Maria von Brincken, APLD

  • A certified landscape designer by profession and an artist and gardener by obsession.
  • Provides you with custom landscape garden plans and/or consults with you about specific problems.
  • Creates beautiful flower gardens that also solve those pesky site problems, and makes your home look amazing.
  • Designs environmentally friendly landscapes because its really important.
  • Thinks good design makes a difference to your everyday life.
  • Celebrates over 15 years in professional practice.
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Landscape Education & Certifications

  • Graduate certificate from Radcliffe Seminars Landscape Program, Radcliffe College (now known as the Landscape Institute, Boston), 1994.
  • International Certification from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), 2003.

Awards & Published Work:

  • New Home in an Existing Neighborhood, won Third Place in the International Design Competition, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, 2003.
  • Current contributor to the international gardening blog
  • Current blog ‘A Garden Makers Notes’.
  • Former Contributing Editor to LandShapes Magazine
  • Contributor to Perspectives, New England Landscape and Design History Association’s Journal, 2012
  • Former Monthly columnist, the Sudbury Town Crier, 1994-99
  • Featured in Taunton Press’s , Front Yard Idea Book, 2004
  • Fine Gardening Magazine insert featuring a front entry garden design in, April 2002.
  • Featured in Landscape Ideas You Can Use, 2012
  • Segment Spotlight, Dream Gardens, New England Channel News,

Speaker & Workshop Leader

  • New England Flower Show, Garden Clubs, and Plant Societies
  • Ecological Landscape Association’s Winter Conference
  • Featured lecturer for Fine Gardening Regional Conference
  • Symposiums for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
  • Classes, workshops, courses for Radcliffe Seminars Landscape Design Program
  • Workshops at Rowe Conference Center

Professional memberships

  • Association of Professional Designers (APLD)
  • Ecological Landscape Association (ELA)
  • New England Landscape Design and History Association (NELDHA)


  • Current President for the New England Chapter of Professional Landscape Design (APLDNE) and has held officer positions since 2003.
  • Former Town of Sudbury Design Review Board as both board member and Chair.


Note: People often use the terms landscape architect, landscape architecture, and landscaper interchangeably with landscape design and landscape designer.