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LUSH GreenScape Design is an award-winning landscape design-build studio based in New Braunfels, Texas.

Our focus is on sustainable methods which result in responsible landscapes with both function and beauty. We offer a turnkey approach to landscaping which takes the project from conception through construction with no disconnect between the design and the installation.

Our intuitive design, unwavering attention to detail, and creative and artistic spirit during the process bring unparalleled quality to the finished landscape.

We create innovative outdoor spaces that are functionally sound, environmentally responsible, and exquisitely LUSH.

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The LUSH Process

Initial Consultation We meet with you to determine the scope of the project along with your functional needs and discuss your aesthetic preferences and overall vision.

Site Analysis & Design Development We perform a site analysis of your home or business, and take into consideration the architecture, soil conditions, drainage, and privacy issues. We encourage a collaborative approach, and we collectively determine a conceptual plan.

Design Presentation We provide a conceptual design drafted to scale which includes both 2D and 3D models with multiple iterations to understand design intent along with schematic drawings for drainage, lighting plan, irrigation, and construction details. We also provide a comprehensive plant palette with photographs.

Final Construction Approval We provide an itemized proposal for the installation. To ensure we do not develop a design that is unattainable for implementation, we discuss budgeting at the initial consultation.

Construction & Installation We meticulously implement the build-out of your project while managing every aspect of construction to preserve the integrity of the design throughout the installation.

Finished Dream Project We aspire to make your dream project a reality. If you can DREAM it, we can DESIGN and BUILD it.


Design-Build Services Design and Construction Drawings Garden Design & Installation Xeriscaping Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Deck Design & Construction Patio Design & Construction Pergola Design & Construction Swimming Pool Design

Specialty Services Plant Brokering Custom Steel Planters Landscape Lighting Board-Formed Concrete Custom Steel Gates Custom Outdoor Showers Custom Water Features Custom Bocce Ball Courts Custom Fire Features Pool Landscaping Living Walls Green Roofing Masonry Drainage Analysis & Resolution

Service Areas

LUSH GreenScape Design is available for select projects throughout the country. Our primary emphasis is in Texas including projects in Austin, San Antonio, Marfa, Wimberley, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Bulverde, and Port O’Connor.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“What an experience. Seriously. Ryan and the crew at LUSH were phenomenal to work with. The neighbors referred to my yard as “Jurassic Park” but LUSH turned it into a xeriscaped zen garden with custom-built elements of the highest craftsmanship. My property had a few hidden curve balls but they handled each one deftly and with aplomb. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Geoff Ramsey, Austin, TX

“The LUSH team was great to work with. The collaborative efforts were full of creativity and resulted in a showstopper! I have no question that we have the best, most unique and customized outdoor space in our area.”

Monica Malorgio, San Marcos, TX

“I could not be more pleased after working with LUSH. It was such a personalized experience, every step taken carefully and with respectful dialogue. Our yard is a masterpiece, a show place, a treasure. We are so proud of it! And Ryan knows his stuff. He loves plants and being creative. He is so considerate about the details of balance, finishes, what catches the eye. Fair pricing. Responsible. I could not give higher praise. We cannot wait to do the back yard!”

Andrea Campaigne, Austin, TX

“All the way from design through the install, LUSH exceeded our expectations. Our ideas were considered during the design process and the install crews were friendly and polite, treating our property with respect. The final product was transformational, the highest of quality. We cannot stop looking, touching, and interacting with our new courtyard and kids play area. It is unlike anything else we have ever seen and will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The landscape was built to be sustainable during the wild swings of Texas heat and cold, dry and wet. The design is unique and creative. The plantings are native. A true turnkey design installation from a high quality, well-run company. Five stars, highly recommended.”

Cody Koehler, New Braunfels, TX

“LUSH GreenScape Design transformed our property into a look and feel that was beyond our ability to envision. We enjoyed sharing in and benefiting from their collaborative commitment to create. They did not hesitate to say, ‘We’ve been looking at this again and we have something we want you to consider.’ The attention to design and detail, the quality of the craftsmanship and the blending of materials and plants, were masterful. Trustworthy and honest. What a pleasure to work with them, and we mean all of them, from the owner to the design collaborators and employees. Great communications. Recommend without reservation.”

