Testimonials

  • Ruth S. (Hamden)
    “Amy’s knowledge of native plants, her personable nature and her enthusiastic
    commitment to her profession are admirable. Knowing which plants do well in sun or shade and her conscientiousness all contribute to a thoroughly enjoyable landscape design process. Amy’s artistic awareness of plant placement creates a garden that is beautiful to view through multiple seasons and brings a peaceful and relaxing sense of
    serenity.”

    Louise D. (North Haven)
    “Working with Amy is an experience – a wonderful one! She has a great eye for design; she can take an odd shaped space and make it look as if that is the way it was meant to be. She knows how to make various parts of the yard and garden flow; from a more formal and structured design for the front of a house to a more casual and natural space in the back.”

    “She takes into account what is in the existing space (lighting, shade, trees and plantings) with the size and shape of the house and builds with it.” Amy always delivers quality plants, shrubs and trees – she picks out the best for her customers and follows up to make sure all is well. I highly recommend Amy – she will deliver beyond your expectations”.

    Jane and Jerry C. (Westville)
    “AMY= Boundless energy, remarkable creativity, an outstanding knowledge base along with excellent listening skills! This is all wrapped up in a package that shares information well and enjoys playing in the dirt with others!”

    Bill C. (Branford) “Working with Amy is much better than Botany 101. She has a great knowledge of

    both sun and shade loving trees, shrubs and plants coupled with great ideas for unique garden designs. Although I love all the things Amy did at my shade
    gardening house, the Japanese garden area is my favorite. Many compliments from visitors as well. “

    Steve and Rachel W. (New Haven)
    “Every time we look at our yard we marvel at the amazing and beautiful
    transformation that resulted from Amy’s creative landscape design and planting. We are thrilled with the results of her work.”

    Carol H. (Westport)
    “Amy transformed our yard into a serene and beautiful place. What really impressed us was her love and knowledge of plant life and her ability to implement her artistic vision. Amy listened to and responded to our needs. Because we don’t love doing yard work, we wanted beautiful landscaping that was low maintenance. And that is exactly what we got. Couldn’t be happier with our yard."

    David W. (Harwington)
    “When I purchased my home about 2 years ago, I interviewed and researched several landscape designers to create focal points on my 3 acre home. I’m an avid gardener but not an expert.

    Amy from AES Designs was the most experienced and qualified person I interviewed. She was different, when she designed the garden areas she foresaw how they would look 5 to 10 years from now, in their maturity, which I thought was very important!!! She listened to what my ideas were and incorporated them with her thoughts into a beautiful picturesque landscape design.

    I’m very confident that Amy created the best design that I was looking for. Sincerely.”

    Gloria C. (New Haven)
    “Amy can help you create the garden of your dreams. But if you just need some refreshing, give her a pruner and she can transform your yard in an hour.”

    Deb S. and Wendy K. (Meriden)
    “We loved working with Amy and we especially love the gardens and landscaping she designed for our home and yard. She really listened to what we wanted and then used her expertise to make what we envisioned even better.

    Amy was extremely reliable – she showed up when she said she would and the landscaping started and finished right on schedule. We could not be happier and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.”

    Bonnie and Mike S. (Trumbull)
    “Working with Amy was a treat. This effervescent woman listened to our wishes and then creatively designed beautiful, deer-resistant, all-season landscapes for the front and back of our house. In spring, when the lawns are lush and the bulbs and other perennials are in bloom, cars stop and neighborhood walkers comment on how colorful our yard is. That makes our hearts sing.

    In summer, just the right amount of annuals are added to the landscape to keep it beautiful. In the fall, trees and shrubs change to reflect their autumn hues while fall perennials are in bloom. Amy’s professionalism, expertise, keen eye, and vast amount of knowledge, coupled with her fair prices, made for a wonderful experience. We have highly recommended her services to all of our friends.”

    Liz V. (Bethany)
    “Amy did tremendous work on our foundation plantings when we first moved in to our new house. The existing plantings were ‘tired and boring’ looking and she added new life to an otherwise dismal looking spot in the yard. Her wealth of knowledge about plant material is incredible, and SO important when making sure that we match the right plant to the right spot. We get compliments constantly about the ‘curb appeal’ of the yard, and we owe it to her. "

    Rachel A. (Clinton)
    “When we first moved into our house, the landscaping was messy and made the house look unattractive. Thank you so much for all the work you did for us, our landscaping is now the envy of the neighborhood and has increased our house value”.

    Patty G. – Woodbridge
    “Wonderful, wonderful! AES Designs and execution are flawless. Over the past three years, Amy has transformed our yard from bare and boring to beautiful. Her knowledge and conscientious work has successfully dealt with a number of issues including lack of sunlight, an overabundance of critters and more rocks then soil. The more I worked with Amy, the more I’ve learned.”

    Steve I. and Robin R. (Cheshire)
    “You’d be hard-pressed to find a landscape designer that is more knowledgeable than Amy Sampson. She knew exactly what species would thrive in different areas of our landscape then took the time to sit down with us in our home to prepare the designs in real time. This process saved us time and money because it allowed us to immediately react to Amy’s suggested designs and plant material, and then make the necessary changes on-the-fly.

