h headshotMy name is H. Christine Richards (I answer to “Christine,” “H. Christine” or simply “H.”) and I’m a Denver, Colorado-based residential landscape designer. Through The HS Group, LLC, I will bring over a decade of design experience to your project along with my many passions, including landscape rehabilitation, mid-century designs, small spaces, and agriculturally modern landscapes.

Most of my design work has involved rehabilitating existing landscapes. From designing landscapes for a 1890s City Park mansion to a 1970s Aurora split-level home, I take pride in developing a landscape that embraces your home’s architecture, and incorporates existing trees, shrubs and plants. If I were to pick a favorite era to work with, it is mid-century modern. Not that I don’t love other eras of homes, but I find the simplicity of mid-century homes appealing and they lend themselves quite well to very geometric and structured designs.

My passion for greening small spaces developed through personal experiences. I’ve lived in many places where space was at a premium, and have found that no space is too small for a garden. From a modest Krisana Park lanai to a Capitol Hill rooftop deck, I have savored the challenge of figuring out the right exposure, soil, watering techniques and plants to craft container gardens that are not only beautiful, but productive.

As a wannabe farmer, I’ve also been working to incorporate productive plants, including fruits, vegetables and herbs, into designs for clients interested in growing their food. With my focus on modern landscape designs, I like to call this incorporation an agriculturally modern landscape.

In addition to these passions and work experiences, I can offer strong horticultural and design knowledge. From a landscape horticulture degree at Colorado State University to constructing and maintaining local parks while completing my master of city and regional planning at Cornell University, my education is steeped in plants and design. I have also worked as a landscape architect at Donald H. Godi and Associates, and continue to complete residential landscape designs as an independent designer for the past 13 years.

References for my work are available upon request.

Request a free consultation today! Please email me at hchristine1980@hotmail.com or call 720.363.6531.