Who We Are

Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping & Design, LLC.

Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping & Design, LLC has been serving the landscaping needs of Richmond, VA and its vicinities since 1996. We are a licensed, certified, and insured, family-owned/operated landscape design-build company. We focus first and foremost on honesty and integrity in contracting and conscientiousness in customer relationships. Because of this, we have been rewarded with very loyal, long-term clientele.


2Time Hardscape Hero Winners


Stevi Brockwell

& General Contractor
Stevi's eye for detail and tremendous work ethic make her a great match for the landscaping business. As our primary site supervisor, Stevi’s focus lies in expediting the installation of projects as well as adding her talents for land use/development, site survey, and crew management. She is a lot of fun to be around, and clients love her upbeat attitude and refreshing sense of humor. When not working, Stevi enjoys spending time with her lively pets, working out, running in the occasional Spartan race or half marathon, and connecting with family and friends.

Laura Ball

& Horticulture Designer
Possessing fascinating creative abilities, Laura's primary enterprise is horticultural design. She enjoys sharing her love for the great outdoors by providing homeowners with a garden sanctuary of their own. Her goal is to select plants that suit the client's taste, compliment and enhance the home, and provide multi-season interest and color. She also enjoys being the company's primary writer/editor, including her talents to website, marketing, and social media applications. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horses, composing/playing music, staying fit, and working on her hobby farm.

Jay Ball

& Hardscape Designer
Jay's design knowledge plus his love for creating unique outdoor spaces make him a perfect fit for the landscape business. He is excellent at listening to the homeowner's needs and desires and incorporating them into truly individualized plans using a variety of mediums. He strives to accomplish the client's vision over time through competitive pricing and innovative goal-setting. He has delighted in employing conscientious methods and cultivating strong bonds with his customers. When not at work, Jay enjoys stunt kite flying, gourmet cooking, and working on his farm.

Our Foremen

Foremen are the crew-leaders. They are in charge of supervising, directing, and coordinating the work of their crew. Foremen are essential to the construction of each of our projects and ensure production stays on schedule. We put our full trust in these experienced men and we hope you will too.


Ryan Macklin

David Anderson-Foreman

David Anderson

Our Design/Build Process

Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping & Design, LLC. takes each step of construction seriously and makes a point to keep our company’s operations as transparent to our clients as possible. If you are looking into improving your property, please have a look at what to expect when contracting your ideal landscape design with our staff and crew.

  • Client contacts office to schedule a free consultation.
  • Designer meets client at improvement site to discuss ideas on how to benefit property in a way that best suits client’s lifestyle.
  • Drawing and quote are created.
  • Follow-up appointment is scheduled.
  • Quote and design are presented to client by Designer.
  • Client and Designer discuss scope of work and establish order of operations by moving forward with entire project or breaking project into parts.
  • Service Contract is signed.
  • Client receives updates via open communication by office.
  • Shortly before construction begins, our office contacts client to schedule last meeting between client and Designer.
  • Designer and client confirm and finalize project details such as design, colors, and any add-ons (ex. lighting or plants).
  • Communication between client and company is now transferred from the Designer over to the General Contractor.
  1. Dig-out.
    • The longest and ugliest step in the construction process. 
  2. Base-prep.
    • The foundation and most essential part of any hardscape. This includes leveling, compacting, and slope.
  3. Materials get put in.
    • Here is the most visual progress.
  4. Final details are set, project is completed, site is cleaned (as it is at the end of every workday), and extra materials are hauled off.

We love hearing back from clients and being invited to take pictures of the final product after furniture and personal details are added.


  • We just wanted to say “thanks” for the beautiful work you did at our house. Our expectations were greatly exceeded and your great staff made it a memorable experience. The flower beds came out looking even better than expected with your excellent recommendations on the plants, edging and mulch.

    We’re so glad to have found a company with such a knowledgeable staff to know what our yard needed. Before, nothing would grew, but now, thanks to you guys, we’re blooming like never before! We will definitely be calling you when it comes time to put in our patio and walkway. Thanks for everything you do!

    The Jesses

    Repeat Client
  • Jay was easy to work with and came for appointments on time and as scheduled. He always returned my calls and answered my concerns. He listened to what I wanted in the patio. The crew worked hard.

    We love the end result, it was worth the wait !

    The Lewis Family

    Satisfied Client
  • There are not enough words available to describe Garden Sanctuaries! They do more than what is expected … continuously going above and beyond what is asked. They consistently come up with original ideas and always add in our thoughts and wishes, tweaking them so everything connects. The plants are beautiful and the stone work is great. They make the new landscaping work with our existing plantings so it is a seamless connection.

    They are always kind, professional and easy to work with. Even our dog likes them! The Garden Sanctuaries team is always only a call away when things need to be maintained, even for the miscellaneous weeds and odd jobs around the house. I don’t know what we would do without them!

    The Bottorf Family

    Satisfied Client
  • Great job, we really love our patio and flower bed wall.

    Josh Burke

    Repeat Client
  • I called Garden Sanctuaries for a much needed cleaning of our patio pavers. They were extremely professional and courteous in addressing our concerns. They did an exceptional job restoring our pavers to their original look by using the appropriate cleaning solution and without taking any shortcuts in the actual cleaning process.


    Satisfied Client
  • We really like the design Jay developed and Val and her team did a great job executing it. Your team worked hard and well together, and were always very professional and courteous. They did an outstanding job and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Well done!

    George Roarty

    Satisfied Client