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Beautifully Curated Outdoor Spaces

We believe nature and landscapes provide life changing benefits.

You might say we’re obsessed with quality. We hand select plants from top quality growers for our installations, build planters, pergolas, landscape elements and bespoke structures out of stylish and long lasting materials, and care for gardens with an all organic approach.

The principal, Kristin Monji, is a landscape designer, horticulturist and certified arborist from Orange County, California. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Her partner, Cory, is a former mechanical engineer and graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He wears many hats in the business, and also works as a photographer.


Nature. Curated.



NYC Landscape Design
NYC Upper West Side garden with ipe wood pergola, ipe wood fence and ipe wood planters also with a fire table and outdoor kitchen
Brownstone Brooklyn backyard in Brooklyn Heights with new porcelain pavers and custom cedar carpentry and benches along with lush new plantings and trees in the garden


Birch and Basil Design 

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447 Broadway, 2nd Floor #71 | New York, NY 10013

(917) 300-8284

NYC Garden Design

Custom landscaping and personalized plant palettes for your garden space. We’ll incorporate evergreens, shrubs and trees plus perennials and flowers so there’s four seasons of interest. Want to incorporate some veggies, herbs or fruit? We’d love to help. Learn more.

NYC Roof Garden Design

Rooftop gardens for your townhouse, condo, Co-op, common space or apartment. We have experience navigating Co-op boards and the Department of Buildings along with other approval processes. Learn more.

NYC Backyard Design

We collaborate with homeowners, architects, interior designers, contractors and developers to help our clients achieve the gardens of their dreams. Learn more.

NYC Terrace Design

We produce designs from their earliest stages through completion. Utilizing a custom approach involving initial consultations, site analysis, conceptual development, and project management, we satisfy and surpass the high expectations of our clients. Learn more.

Custom Outdoor Kitchens

Your outdoor kitchen can bring all the creature comforts from your interior kitchen outside. Choose from sinks, refrigerators, stoves, grills, plus center islands, custom carpentry and cabinetry. We can design the perfect kitchen that fits your needs and space. Choose from custom surfaces and finishes like soapstone and ipe for a truly unique space. Learn more.

Pergola Design

The ideal landscape, whether it’s a backyard, rooftop, terrace or brownstone, typically needs some privacy, shade and visual structure. This is where a pergola comes in. Our team can also recommend other avenues to provide privacy and shade such as cantilever umbrellas, awnings, shade sails and other custom structures. Learn more.