Doug Toney, New Braunfels, TX

“We started a conceptual rethinking of our usable outdoor space with privacy at the forefront. The LUSH team came through with very forward-thinking designs and were not shy about intense problem solving. The team handled all the challenges without cutting corners. If you want things done right and a design that compliments their portfolio, we could not speak highly enough about LUSH. After six months, we have survived record-breaking heat and now record-breaking freezing temps. The “bones” of landscape design are important, and we have them. ”

Robby and Amory Felder, Alamo Heights, TX

“Ryan was communicative throughout the entire process, was incredibly thoughtful, cared about our ideas, and really worked to make the design beautiful, yet functional. He’s a gem to work with and a true artist. I couldn’t love this company more!”

Katie Ehlers, Austin, TX

“Ryan has a design vision that is unparalleled! His talent and work are amazing. We get compliments on our installation often – it’s modern, sustainable, and eco-friendly!”

Brooke Simmons Winslett,
New Braunfels, TX

“Ryan McWhirter (the owner of LUSH) has a great eye for unique landscape design that turns landscape into art. My wife and I purchased our dream home and LUSH has enhanced that dream even more. LUSH is a professional operation with great people that produces a very unique and high-quality product. We can’t gush enough about LUSH.”

Steve Finley, San Marcos, TX

“Amazing design. Awesome vision. Beautiful installation. Hands down, true artists with what they do.”

Patrick Winn, Total Art Design & Architecture, New Braunfels, TX

“Our backyard was transformed from ordinary to extraordinary and we could not be more pleased. Ryan is ultra-talented, has a keen sense of design, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend LUSH.”

Shelly Jacobson, Corpus Christi, TX

“LUSH was great to work with and the finished product is just that…finished and sleek. No detail overlooked.”

Karel Kozuh, Austin, TX

“LUSH is a truly top-notch operation. Ryan is a highly creative designer who takes great pride in the product he delivers. He is dedicated to customer satisfaction and was consistently involved throughout the project. We have rehired LUSH for a new project and can’t wait to see his next creation!”

Chris Patronella, Canyon Lake, TX

“We are beyond thrilled! It was an absolute pleasure working with Ryan; his ideas and vision exceeded expectations. We would highly recommend LUSH to anyone interested in a stress-free process that rewards you with a yard that is the envy of the neighborhood.”

Martin & Amy Reynolds, New Braunfels, TX

“We started with an out of control and overgrown garden. We ended up with more than we could have expected; a simple, sleek and clean garden that’s now the focal point of our office. Thank you very much, Ryan (and the whole team behind LUSH GreenScape Design) for your attention to detail and prompt delivery of our project.”

Smile Advanced Dental Care,
New Braunfels, TX

“We hired LUSH to redo the front yard of our contemporary art gallery. It was exactly what we were looking for – a low maintenance xeriscape that didn’t use standard native plants. LUSH incorporated re-purposed steel elements along with desert plants that are suited to our climate. It was a balanced asymmetrical design with a modern feel that was a great juxtaposition with the 100+ year old house standing behind it. We liked it so much that we decided to extend the concept to our primary residence.”

Jean Longone, New Braunfels, TX

“LUSH GreenScape Design was top-notch and professional from start to finish. The implementation of the design was spot-on. They do incredibly unique work, and we highly recommend them. Thank you, LUSH, for executing such a wonderful project.”

El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant, Helotes, TX

“Ryan is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and manages a crew of workers that are friendly, efficient, and professional. Ryan returned our yard to a beautiful finish, taking care to select plants that are drought resistant and beautiful. He also designed a bocce ball court that is a wonderful addition. We would recommend LUSH without reservation.”

Jene Laman, San Marcos, TX

“Prompt, transparent and caring. Working with Ryan and his team has been a pleasure. We have lived in New Braunfels and admired the work LUSH has done in our community for over 3 years. Now that we could afford Phase I of our dream project, we were so excited to see that this company was so easy to work with and willing to take us on. Highly recommended!”

Michael Mathis, New Braunfels, TX

“We are very pleased with our landscape installation by LUSH. Ryan, the owner, understood what we wanted and gave us a beautiful result. Ryan is very creative and specializes in one-of-a-kind-designs. All of the crew members were meticulous and conscientious. It was a delightful experience. We highly recommend LUSH.”

