Stephen Coan is creating beautiful gardens & landscapes during the pandemic helping people connect to nature in their own yards.

Landscape Design, Horitculture, Consulting, & Installations

Stephen Coan, LLC

Nature Inspired Gardens & Landscapes

Residential, Commercial, Institutional, & Public Gardens


Winner Best of Houzz 2018, 2019, 2020

Stephen Coan, of Stephen Coan, LLC is an award winning Landscape Designer, Horticulturist, Plantsman, Consultant, Craftsman, and Artist.  He exclusively designs, consults, and installs bespoke designed landscapes & nature inspired fine gardens that are timeless, memorable, and meaningful for the discerning Client. 


The plant-driven nature inspired gardens and landscapes that he creates, many of which include new patios and walkways, are beautiful, lush, have meaning, and are layered and intermingled with multi-seasons of flowering interest with overlapping flowering blooms throughout the growing seasons that attract butterflies, birds, and other pollinators and also have visual interest throughout the winter.  Many of his gardens are based upon solar and celestial events and the passage of time using unique naturalistic garden design and ecological plantings. 


In the fall of 2019 Stephen received a Level 3 Certification in Ornamental Horticulture from Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square, Pa. studying over 1,800 plants and is one of only two or three others to hold this Certification.


One client, Susan B. writes: "Stephen designed an absolute oasis for me. He has impeccable taste and extensive knowledge of plants and local wildlife. My goal was to create a backyard haven for people, birds, bees and butterflies. I got all of that and so much more.  I now have a room outdoors in which to spend my most valuable time!"


They are ecologically guided and environmentally friendly using sustainable green practices and water drainage management with a combination of designed hardscapes and the use of native and ornamental plant species that are site appropriate for the soil, lighting, and environmental conditions, and are not considered to be invasive plants or harmful to the environment or local ecosystem. 


His gardens are in the realm between and uniting The New Perennial Movement, Naturalistic Plantings, The New American Garden Design, and Ecological Planting Design with an emphasis on creating beautiful long blooming multi-season gardens that provide habitat and attract butterflies, birds, and other pollinators with an eye on low-maintenance with minimal inputs within a given garden.  


His process starts out with a detailed questionnaire and discussions with the client to get a feel for the direction and concept of the project that then progresses into looking for any issues that might need correcting – invasive plants, drainage problems, poor soils, wind issues, water management – then moves on with the layout of the entire landscape designing the flow and feel of the landscape and the possible views bringing the visitors out and into the designed spaces then progressing into the design of the needed hardscape features - patios, walkways, outdoor living spaces, ponds, rain gardens, pergolas, gazebos, etc. - that are then followed by the nature inspired plant forward gardens that he creates. 


Stephen is an ecological landscape design artist located at Ferret Hollow Gardens. 

He's certified by Longwood Gardens in both Landscape Design and a Level 3 Certification in Ornamental Horticulture.

APLD - Professional Member -   Association of Professional Landscape Designers
NWF -  National Wildlife Federation - Community Habitat Team Leader

Stephen provides garden and landscape consulting, landscape design, Master Plans, garden design, planting design, land art, sculpture, plant lists, native pollinator management, project installation consulting services, planting installation, rainwater management, and garden coaching for residential, commercial, institutional, and public gardens.  Meadows, rain gardens, butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, water features, custom stone, wood and metal work, benches, arbors, land sculptures, land forming, lighting, and wildlife habitat garden projects.


The best gardens are done together with input from the client.


Stephen creates beautiful environmentally friendly and sustainable landscapes and gardens. 


"I work closely with my clients to create an outdoor experience that they will enjoy throughout the years."


Gail C. writes:  "He was the first person I talked to who was willing to even let me be part of it--all the others said they would prefer to plan it themselves. His knowledge of plants is immense."

Richard A. writes: "Stephen's design is a knockout in every season, with flash in the summertime and a stark beauty in the winter."

  • Landscape Design & Consulting
  • Master Plans, Landscape Plans, Garden Plans, Planting Plans
  • Hardscape Design - Patios, Walkways, Porches, Decks, Arbors, Pergolas, Gazebos, Sheds...
  • Garden, Landscape, and Outdoor Living Design, Consulting, and Plant Installation
  • Private Green & Environmentally Friendly Garden Instruction, Consulting, and Lecturing
  • Certified Wildlife Habitat Gardens & Pollinator Gardens
  • Organic, Green, and Sustainable Landscape Practices.
  • Butterfly, Pollinator, and Bird Attracting Gardens
  • Ponds and Water Features
  • Water Drainage Management
  • Rain Gardens
  • Contemplation Gardens
  • Planter Design
  • Land Art
  • Labyrinths
  • Custom Designs for Land Forming/Land Art, Stone, Wood, and Metal Works - Fences - Arbor - Sheds - Benches - Mobiles - Sculptures - Etc.
  • Large Network of Artists to work with for needed Art Pieces, Sculpture, Paintings, Mosiacs, etc.
  • Project Installation Consulting
  • Wildlife Habitat Restoration
  • Landscape Lighting Design

Design Projects include:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Montessori Academy, Delran, NJ
  • The Perkins Center of the Arts
  • The Town of Collingswood, NJ
  • DIY Network Home Remodeling Program
  • Various Private Residences in NJ, PA, and DE.

By Appointment Only.

Stephen Coan
Stephen Coan, LLC

Nature Inspired Gardens
Landscape Design, Consulting, & Installation
131 Lawnside Avenue
Collingswood, NJ  08108

NJHIC# 13VH08688500

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Stephen Coan is the Owner and Caretaker of Ferret Hollow Gardens, a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Certified Pollinator Habitat.