The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
— Gertrude Jekyll


Zimmer Gardens is a boutique garden design company specializing in the design, installation and maintenance of small gardens and property styling with maximum impact. Kept deliberately small and ultra-responsive, Zimmer Gardens is recognized as one of the Hudson Valley's most creative garden design companies. Informed by classical proportions, current design trends and a passion for the colors, textures and forms nature provides, Zimmer Gardens will enhance your home, storefront or event with beauty and style.

Gardening is an exercise in optimism... It is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as the canvas.
— Elizabeth Murray, Young Urban Farmers

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With over 20 years experience in architecture, fine art and gardening, Scott is an artist working in the garden. Since launching Zimmer Gardens in 2007, Scott Zimmer has crafted extraordinary container plantings, distinguished residential landscapes and inspiring business storefronts in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Scott has received rave reviews for his inspiring garden presentations for numerous garden clubs and garden centers.

Scott studied at the Garden Design Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Gardens, and holds a degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz, providing him with an understanding of the built environment and the landscape at large. Before Zimmer Gardens, Scott worked in architectural restoration firms in NY and as a Master Ceramicist, receiving national recognition for his garden-inspired ceramic work. 

People ask me if I’m an artist or an architect. I think they’re the same.
— Frank Gehry

Photo, Margaret Varghese

Photo, Margaret Varghese