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Austin J. Ganim

President & Senior Landscape Designer

Seasonal Planter Blues

Austin has been working in all aspects of the nursery business for as long as he can remember, growing up amidst the aisles of Ganim’s Garden Center. It was a natural transition for him to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather into the family business, making him the third generation to provide the greater Fairfield area with gardening and landscape services.

Upon receiving his degree in Horticulture from University of Connecticut Austin decided he would expand the garden center’s repertoire to include landscape design and installation services. With the inception of Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC in 2003 Austin’s new endeavour was off the ground and running. Over the course of the year he realized that many home owners did not have the time, knowledge or ability to properly maintain their investments, to better service his customers needs he acquired Lawn Care of Fairfield LLC the following year.

Eva I. Chiamulera, ASLA, PLA

Landscape Architect

Eva joined the Austin Ganim Landscape Design Team in 2008, bringing with her invaluable experience from her work at several prominent landscape architecture firms in both Boston and New York. Her design work ranges from cottage gardens to large residential estates. Eva received both her bachelor’s and masters degrees from Cornell University where she studied, landscape architecture, horticulture, historic preservation and planning. She also interned at the university's botanical garden the Cornell Plantations.

Eva’s design philosophy is based on practical knowledge and years of hands-on horticultural experience.  Understanding not only the importance of each individuals landscape expressing the owners aesthetic and personal taste but creating garden rooms that act as an extension of the home.  Through the years Eva has developed extensive plant and material palate that has been honed to create enduring landscapes rich in color and texture, complementing the existing natural and architectural elements.

Seasonal Planter in Red Shades

Roger Engle

Landscape Designer

Roger re-joined the AGLD staff in the Spring of 2016 after gaining valuable design/build experience in the New Haven County Area. He has a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Connecticut. In addition to being an integral part of our design team Roger has extensive plant knowledge and handles our plant material procurement. He is a NOFA Accredited Organic Landcare Professional and is in the process of completing his exams to become a licensed landscape architect.


Michael Hehir

Maintenance Manager

Fall Planter

Michael brings a wealth of experience with property maintenance, plant healthcare and customer service to his position as Maintenance Manager. He focuses on developing custom programs that drive results and service offerings. Prior to joining Austin Ganim Landscape Design, Michael has worked for both commercial landscape and residential design/build firms. Throughout his career, Michael has managed commercial, municipal and residential properties as well as overseeing many of Fairfield’s premier athletic fields. Michael is an accredited Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association member and maintains a Connecticut supervisory license for turf and ornamentals.

2014 International Landscape Design Awards Competion

Merit Award Winner

2014 APLD Merit Award Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC has recieved a Merit Award, in the category of planting design, for their work at Fairfield, CT garden designed for children, which incorporated bird & butterfly attracting plants, by the Association of Professional Landscape Design. The project will be featured the fall 2014 issue of The Designer.

2013 International Landscape Design Awards Competion

Merit Award Winner

Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC has recieved a Merit Award, in the category of planting design, for their work at a beach area residence in Westport, CT by the Association of Professional Landscape Design. The project will be featured on page 14 of the fall 2013 issue of The Designer.


Professional Affiliations

Our professional memberships and affiliations include the national and Connecticut chapters of both the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA and CTASLA), and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD and APLDCT), as well as the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County Inc. (HBRA), the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), the Garden Conservancy, the American Horticultural Society (AHS), the Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association (CNLA), Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA).

AGLD Professional Affiliations

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