David & Marjorie Hunter, San Marcos, TX

“Hired LUSH for a residential project. Ryan saw the vision and executed it perfectly. Very reliable, prompt, and the work is amazing. Looking forward to an ongoing relationship with LUSH for future projects.”

Justin Brooks, New Braunfels, TX

“LUSH are not landscape architects alone; they are landscape artists. Our yard’s transformation has been magical. This includes terracing, plant choices, concrete work, steel gates, woodwork, and an outdoor shower like no other. It was truly a pleasure to work with Ryan and LUSH. We would highly recommend LUSH to anyone contemplating a high-end landscape project.”

Vince Mysliwiec, Alamo Heights, TX

“LUSH did a remarkable job designing and xeriscaping our new house. Our project had some unique challenges that were incorporated beautifully into the installation. Everyone from design to the crew were professional and a pleasure to work with. The finished product is beyond our expectations. We have received numerous compliments from the neighborhood, and we could not be more pleased.”

Mary Wise, San Marcos, TX

“We couldn’t be happier with the way our yard turned out. Ryan and his crew went above and beyond our expectations, and we were impressed with the thought that went into every detail. The plants Ryan picked for us were incredible, and the landscaping revitalized our house. Thanks, LUSH!”

Kelly Koegle Wagner, New Braunfels, TX

“We became familiar with Ryan and LUSH through their amazing projects in the New Braunfels area. What started out as a small project around our pool quickly turned into a major renovation of our entire landscaping. Ryan’s creative talent and support group completely transformed our outdoor spaces into a thing of beauty. The design process and meticulous implementation with metal planters and thoughtful plant selection were perfect. We could not have hoped for a better experience.”

Perry & Donna Blanton, Gruene, TX

“Our business needed a new look. We had no vision but knew there was potential. We had seen LUSH’s work and thought they might be a good fit. We contacted Ryan, and he and his design team started to imagine. They visited our property multiple times and put careful and artistic thought into what is now a beautiful and dramatic transformation. During the process, Ryan communicated with us at every stage and with each update and decision. LUSH approached our project with the utmost care, pride, and attention to detail. They treated our building, the grounds, and our business as if it were their own. The results are stunning.”

Tickle-Blagg Animal Hospital
San Marcos, TX

“Ryan and his team have a knack for taking a dream and transforming it into art. We hired the LUSH team to update the front of our home, which has a unique gully with a small bridge that is needed to manage erosion and stormwater drainage. They did not disappoint! LUSH embraced the challenge and masterfully incorporated a one-of-a-kind metal arch trellis with planter boxes creating an inviting courtyard to welcome our guests. The new construction looks like it was part of our home’s original plan and the result is perfection.”

Barbara McKelvey, New Braunfels, TX

“You can’t go wrong with LUSH! Working with Ryan and his team was awesome. They underpromised and overdelivered. Ryan is very creative and helped us get comfortable with a unique design and plantings. We are elated with the final product. Our landscape gets a lot of visibility and numerous people have commented positively and asked who did our landscaping.”

Tom Boehme, Boerne, TX

“Our yard looks amazing! Ryan’s design not only captured our vision but solved a challenging grade issue as well. The team was utmost professional with outstanding attention to detail. We are thrilled and look forward to working with LUSH again.”

Scott Przybyla, New Braunfels, TX

“Ryan created a crisp, appropriate landscape design for our art auction, advisory, and appraisal company. The LUSH team was diligent, detailed, efficient, and delivered a finished result on-time. The landscape installation accentuates the lines and details of the building as well as our sunken rear garden, and quietly leads our clients to the important works of art consigned and displayed inside. The landscaping is serene and an oasis for us and our visitors.”

Lark Mason, iGavel Auctions, Inc., New Braunfels, TX

“As an architect, I was excited to team with LUSH on a unique tiny home project. Ryan and his team of true experts seamlessly brought the architecture to life. In addition, LUSH is careful to use a palette of plants that will thrive in our harsh San Antonio climate. I would recommend LUSH to anyone who values a thoughtful, artistic and one-of-a-kind landscape.”

Karin Scott, San Antonio, TX

Contact Lush

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LUSH GreenScape Design P.O. Box 310043, New Braunfels, TX 78131