about us

about us

landscape design | installation

Botanical Concerns LLC is a landscape and garden design/build company located in Austin, Texas.  We serve the Central Texas area with landscapes tailored to:

  • Meet the unique and particular needs of our clients.
  • Meet the demands of our local environment.
  • Reflect our regional heritage.

We specialize in the creative use of indigenous building materials and emphasize the use of native and well-adapted plants. We especially enjoy the challenge of difficult terrain and are expert in solving water drainage problems. We do both large and small projects with enthusiasm and attention to detail.

“Gardens need to restore a sense of place, while at the same time exploring fully the wonderful palette of the botanical world.”

–Scott Odgen, Gardening Success with Difficult Soils.  1992.

“It’s getting to be important that we save as much water as we can and grow the kind of plants that can survive on very little water.”

–Benny Simpson, research scientist at Texas A&M at Dallas.

Austin Grow Green Business

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our team

Annie Gillespie, Owner

Annie Gillespie, owner and founder

Annie has enjoyed her involvement with native plants in planned landscapes for the last 30 years beginning with her studies at the University of Montana, graduating with a B.A. in Botany.  What truly sets Annie apart is her creative passion. Annie’s true interest is designing to build; putting what is on paper on the ground. Growing up in the family construction business gave her a background that allows her to take her vision and bring it to reality. The combination of her construction background with a lifelong passion for gardening, makes Annie an unique talent and leader in the field of design/build.

After graduating from University, she worked as a botanist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for seven years.  In 1994, she formed Botanical Concerns and offered a full range of ecological services including surveys, monitoring, analysis and reports.  By 1997, Botanical Concerns had evolved into a full service landscape design/build company specializing in native and well adapted gardens.