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We create unique environments!  To get a free consultation, please contact us.  We look forward to meeting with you. 


What We Do


The Landscapes By Design Group :

Our goal is to create paintings of nature that reflect the individuality of our clients and the physical nature of the site. Our pencils, shovels, and hands are the brushes upon this canvas. Plants, stones, pergolas, and ponds are our palette of paints. Our gardens must reflect ease of maintenance, lushness of color and texture, and functionality that our contemporary lifestyles demand. We draw inspiration from the history of art and garden design.


Landscapes By Design - Arnie Friedman LLC

  • Bespoke Landscape Design 
  • Project Management
  • Storm Water Systems
  • Rain Gardens, Fountains, and Ponds
  • Ecologically Sustainable Consulting
  • Garden Mentoring and Management
  • Low Voltage Lighting 
  • Meadows and No-Mow Lawns



Landscapes By Design - Abraham Espindola Hernandez (Brian)

  • Garden Installations
  • Patio, Wall, and Driveway Construction
  • Pruning and Perennial Garden Management 
  • Belgian Curbing Installation
  • Rain Garden and Stormwater Management System Installation
  • Retaining Wall System Installation
  • Low Voltage Lighting Installation


Who We Are

Arnie Friedman, Designer


I am a NYBG Certified Landscape Designer and former NY Botanical Garden Instructor. My design services encompass entire landscapes with stonework, water features, and gardens to small intimate plantings, and solving issues like excess storm water, old out of control gardens and intimate fire pits and seating walls. I am a past President of the Bergen Master Gardener Assoc. I lecture around the area on landscape design, outdoor construction, and environmental issues. I have a strong commitment to the environment and try to build gardens that are sustainable and welcoming to dwindling wild bird and native plant species. Of late I have been pioneering the replacement of lawn and turf with meadow like environments of native, deer proof and easy care plantings. My aim is to create “Environmentally Friendly Landscapes.” I own the design and management branch of our little group, L.B.D.  - Arnie Friedman, LLC. 

-Our People-


Abraham Espindola (Brian), Builder


Abraham, known to our clients as Brian, has worked side by side with Arnie for 15 years. He is the meticulous builder of stone walls and patios. Abraham adheres to the latest and best horticultural practices. He is the father of three children and is a great family man. He owns and operates the installation arm of our group L.B.D. - Abraham Espindola Hernandez Co. Patios and stone walls in Saddle River.

What Our Clients Say:

Ken Taber

Relationship: Client 

Project Date: July 2015 

Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000

Arnie did a major landscaping project at our new home. We were delighted with the results, which were creative and beautiful. He also brought the project in at budget. Arnie is a pleasure to deal with, and his integrity is second to none.

Leslie Maltz

Relationship: Friend & Client 

Project Date: May 2014

Fantastic, creative work! Arnie has done a wonderful job in helping us to create a landscape that is unique, appealing, and easy to maintain. His ideas and assistance helped us to create rock gardens, a veggie garden, raised beds, patios, a water feature, and more. We are so fortunate to have Arnie and his team help us along the way. He brought us to the right sources for interesting materials and assisted us in creating a wonderful environment that complements our home. His knowledge and suggestions have been terrific! Each year we added new features and had him help us implement that vision. We highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again .

Dina Grant 

Relationship: Client 

Project Date: July 2013 

Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

Arnie completely listened to what I was trying to do with my landscaping - beautiful but not a lot of maintenance and not too fussy. He was reliable and always came when he said he would. His estimates were accurate. Highly recommended.

Cynthia and Art 

Relationship: Client 

Project Date: May 2014 

Project Price Range: $1,000 - $9,999

 We had a wild, wooded driveway embankment cleaned out, landscaped and planted. They did a wonderful job of getting rid of the brush and vines, then planted a wonderful garden that fits in with the natural backyard we have. It has drainage beds made from the stone from the hill and beautiful plantings on the hill that will, with time, fill in and help control the erosion issues we have. We are thrilled with the outcome.


Relationship: Client 

Project Date: May 2014 

Project Price Range: $10,000 - $49,999

Arnie’s extensive knowledge of native plants, their suitability to our soil, and ideas on how to maximize their effect have created a garden that we look forwards to watching mature over the coming years. With Arnie’s guidance the end result has far exceeded our original conception and we could not be happier enjoying our revitalized property. We cannot recommend Arnie highly enough as someone who works closely with you to deliver an end product that will provide pleasure to you and your family for years to come.

Mark Elman 

Relationship: Client 

Project Date: June 2013 

Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000 

We hired Arnie over two years ago based on the quality of his work and professionalism. We had reviewed his work at other client's homes. The work was outstanding. We were not disappointed. When people pass by they to complement the uniqueness of the landscaping and how much they like the way everything looks. Over the course of two years, Arnie and his incredibly hard working crew installed a paver driveway, walk, rear paver circle and barbecue area. They installed bluestone on our front steps and brownstone our rear steps and patio. They also created unique plantings in the front and rear of our property. These plantings incorporate different colors and textures. The color scheme was selected after we visited a nursery to express our plant preferences. The final selection was Arnie's. It was a pleasure to be surprised by his selection and placement within the landscape. The result is lovely.



  • Certified New York Botanic Garden Graduate of Landscape Design and Horticulture Programs 
  • Master Gardener Association of Bergen County - member, past President
  • Bergen Shade Tree League - coordinator
  • New York Botanical Gardens - - Former instructor
  • New York Botanical Gardens Landscape Design Alumni Association - Board Member
  • Rutgers Master Gardener - Speakers Bureau Chariman & Lecturer


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