I created Chain Bridge Native Landscapes, located in McLean, Virginia, because I care deeply about the health of our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay and want to promote sustainable landscape principles and practices in the Northern VIrginia/D.C. area. I provide design and consultation services to property owners who would like to have an ecologically functional landscape, one that promotes wildlife habitat, natural beauty, and a sense of connection with nature. Native plant garden design, conservation landscapes, rain gardens, and stormwater management are some of my primary areas of focus. I provide these services to clients of all sizes, and to those who are searching for a turnkey solution or those who prefer to do it themselves, but need some assistance.
I am a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP Level 2, Design and Installation) and hold a Master of Professional Studies in Landscape Design and Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscape Design from George Washington University. I am also a Virginia Master Naturalist (certified in Fairfax County) and a member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance, the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, the Virginia Native Plant Society, Earth Sangha, and Landscape Designers Group.
- Barbara Ryan