Submitted by Wayne and Claudia Aaron
“It is with sincere pleasure that we give Russ Hawkinson the highest possible referral recommendation.

In over forty years of working with hundreds of home improvement suppliers and contractors, we can honestly say that Russ was the best contractor we have ever dealt with. He truly exceeded our expectations by delivering value for the money with exceptional quality of workmanship and creative beauty when transforming our property.

Russ is an exceptionally gifted landscape designer. He listens and understands your desires and then with uncommon creativity and vision delivers a masterpiece over and over again. Whether it is the selection of plants, shrubs and ornamental trees appropriate for Atlanta’s climate, exceptional water features with fish ponds and waterfalls, or extensive hardscape with boulders and stack stone, Russ is the best you will ever have the opportunity to work with.

We worked with Russ for over 14 months to transform nearly two acres surrounding our home in Sandy Springs into our definition of a “Garden of Eden”. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our experiences and the value we received in further detail, as well as share our beautifully landscaped property with any prospective client of Russell Hawkinson. Russ knows how to contact us. We look forward to meeting you.”

Submitted by Scott and Roseanne Carroll
“In the next few years we hope to move to Colorado, and in the process we are taking a good look at our house here and realize you have made our ordinary house look beautiful. We want you to know that the entire neighborhood enjoys your work. As we live on a very visible corner, we receive all kinds of compliments on the exquisite landscape you have installed. My personal favorite is the stone wall by the pond. It is stunning and our grandchildren love the built in bench. I also love the little surprise plants tucked into corners here and there. In addition to the beauty we get to enjoy each day and each season, it is amazing we have come
through this 3 year drought with little damage. We thank you for choosing the right plants yet maintaining some variety. Your talent is quite amazing.”

Please tell all the guys how much we appreciate their work and talents.

Submitted by Chuck and Susie Lybrook – Dunwoody, Georgia
“A few years ago, we asked Russell Hawkinson to transform our 2 acre densely wooded site, overrun with underbrush, to a Garden that was functional as well as beautiful. It was a challenge requiring great imagination, a thorough knowledge of horticulture and the need to work within a budget. The result was a Landscape Design that was extremely creative in working with the difficult terrain yet practical enough for our lifestyle. Russell’s attentiveness to detail served to have our gardens included in the prestigious ‘2006 Dream Gardens of Dunwoody Tour’. Russell proved to be very easy to work with through the entire project and effectively managed all of the work to schedule and cost.”
Submitted by Jane and JL Jerden
“Russell Hawkinson and his crew of hard working and talented men were highly recommended by some friends about five years ago. He drew some plans for a small portion of our garden. The garden was dramatically improved and Russell moved on to other areas. We no longer needed drawings, but told him to do the job and we would like it. We have been very pleased with each experience.

Plant materials have been of top quality and Russ will make every effort to find unusual or unique specimen plants upon request. The stone work (walls and an outdoor fireplace) is very good and we love our pond. We have enjoyed a good working relationship with the entire crew and enthusiastically recommend them.”

Submitted by Regina Brown

” Russell is an artist! He took a very overgrown, neglected yard and turned it into a beautiful garden retreat. The work was done promptly without any delays. He handled everything from clearing, grading,rock terracing, walkways, plant selection, and planting. He is friendly, extremely knowledgeable and professional. You will not find a better landscaper!”