Testimonials

“Anne designed the landscape for our new yard in Lyons – after taking care of our previous place for many years. Anne has a great sense of picking appropriate plants for dry environments, yet maximizing color. We didn’t want any grass – so we needed to plant lots of ground covers and low perennials and use lots of large boulders and the native Lyons sandstone. I love the moss rock retaining wall that she built (see her pictures!). What I like about her team is that they pull all the weeds by hand and know the difference between sprouting wildflowers vs. sprouting weeds.”- Dale Traxler, Lyons

“Two years ago I hired Anne Hartshorn to design and install a garden for my new property in Longmont. Since then she and her crew have been responsible for the maintenance. I am extremely pleased with everything from the design to installation and continuing upkeep. She and her crew work at an efficient pace keeping the prices at very manageable rate. I can see many people stopping to admire her work on their way to the park down the street.If you are looking for a gardener I would highly recommend calling High Desert Designs.”- Patty Martin, Longmont

“Anne and her energetic and knowledgeable team installed a water conscious garden on my property two years ago and have been doing routine maintenance on it since. After working with a number of other landscape design companies in the area, I really appreciated her timeliness and attention to detail. I am someone that really enjoys spending time in my garden. I know that because of the care that Anne provides specifically in winter and early spring, I’ll have the most time with my lovely blooms. I would highly recommend Anne and her team to anyone looking to improve upon or create new life in their outdoor space.”- Kim Zeidner, Lyons

“High Desert Design has changed my life — for the better. I engaged Anne Hartshorn just about a year ago to develop my 1/3 acre property. It was a desert of derilect grass. It is now an oasis of lovely, comfortable spaces to really live in. Anne and her team have built two patios and transformed the backyard wasteland into a lovely garden which is blooming in succession throughout the summer. Anne’s team are efficient, friendly, tidy, and thorough. Who could ask for more.”- Maryanne Balin, Longmont

“Anne has taken care of all my landscaping needs for the past 2 years and has done a wonderful job. My property is heavily landscaped and Anne has done a spectacular job in always keeping the property looking well-groomed and healthy.  She also does a great job at design work- suggesting re-work of the landscape as needed. She has a great knowledge of plants and she will work within your budget limitations. She is also extremely reliable- and best of all- just a nice person to deal with. I recommend her without hesitation.” – Dr. Maureen Conlan, Boulder

“We always value Anne’s hard work and creative instincts. She installing our garden in phases but we are already enjoying its small beauty with friends and family. “-Dr. Jay Mullen, PineBrook Hills

“Anne is extremely creative. She has a brilliant eye for design and paints with flowers. Her enthusiasm and dependability make her the perfect choice for your gardening needs.” Bray Patrick-Lake, Erie

“Anne was a conscientious gardener with lots of creative ideas and always a pleasure to work with.” Mary Yeager, Wonderland Hill

“I was a very happy and hardworking contractor for High Desert Designs. Anne only hires the most detail oriented individuals with enthusiasm for helping to create beautiful gardens! We did everything from planting bulbs in the fall to a complete overhaul of 10,000sq ft yards using Anne’s own unique designs. If you are looking for 100% organic landscape crew who can create and maintain your beautiful outdoor space for years to come, call Anne today!” Jamie DeMonte, Louisville