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Landscape Design and Installation

Professional Landscape Design & Installation

At Harlow Gardens, our goal is to create a space for you that is both beautiful and usable.

Whether your yard is a blank canvas or just needs updating, our Landscape Designers can help you turn your ideas and dreams into a reality. They can work with you to design a plan that will incorporate the features that are important to you, be it a patio for entertaining, a play area for the kids, or a quiet retreat for yourself.

Our Landscape Designers share over 50 years of combined experience. Due to their skill, creativity, and knowledge, they have received recognition and won numerous awards over the years from such organizations as the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, Associated Landscape Contractors of America, National Landscape Association, Southern Arizona Water Resources Association, and The Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Meet Our Landscape Design Experts

John M. Harlow, Jr.

John M. Harlow, Jr. has over 50 years of experience in the green industry. He has worked at Harlow’s since 1956 when his parents owned and operated Harlow Gardens; a business they started in 1939. Today John and twin brother Bill are co-owners, and John heads the Landscape Department. A multiple award-winning landscape designer, John especially enjoys the opportunity to work with people who want to remodel an existing landscape–a specialty many landscape designers avoid.

Clay Thompson

Clay Thompson came to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona but grew up in Santa Fe, NM. As early as the third grade, he remembers admiring the black on black design of potter Maria Martinez during a field trip to a Zuni pueblo where she lived at the time. As a landscape designer, the shapes and textures of Native American artwork continue to influence him. Clay and his wife Julie have one son and one daughter, and together they enjoy collecting artwork for their home. Clay is a gourmet chef and also stays busy cross-stitching, sewing, and building frames for his tapestries.

Micaela Machado

Micaela Machado was born in Nogales, AZ and raised in Tucson. She graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School and then earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts/Business from the University of Arizona. After many years of designing and sculpting themed environments across the country she returned to Tucson to earn her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. As a way to learn her plant palate before graduate school, Micaela worked in the nursery here at Harlow Gardens! Micaela and her husband, who were high school sweethearts, have two sons.

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