About Stone Garden Designs

stone garden designs inc. logoLandscape Composition.
Garden Design and Stonework.
Restoration and Creation.
We make Places.

Our goal is to help people shape their land in the best possible ways. Considerate design in the home landscape profoundly influences the quality of life in that place. When thoughtfully organised and well constructed, your outdoor world becomes a comfortable and visually pleasing place for the everyday life of people, pets and plants alike.

“Setting is more than scene.”
John Stilgoe


Our services range from consultation through design, construction and planting.
help the owners to assemble an overall vision for a satisfying development of their place.
Design solutions respond to personal wishes, comfort of use, ecological, esthetic and economic issues for the particular context. We develop a plan which can guide the work in an appropriate sequence, and then begin to accomplish the chosen portions.
The organic part of a landscape is codesigned with the hardscape, and we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of plant materials.
Our display garden is home to hundreds of kinds of plants. You can visit by appointment.

Where we are dealing with natural materials, an artistic result requires working closely with them. We locate and hand select both the hard and the green materials used in each project. This allows us to add details that cannot be prescribed, unique things. We use antique hand cut granites, old artifacts, crafted structures and garden buildings.

  The details are not the details. They make the design.
Charles Eames

With Whom

Stone Garden Designs’ properties are usually built gradually. Bringing a whole vision to life within a property is something that unfolds over time. Our work is local, using Artisans and Nurseries with whose quality we are familiar.

Finding the Right Landscape Design Team

Landscape and garden designing and making are art forms, and individual designers have a particular character to their work in the same way that artists in other mediums do. If a design professional is going to help you to create your landscape, you will want to know if their esthetic and the quality of their outcomes please you. I recommend that you look at some of their work because finding someone whose style is right for you matters.
The landscapes, structures and gardens shown in the articles on the Website a Reasoned Landscape.com are from our completed projects and gardens. You can also see portfolios of finished work and ‘before and after’ collages Here and on my Ellen Cool Google Plus
profile (google+/ellencool).

Ellen Cool
for Stone Garden Designs

 Landscape Composition.
“Shaping Your Wishes”
Garden Design and Stonework
Restoration and Creation

Our Display Garden, The Parable is open by appointment.
19 Circle Street, Marblehead, Ma.

Unusual Plant materials,  planting Troughs,
Unique Garden Tools and Ornaments

are available for purchase.




  1. Posted December 9, 2015 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I am gonna put stones in my garden as soon as we are done with our house. It gives a great look for it and the garden looks amazing!

  2. Johna584
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    I just ought to tell you that you have written an exceptional and distinctive post that I really enjoyed reading. Im fascinated by how nicely you laid out your material and presented your views. Thank you.

  3. Eric
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Ellen, for sharing your ideas. So much beauty waiting to be brought out.

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