    Amy is very energetic, personable and a pleasure to work with. It’s obvious that she takes great pride in her work very often working elbow to elbow with the installers to ensure the finished product exactly matches the agreed-up design.

    Working with AES Designs saved us money in the long run as she was able to source some pretty exotic plant material from a number of local growers and nurseries then pass the discount on to us. Amy also sat with us in our home to prepare the designs thus eliminating costly back and forth design changes.

    I would highly recommend AES Designs to anyone interested in face-lifting their landscape as Amy is very customer focused, responsive and an extremely knowledgeable landscape professional that takes pride in her work – qualities that are hard to find in a contractor."

    Ron O., Spring Glen Church, Hamden, CT
    “If you are looking for an expert landscape designer with years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing Connecticut garden projects then Amy Sampson of AESDesigns is your first call. Her knowledge, instruction, and enthusiasm will ensure that your gardening project is a successful and enjoyable experience.”

    Linda S. and Howard G. (Westville)
    “We have worked with Amy over the past several years to do our landscaping in stages. She listens to what we ask and responds with great suggestions, such as different types of plants that are deer resistant and what is best to use for shade or sun. People often stop and remark how great our property looks. Thanks to Amy our property has wonderful curb appeal.”
    “Wonderful in Westville”

    David S. (Westport)
    “Magnificent job. Took a swampy backyard and transformed it into a wonderfully tranquil place to sit and enjoy life!”

    Michelle and Ron C. (Orange)
    “We have been doing business with Amy Sampson, AES design for some years now. I recommend Amy Sampson and AES Design highly.

    Amy is very knowledgeable, reliable, pleasant, upbeat, creative, innovative and easy to work with. We have complete confidence in her workmanship, recommendations and suggestions. Gets the job done in a timely fashion. I look forward to our next gardening-landscaping task together…. Wonderful company and person.”

    Ina M. (Branford)
    “The minute I met Amy, I felt relieved that here I have someone who is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of plants and growth patterns. She is a whiz on the computer enabling me to see the design and plants suggested…I cannot thank her enough for getting me through this huge undertaking and designing a most beautiful landscape. We now have a beautiful landscape receiving many compliments.”

    Bill L. (North Haven)
    “To whomever out there that needs an amazing landscape designer:
    I’ve used the regular boring predictable designers for years and now I’m so glad I met Amy…talented, really unique, Amy’s work is amazing! I can’t wait to play in the yard again!!”

    Mark M. (Bethany)
    “I have known Amy Sampson for a number of years now…an invaluable source of professionalism. Amy blends a keen eye for design with a love and extensive knowledge of plants. In creating her designs, Amy not only uses fundamental design principles, but also takes into account the right plant for the right location. In determining the right plant, she considers space requirements allowing for plant growth and observes environmental factors such as lighting exposures, soil conditions, hardiness of plants and even deer resistance. Amy matches her design knowledge and experience with a great deal of passion and energy for the industry, making her a true landscape design professional. I have been lucky enough to enlist her talents in helping me design a landscape for the front of my house; I have complete confidence when recommending her for design projects.”

    Lisa P. (North Haven)
    “I had the pleasure of working with Amy …at my condo complex. Her professionalism and expertise was outstanding. I knew when the Board of Directors, of which I was a member, awarded her the job I would have nothing to worry about…and I didn’t!!! She did an A+ job!!”

    Pat M. (Northford)
    “Using Amy at AES designs was the best decision we made regarding the landscape design and install at our home. The professionalism was excellent. Amy listened to what we wanted and then designed a beautiful landscape. The installation went as planned and our home is beautiful.”

    Andy Brand, Manager, Broken Arrow Nursery
    “Amy has presented several talks for us on a range of topics including designing cottage gardens, sustainable landscaping, and color in the garden. Each of her talks has been well organized and loaded with valuable information demonstrating the effort and research she puts into each topic. She captivates her audiences with great photos, an engaging personality and great sense of humor. Folks always remain after the presentations peppering Amy with questions which she happily answers. We can’t wait to have her back!”

    Captain Michael J. Howley, South Fire District Middletown CT
    “I have known Amy E. Sampson, from AES design for a few years. When she found out that we were building a memorial for 9/11 around the piece of steel we received from the World Trade Center, she wanted to be involved and offered her services to design and assist us with our project. With her help, we were off to a good start. Her efforts in completing this in a timely matter allowed us to start marketing our project. The design fit our facility and highlighted the piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Thank you Amy for all your help.”

    David B. Tudryn, AIA NCARB, Office Manager and Director of Architectural Projects – Rocky Hill Office, Michael Baker Engineering, Inc.
    “Amy has assisted us on a number of commercial projects, each one of them with very specific site challenges and with clients who have very specific needs. She has done an excellent job of working with these clients to develop low-maintenance landscape solutions and plantings which fit nicely into the context of the Towns and neighborhoods where they are placed. She has also a great eye for how smart landscape design, good color selections and a proper sense of scale and volume can complement our teams’ architectural design projects.”