Zachary Berger Associates is a landscape and permaculture design consulting firm, founded in 1997 with studios in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Small, creative, capable, energetic, versatile and ecologically-minded describes our firm. We provide design, consulting and project administration throughout northern New England. We are experienced in working with (and playing in!) challenging environments- mountainside, lakeside and oceanside. Our services include residential landscape master plans; preservation plans for historic landscapes; landscape renovation plans for urban sites and rural properties and sustainable ecological designs for conservation properties and associations.

Services: Landscape master plans  ·  small property plans  ·  ecological landscape plans  ·  permaculture plans  ·  landscape installation management  ·  shoreland permit-related services  ·  conservation and habitat restoration plans  ·  estate management  ·  horticulture consulting

Zachary Berger, principal  PDC, AOLCP

Zachary at Starr Lake between Mt Madison & Mt Adams
Starr Lake, Burbank’s Grant, NH

Zachary began his design career at age fourteen, when he drew out raised beds and plotted crop locations on graph paper for the family’s large organic garden in Maine. After two years of studying biological agriculture in Maine and Virginia, Zachary decided to persue his keen interest in land planning and garden design. Thus came four years of formal education in horticulture and design at Andrews University and Southern Maine Technical College. He founded the firm after several years of native wetland plant production, ornamental nursery production + sales and landscape design and installation experience throughout New England. Zachary’s enthusiasm for the natural world continues to inform and guide his design approach.

Ronny Stelly, associate  AS, Landscape and Environmental Design, PDC

Ronny on Mt Mansfield, highest point in Vermont
Mount Mansfield, Stowe, VT

Ronny pursued a degree in the landscape design profession after three years of hobby farming in South Royalton, Vermont. When Hurricane Irene washed his hard work and effort down the White River in year two, Ronny became determined to better understand the intricacies of our built world. Receiving an Associate of Science degree in Landscape and Environmental Design at NHTI in Concord, New Hampshire, he provides an environmentally conscious approach. Ronny views the landscape design profession as a unique opportunity to alter industry norms while conveying to clients the importance of place.

Zachary Berger in Stowe, VT on Houzz         Print

As landscape designers, we are in fact, communicators. We listen and respond to the needs of our clients as we seek the spirit of the site. We tune in to what will make a property distinctive and enjoyable for each client.  Where there is beauty, we enhance it. Where there is discord, we create harmony. Our quest for enhancement and harmony starts with learning the unique qualities of each site and continues with the creative convergence of architecture, stone, plants and water. It culminates with each client and home connected to the environment, whether on a small or grand scale.