Ecologically driven design, Buffalo New York

Olson Design is an ecologically driven landscape design studio, based in Buffalo New York. We work on a wide range of projects: large-scale public gardens, green infrastructure plantings, rewilding projects; to the smallest urban pocket gardens, backyard gardens and habitat gardens. 


We design gardens in a contemporary naturalistic style; with a heavy use of herbaceous perennials, grasses, and native species; with resiliency, beauty, and ecological function being our top priorities. Our passion for garden history throughout the globe makes our style easily adapted to fit the desires of our clients. 


We offer urban rewilding services: designing, implementing, and maintaining engineered urban and peri-urban ecologies. Our approach uses native plant communities as reference points, while letting site conditions act as the main driver of a project. Our work is designed to be resilient, provide ecological integrity, and offers a solution to the human-nature dichotomy. 


Consulting is available for any size project: for garden design inquiries, proper installation or maintenance practices, and all aspects of rewilding design, implementation or management. 


Gardening services are available for residents in the Buffalo area.   


We work with architects, landscape architects and contractors, land managers, NGOs, farmers, homeowners, restaurateurs, etc. If we are unable to help you directly, we will surely know who to send you to.