About Horticultural Concepts

Our goal at Horticultural Concepts is to not only make your property functional for you, your family, and guests, but to make it the envy of your neighborhood and friends. Our first step is to work with you to identify your priorities and problems, and; the range of options for addressing them. The first “Open Design Meeting” will bring options to your attention that may surprise you in their simplicity and identify common-sense but exciting new approaches that you haven’t considered. From softscape and hardscape to decks, patios, pools, and other additions, we can help you bring a new vision for your property to life!

Gate leading to patio, Eastern MA


Our Unique Designs

Works in your part of Eastern MA

Designs and builds large and small projects of all kinds

Solves landscape and related problems creatively

Provides project design, budgeting and construction

Has a proven track record of success with a huge portfolio of completed projects for your review

Has built $20 million+ of landscape design and home improvements

Is a team of great people working for wonderful clients

Is your #1 best choice for landscape and home improvement design and construction

Who is Mike Walsh?

Mike, Eastern MA

Mike Walsh, principal of Horticultural Concepts, is a leading authority in landscape and architectural design. He has built over $30 million of residential landscape and home improvements, large and small, since 1982 for hundreds of couples. He and his exquisite landscape designs have been featured several times on HGTV and in magazines.

Mike is a natural teacher and leader. He knows every project and couple is unique. After your first consultation, Mike personally guides the process with as much (or as little) client input as desired through to a successful conclusion.

He is motivated by his passion to help his clients by solving problems for them while creating stunning, unique and functional landscapes and home environments. He loves to help his client envision new life and opportunities in their landscape and home. He ensures that every detail of his clients’ concerns is addressed in the design and construction.

Mike has worked in the horticultural field since 1982. He managed a large independent garden center until 1992, when he then followed his dream of designing and building beautiful landscapes and opened Horticultural Concepts.

Our Team

Love, Eastern MA

Love Albrecht Howard

Love has taught for the Arnold Arboretum (Harvard University) and other adult education programs. Her work has been featured on the HGTV and DIY networks. She has studied at the University of Massachusetts, Northeast University and the Landscape Institute of Harvard University. She’s authored a book for aspiring professional garden designers and is passionate about environmental protection.

Love has designed and directed wonderful projects for 24 years.

Nancy, Eastern MA

Nancy Lattanzio

Nancy has lead the design and construction of hundreds of projects, has studied at the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum (Harvard University), is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), the Ecological Landscape Association (ELA) and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). She is a strong advocate for using sustainable landscape practices.

A very accomplished designer, she has supervised crews and directed many projects with us since 1998!

Catherine Wilkie, Eastern MA

Catherine Wilkie

Catherine is a Registered Landscape Architect on the HC team and contributes a strong background in residential landscape design, site planning, permitting and construction management. With a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA and as a long-standing member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Catherine spent 20 years as a landscape architect at Pressley Associates, Inc. a landscape architecture and land planning firm in Cambridge, MA.

Since joining HC in 2010, she has produced stunning residential designs and thrives on creativity and challenging design projects including parking and grading issues solved, producing innovative deck and patio design and lavish perennial gardens.

A Message From Mike

“We create lifestyle-friendly landscapes and homes with integrated design, planning and construction.”

“We are designers first. We are also horticulturists and construction experts who budget correctly and bring the right people to your work. Please explore our site and contact us now. Thank you.”