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about Landscape Design Advisor

Hi! I’m Allen Quay and I’d like to personally welcome you to the Landscape Design Advisor!

Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive landscaping and garden design resource available online. You will find information about the history of garden design, different landscaping styles, and an assortment of landscape ideas that will make your outdoor space more enjoyable.

We also offer our honest reviews of the latest gardening and landscaping eBooks, outdoor products, and services. As we delve deeper into the art of landscape design, we will continue to keep you up to date on the latest garden design trends around the world with our informative newsletter. We’ll also send you two FREE eBooks so signup below!

What Others Are Saying

“Thank you so much for your tips and ideas! I managed to cut the costs of maintaining my garden in half by following your advice!” Julie – Los Angeles, CA

“Allen – I just wanted to let you know that you were right on target with your recommendations for my lawn problems. I got the amendments you suggested, followed the directions, and my grass is greener than ever this summer. The only thing greener is my neighbor! Thanks man!” Timothy C.

– Charleston, SC “If you have a question about landscaping or gardening, this is the best place to find a complete solution! I have never left the site without a new trick to test out.” Catherine Sumner – Queensland, Australia


about Landscape Design Advisor

About Us

My wife Rikki and I started this website in 2007 as our personal little corner of the World Wide Web. A place where visitors from around the world can sit down with a hot cup of coffee and share in our love for landscaping.

We wanted to create a relaxed reading environment where you can find ideas that spark your own creativity – ideas that can be recreated in your personal outdoor sanctuary.


I have an extensive background in the landscape design industry, including several years in luxury estate design in many of southern California’s most prestigious areas.

We have enjoyed traveling around the world, exploring the beauty of garden design in every culture and becoming immersed in the natural outdoor art exhibits found at destinations like Hidcote Manor Garden in England and the Gardens of Versailles in France.

We look forward to swapping landscape design secrets with you! Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter below and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.