Shelly gave us a very creative and beautiful design that far exceeded our expectations. She is very personable and easy to work with. She began by asking our preferences for design and types of plants, and then modified the plan in stages as she addressed our concerns (and even our occasional changes of mind!) Shelly was very involved throughout the process, helping with the plant placement, and even coming after the project was finished. Her assistance on planting day was invaluable. We are so thrilled with the finished product! We highly recommend her landscape design services!
Gail Bangert
We recently completed the construction of our home and needed a full landscape plan to best incorporate the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Landscape Design West (Shelly Abbott) listened to what we wanted and exceeded our expectations.
Sue Steen
It was so great working with Shelly and Landscape Design West. She brought so much creativity and interest to my landscape. Shelly was great at listening to what I liked and turning it into something beautiful. Thank you so much - I love my front and back yards!
Julie Darling
Shelly is a good listener, intuitive designer and it is always a pleasure to work with Landscape Design West. They have completed for us two large projects. Both areas grow more beautiful every year and both are a graceful symphony of design and color, and with very little maintenance. 
Adaya Roberts
Working with Landscape Design West and Shelly Abbott has been a super experience on two fronts. She is excellent at bringing home owners into the design process, capturing and enhancing each person’s desired moods or viewsheds. We had an unrealistically long wish list of cacti and flowering desert plants. Shelly incorporated them all into the final product, yielding different but integrated panoramas for each aspect of the house. Second, she produced a yard that is vibrantly alive every month of the year. A profusion of flowers evolves through the seasons, with new little pleasures popping out all the time. As a result, we have humming birds and butterflies year ‘round, flocks of birds, even a visiting bobcat. Shelly’s landscape makes outdoor living focused around our veranda a true joy.
Betty and Jerry Eckert
Landscape Design West has been great to work with. Shelly Abbott and team are friendly, positive, and full of helpful ideas. She is extremely giving of her time, and she worked closely with the landscaping crew who installed her plans. She was here when boulders were being placed, basins and swales were created, and visited several times to guide the masonry crew who installed the courtyard wall and hardscape patio that was put in. More than a year after completion she will still come by to see what things might need rethinking and tweaking and respond to questions we might have. You get much more than a plan on paper when you hire her. We enthusiastically recommend Shelly Ann Abbott because she is so affable, has extreme levels of skill and knowledge, gives great customer service, and genuinely cares about customer satisfaction and the end result. We get daily pleasure from her vision and have not only raised our own property value.
Mere and Paula McPheeters
We strongly recommend Shelly as a landscape designer with excellent design skills, knowledge of the region and wonderful customer focus. She really listened to how we wanted to transform our property and helped us shape a plan that fit our vision as well as our property and lifestyle. She brought so many good ideas to the table and partnered with us every step of the way for landscape and hardscape. We are just finishing now and loving the result. Thank you, Shelly. I had so much fun I want to find another project to work on together!
Diane Torrance
We worked with Shelly on two projects, our home in the Tucson foothills and a triplex in Central Phoenix. In both instances, her take-your-breath-away creativity transformed the properties. Our house in Tucson is on the side of a hill and our living room window looked out on the roof of our garage; a true eyesore. Shelly redesigned the space into a multi-level sanctuary for us and for the many birds and butterflies that now frequent the property. We are thankful every day for Shelly and her work. Our triplex in Phoenix was on nearly a quarter acre of land, all of which was in Bermuda grass. Water bills were excessive and Shelly's design turned the property into a water-efficient oasis that is pleasing to tenants and owners alike. Shelly is an absolute delight to work with. A bundle of positive energy, she brought dazzling creativity, rock-solid knowledge of Southwest plants, and a joyous sense of humor and fun to the projects. Plus, she is ethical, and responsive. We've worked with other landscape architects, and Shelly surpasses them all in terms of creative output and quality of the working relationship. We couldn't be more satisfied.
Dale Dacquisto and Dave Crowley

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