The new landscape design of the unique 2 1/2 acre site was conceived as a part of a larger transformation of the home inspired by the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens. We worked in collaboration with the architect and interior designer to create gardens integrally tied to the home's architecture. A strong axis was created through the site from the front pond to the series of 'outdoor' rooms extending into the native planting beyond.

The pool was repositioned back into the garden to allow for the creation of a new raised courtyard, expressive of the English Country Garden style. This...

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The fall season is upon us and with it brings the opportunity for extraordinary seasonal color. Fall’s seasonal color comes in an array of shapes, sizes, and textures suitable for any garden style. Depending on your garden, these versatile plants can fill your beds, borders, and containers with rich hues throughout the season.

See our Garden Management team’s top seasonal color selections that will make your garden extraordinary this autumn.


Since 1975, McDugald Steele's award-winning landscape architects have been designing some of Houston's most extraordinary gardens. The team's superior knowledge and expertise provides a client with trusted guidance while designing their dream garden. The level of detail our licensed landscape architects provide is prevalent on every McDugald Steele garden and is simply unmatched.

See the design detail our landscape architects bring to every McDugald Steele project.

Conceptual Design Development

A garden's design should be a direct reflection of the home's...

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After the historic winter freeze, our Garden Management & Installation teams have been diligently working to restore your gardens. As a result of our expert team of landscape professionals' attention to detail and consistent nurturing, gardens are exhibiting extraordinary growth.

Just A Few of Our Remarkable Results

Spectacular Sprouts

We have witnessed a remarkable rebound in some our classic favorites like Azaleas and Fig Ivy, with the use of our custom-blended organic fertilizer, close monitoring, and a little...


Firmly Rooted & Growing Daily At Our "Green" Certified LEED Gold Building

As a contributing member of the sustainable construction and landscape design community, McDugald Steele values green-friendly practices in all aspects and operations of the company. In an effort to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint, our primary office building — once an abandoned furniture showroom — was redesigned and renovated to become a healthy, high-performance workplace. The eco-friendly updates and optimizations, now completed, allows our office to run seamlessly on a system that...