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tours and features

Coming soon: Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour, 4 November 2017

2016 Cool House Tour

Barley and Pfeiffer remodeled this house on the edge of a steep hill to a creek required a lot of terracing to create outdoor living and avoid unsightly railing. Garden features xeric plants, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and more.

2015 Inside Austin Gardens Tour – Travis County Master Gardeners Association

Featured on Central Texas Gardener (see video features). Botanical Concerns designed and constructed all outdoor elements, and collaborated with the contractor and architect on the driveway layout. All masonry for pool and patio was executed by Botanical Concerns’ in-house crew.

2014 Cool House Tour

Barley & Pfeiffer Architects home. Sponsor.

2013 Cool House Tour

The preservation of existing trees and the choice of native plants further this new home in Rollingwood’s ability to blend into the Hill Country landscape.

2012 NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)

This bungalow is worlds away from where it began.  Botanical Concerns was part of the design team of a CG&S Design-Build whole house renovation/expansion.  Increase curb appeal started with a new porch and walkway.  A private stone patio leads to a lovely cottage garden with loads of privacy.

2011 AIA Tour & 2012 Cool House Tour

A dramatic cliff side home with a naturalistic landscape that withstood the heat and drought of 2010 & 2011.  A 5 star Green Building project.

2011 Cool House Tour

Botanical Concerns LLC was part of the design team with Barley & Pfeiffer Architects and Oliver Custom Homes.  This was a remodeled house on West 6th Street.  The project received a 5 star Green Building Certification.

2011 Interior Design Homes Tour

This project is located in a Northwest Hills’ neighborhood and presented many elevation challenges.  The landscape solutions included working with many of the existing natural elements including a canyon wall entry.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Gardens on Tour 2005, 2008 & 2010

3 separate projects were selected to be part of this prestigious annual garden tour.

2010 Outdoor Living Tour

Annie Gillespie’s personal garden was selected for this tour.

2010 KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener

Annie’s personal garden was featured.

HGTV: “My House is Worth What?”

Annie Gillespie, owner of Botanical Concerns LLC, participated for the 2nd time on a HGTV show. This time it was with My House is Worth What? Annie came up with a design for the backyard that would increase the value and market appeal of the home. Aired: Summer 2008.

AIA Austin Homes Tour

Botanical Concerns LLC was honored to be a participating sponsor in the 2006 AIA Austin Homes Tour. The Tarrytown “Craftsman Cottage” designed by Barley & Pfeiffer Architects features our trademark boulder work and distinct perennial gardens. This home was also included on the 2007 National AIA Tour.

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center: Gardens on Tour 2005

One of our residential landscapes was included in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Gardens on Tour 2005.

HGTV: “Landscapers’ Challenge 2005”

Annie Gillespie, founder and principal of Botanical Concerns, participated in HGTV’s Landscapers’ Challenge. Botanical Concerns’ team was challenged with transforming a nondescript prairie wildscape with drainage problems into a welcoming green space.  The result was a captivating native landscape with creative stonework, a pond and bridge spanning a creek bed.

kind words
“You are an orderly-thinking, engineering kind of artist but you also know how to explain complex situations to make them sound easy.” – Linda Lehmusvirta, Producer with KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener

“Botanical Concerns and Annie’s team transformed my un-designed front yard half acre into a magical entrance for my home. We worked together to incorporate how I roughly envisioned a new approach to my front door, driveway, parking & drainage creek with her expertise of plant & tree selection… Many details were planned which took into account all of my run-off and water issues. The experience was outstanding, I’m very very pleased and I highly recommend Botanical Concerns! I am already thinking of my next stage project. I will use them again for all my landscape design needs, without hesitation.” – Former Client

“We built a new home and Annie’s firm did all of the hard scape and landscape. The results were just what we were hoping for. Her vision for the project included several creative solutions to overcome some challenges unique to our yard… Her selection of plants are both practical (we live in a constant state of drought is Texas) and beautiful. Her choices for planters, ground cover, and pathways are also beautiful and practical. She listened to our requirements for the project and exceeded our expectations. She was very flexible when we asked for some changes in plant selection. Lastly, the project started and finished on schedule and was on budget.” – Former Client

“Annie had the very difficult task of coming in after a tremendous upset with another group. She was ultimately able to exceed our expectations and resolve our difficulties in numerous areas of the project. More importantly, she and her team communicated well and promptly, exhibited consistent concern for quality, and had an above average ability to resolve the two divergent aesthetic interests of my spouse and I. The quality of construction was excellent and the crew top-notch. Further, Annie has a stunning botanical knowledge with a planting strategy that is designed to improve and mature for years. Big applause from this couple!” – Former Client

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our friends

City of Austin Grow Green. A City of Austin program offering a comprehensive landscaping program with an emphasis on water quality protection.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Lady Bird Johnson’s Wildflower Center located in Austin.

Central Texas Gardener (KLRU). A TV show called Central Texas Gardener that showcases Central Texas gardens.

Austin Grow Green Business