Sandbox Land Studio Landscape Design

Beautiful and ecological landscape design and planning

In Washington D.C. and Maryland

Why Hire Sandbox Studio?

I am at heart a problem-solver. I love to fix awkward, uncomfortable, or unusable spaces; solve stormwater issues including ponding, flooding, and erosion; improve ecological functioning and biodiversity; integrate indoors and outdoors; create beauty; and reconnect people to nature-all within your budget! I enjoy working past the obvious and envisioning three-dimensional solutions and design options that you may not have considered. I enjoy working on challenging sites with steep slopes, tricky grade changes, and constraints that daunt other designers. Hiring me to develop a concept plan for your property before spending money on individual projects will prevent you from making expensive mistakes or missing opportunities to make the most of your space. Learn more about me.


  • Planting design
  • Stormwater management
  • Native planting design
  • Rain gardens
  • Patios, walkways, and decks
  • Retaining walls and steep slopes
  • Permeable pavement
  • Edible plants and permaculture
  • Fire pits
  • Water features, hot tubs, and pools
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Ecological planning

I work in D.C., Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, University Park, Takoma Park, Hyattsville, Brookland, and more!