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Plant Specialists, Inc.

42-25 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 392-9404
www.plantspecialists.com
grahame@plantspecialists.com
Main Contact: Grahame Hubbard
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Landscape Architects & Designers
Holiday House Decorating

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Services & Specialties
Indoor and outdoor garden design, installation and maintenance

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A large firm offering specialized attention? That’s Plant Specialists, according to clients. Founded in 1973, Plant Specialists (owned by Philip Roche and Grahame Hubbard) is the only top-quality firm in New York that personally designs, implements and maintains all aspects and areas of landscape design, from flooring and furniture to irrigation and decorative lighting systems. Their talents run indoors too, and we hear that they do impressive holiday decor work. The team consists of over 50 talented landscape architects, designers and horticulturists. In fact, over the years some of Manhattan’s most talented gardening experts have worked for Plant Specialists before “graduating” to their own inde- pendent firms.

Though Plant Specialists provides a wide variety of services, including fresh floral contracts and firewood delivery, clients tell us that a majority of the firm’s work involves installation and maintenance of Manhattan rooftop gardens. We’re told that decades of experience have contributed to the company’s mastery in designing and implementing gardens. (New Zealand native Philip Roche has more than 25 of years experience in landscape design.) Projects are tailored to the location’s existing conditions and the clients’ needs. Plant Specialists is so well-regarded that the firm regularly serves as contractor to other top-name landscape designers, installing gardens of its competitors’ design. References praise the professionals at Plant Specialists for combining “ease with elegance.” Most are frankly amazed by the firm’s ability to do it all—and at modest rates.

Representative Client Comments:
“Always promptly returned my phone calls.” “Amazing rooftop gardens.” “With them, it’s top-quality, one-stop shopping.” “We’ve head them decorate our apartment for Christmas for several years now.”

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Posted 5/11/2016
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aj11205 Brooklyn, NY

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Easy. Great results.
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design and change out brownstone window boxes 3x annually. always beautiful and always grow into themselves for the season. love the aesthetic. never have to micro manage, they do it all.
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Posted 5/11/2016
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JenniferRoss ,

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I recommend to everyone. The owner is incredibly creative. The team was so wonderful to work with
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We had an entire new garden put in at our new home. They completed it in one day! At the fastest rate and did a stunning job!
        Cost of Project: $50,001 - 100,000
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Posted 5/31/2011
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TDANDCD New York, NY

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Great decor and staff--highly recommended.
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Plant Specialists does our holiday house decorating. They do the Christmas tree, the wreaths, the terrace--everything. The team (led by Marie-Jose) is so quiet and clean while working that it's like they were never even there! They do trees so beautifully and will even leave the lower layer free of ornaments so that the kids can finish it off themselves.
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Posted 6/28/2011
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catlady brooklyn, NY

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They were extremely professional, personable and easy to work with. They provided all the services I needed and were knowledgeable about all aspects of the job. They did what they said they would, they did it well, and they did it when they said they would. I would recommend them and hire them again.
        Cost of Project: $10,001 - 50,000
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