. She also solves readers' garden design questions in a monthly column of garden experts in Scandinavia's most extensive garden magazine Viherpiha.
A garden designer with a positive approach, known for her skill of marrying modernism and romanticism