Jonathan Keep Landscape Design

About

 
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Jonathan Keep,  Principal

"Each project is defined by its conditions.  We do not answer them with a single ideology or method but instead respond with a synthesis from the progressive study of horticulture, ecology, engineering, built works and writings from the continuum of landscape architecture practice.  Ultimately we try to surprise, delight and educate our clients with the possibilities of their land."

Jonathan Keep holds a Master in Landscape Architecture Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and founded the firm in 2001.    He grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, escaping chores to explore surrounding quarries, streams, and woods.  His first paid job in horticulture was dividing award winning daylilies and turning over compost piles for his grandmother in Maryland.  At Vassar College, surrounded by a 1,000 acre arboretum,  he studied art/architectural history and film making.  After college Jonathan supervised a horticulture pre-vocation program at the Devereux Foundation based on E. O. Wilson's Biophilia Hypothesis which was awarded Garden Design Magazine's Golden Trowel Award for 'Best Healing Garden'.