Daniel Nelson, CLP

Senior Landscape Designer/President

Connecting people to nature through inspired landscaping has been Dan's goal throughout his 40 year career in the green industry. As a national and regional award-winning designer, Dan has repeatedly emphasized naturalistic designs featuring native plants that lend themselves to a sustainable landscape. His superior knowledge of plant materials combined with his talent for intricate planting design results in creative landscapes set apart from the typical.

Dan's extensive portfolio showcases his work on projects of all types and sizes. His resume includes residential, commercial, institutional and educational projects. Although Dan is an industry veteran, he takes every opportunity to explore new ideas, often traveling to see how new concepts can be implemented. Choosing only the best, Dan strives to incorporate them in his designs.

This innovative and artistic designer combines his informal, easy-going style with an authentic interest in and caring for each of his clients. He asks probing questions and then intently listens to the responses so that he can understand and meet the specific needs and wants of his customers. Dan's systematic approach to design and his creative problem-solving techniques result in uniquely beautiful and restorative spaces that work to enhance the existing environment.

Dan serves as company president and team leader for the design/build group.


Landscape Industry Certified Manager - National Association of Landscape Professionals, 2006

Certified Rain Garden Professional, 2006

Kansas State University Manhattan, KS; B.S. Agricultural Science, 1977
Major: Urban Horticulture and Forestry, Landscape Design Emphasis

Baker University, Overland Park, KS; M.S. Management, 2002

Kaw Area Vocational School of Topeka, KS; Ornamental Horticulture with Internship, 1974-76