Fine Landscapes, Ltd.

Charles Owen

Projects by Fine Landscapes reflect the client’s aesthetic vision and complement the architecture of their homes. Founded in 1978, the firm employs 45 people and boasts a portfolio that represents a wide range of projects, from simple gardens to complex design/build installations.

As a child growing up in Paris and Madrid, principal Charles Owen cultivated an appreciation for European-influenced design that he brings to the landscapes he creates. He and his team study plant species to bring innovation and diversity to their work, and provide the essential factors to a properly designed landscape: balance and transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Fine Landscapes has completed numerous high-profile projects in the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. The firm’s expertise encompasses all facets of a project, including site design and planning, horticulture, hardscape, outdoor illumination, waterworks, and  pavilion design. “In many cases,” Owen notes, “ we are called on  prior to construction to help site a house and its  amenities,  then lay out the overall design of the terrain.”

Over the years, Fine Landscapes has received numerous industry awards. However, says Owen, “the greatest reward is the support of clients and their recommendations.”