Verdant Gardens Design


VERDANT GARDENS DESIGN is a comprehensive landscape design firm committed to creating conceptually-rich and finely-detailed landscapes. We draw on expert knowledge of unusual plants and experience of complex construction processes. We provide solutions of all sizes, from green roofs to master plans.

We offer comprehensive design services, ensuring management of every detail from conception through completion. Based in New York City, we design and install projects in all five boroughs and across the Northeast region.

We provide consultation on landscape design, planting design, installation, and maintenance for design professionals and private clients.

We are experienced with permitting and approvals in New York, including board approvals, Landmarks, Department of Buildings, and Department of Transportation.

We have collaborated with some of the city’s leading architects and contractors and have played a key role in the consultation process of building construction. Our Construction Division can provide complete installation services, including construction management, stone, woodwork, irrigation, custom construction, planting and lighting.

Many of our projects are designed with low maintenance as a key objective, and we aim to meet the long-term goals of our clients. Because all landscapes require a level of management, we create comprehensive maintenance plans and detailed estimates of seasonal maintenance costs.


  • Private gardens - city/country
  • Green roofs
  • Public parks
  • Land Management
  • Consultation
  • Maintenance + Irrigation


Our studio houses a multidisciplinary team of architects, landscape architects, horticulturists, gardeners, and builders - and we work closely with other design professionals. Our process is fundamentally collaborative.

Mac Carbonell, Principal, comes from a long line of horticulturists and architects. He has designed and managed gardens for over twenty years. He received a degree in Photography at Yale and an MFA at the School of Visual Arts. He worked as a professional photographer and video artist for ten years. He founded Verdant Gardens Design LLC in 2001 and was recently selected to the advisory committee of Garden Design Magazine.