Landscape Design, Build & Install

Our landscape design staff is comprised of expert designers, horticulturists, and arborists. For decades, we’ve created new, restored old, and enhanced existing landscapes for thousands of clients around southeastern Wisconsin. Our talents include traditional, naturalistic, formal, native, Eastern, and new-American garden landscapes.

Residential, Commercial, and Municipal

Johnson’s Nursery specializes in softscape planting, outcropping, and mass plantings. Our clients include single-family residential homeowners, home builders and developers, commercial developers, renovationists, colleges, and municipalities. Our specialties include:

  • Traditional Plantings

  • Property Green Screens

  • Edible & Fruit Plants

  • Natural Areas

  • Restoration Plants

  • Foundation Plantings
  • Large Specimen Plants

  • Rain Gardens

  • Native Landscapes

  • Bird & Pollinator Plants

Meet Our Landscape Designers

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Brian Thomas

Horticulturist, Landscape Designer, Arborist

Brian has been a landscape designer with Johnson’s Nursery for 13 years, using his extensive knowledge of arboriculture and horticulture to create incredible outdoor environments. Brian combines his understanding and love of trees and plants with a creative eye, mixing foliage, color, size, and texture to produce beautiful designs. Brian encourages the use of native plants wherever possible and enjoys working with clients to find the right balance to achieve beautiful, sustainable, and functional landscapes.

Carrie Hennessy

Horticulturist, Landscape Designer

Carrie has been with Johnson’s Nursery since 2008. Carrie leads the team in residential and softscape projects. Carrie is an on-screen personality with numerous how-to videos, a public speaker and educator, and is a major contributor to Johnson’s Nursery’s knowledgebase.

Jillian Zetting

Horticulturist, Landscape Designer

Jillian has been with Johnson’s Nursery for 29 years, beginning as a landscape installation crew member, advancing to foreperson, and then putting her love of plants and her education in landscape design to work as a designer. Her passion for plants and desire to help people create great outdoor spaces is what drives Jillian. She is a proponent of incorporating native plants into landscapes, using local ecotype species not only for their beauty but to help preserve our local ecosystem.

Our Focus is Your Plants

Our Roots Run Deep in
Local Landscape Designs

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Interested in DIY Landscaping?

Is your budget scope under $2,000? Check out We Plan-You Plant, a DIY service geared towards smaller, single-section DIY projects. You provide us with all the details about your yard, then our landscape designers create a design at no cost if you purchase your plants with us!

Landscape Design Hours & Contact

Landscape Design
Hours & Contact

By appointment.