One of Washington DC's most experienced landscape design firms in the use of native plants in the landscape, Magee Design has been a leader in designing private and commercial residences in Northern Virginia and the Washington DC metro area specializing in sustainable landscaping and eco-friendly design

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We pride ourselves on not only creating unique designs to fulfill our clients dreams, but also in being one of the most ecologically sound design firms on the planet.


Magee Design works with only the best stonemason and hardscaping crews.  Let us create your dream outdoor room so you can come home, relax and enjoy your entire home.


Together we'll listen to your wants and needs and compliment your home with welcoming plantings designed to thrive in the conditions in which you live 

Bringing a bit of color to an already beautiful place


When we were first called out to this estate, the main thing the owner wanted was to solve some erosion and run-off problems from their pastures.  Not only did we capture storm water runoff in a series of rain gardens, we made the entire residence shine throughout the year.



Sustainable living in the modern subdivision landscape


Each of our landscapes represent a unique bond between the natural world and the man-made landscape.  The modern suburb can be a boring place to drive through with repetitive landscapes dotting house after house.  Our unique approach will not only beautify your home, but give you a little bit of flair in an otherwise ho-hum surrounding.



A patriot landscapes his property with native plants


Working together with the homeowner, we created a landscape that not only ties the landscape to the surrounding natural areas, but reflects the owner's passion and patriotism.



High end farm life


An estate in Front Royal, VA that is also a working farm added a number of pollinator gardens not only to help nature heal itself, but to increase crop production through improved pollination



A small garden brings in the butterflies and increases neighborhood biodiversity


It's always amazing to us how much beauty can be brought to a small space when you think outside the box.  This little space went from mundane to spectacular in a matter of moments with the help of our design team.



The owner's of this home built their 'age in place' home to be their last home and then built the landscaping around it to be low maintenance, bird and wildlife friendly and beautiful in all seasons.  The landscaping is now the prize of the neighborhood highlighting the fact that native plants in the landscape are the way to go for the future of a sustainable ecosystem.