Thomas Wirth Associates, Inc. is a firm of professional landscape architects, planners, and designers who is committed to creating extraordinary outdoor spaces that are visually beautiful, artfully functional, and environmentally sound. Founded in Sherborn MA by Thomas Wirth in 1982, and joined in 1996 by son Wesley Wirth, the practice has over 35 years of design experience. The main office is located in Sherborn MA, and a new branch office was opened in Phippsburg, ME in 2012.
We serve clients with a broad spectrum of design services, including: residential landscapes, specialty gardens, public parks, institutional and corporate campus environments, and sustainable agricultural design. We approach every engagement with the experience, intuition, flexibility and aesthetic sensibility necessary to create highly-individualized designs that will endure over time; always striving to create spaces and experiences which have deep meaning and connection to our shared environment and culture. The firm holds the distinction of having designed the country’s most extensive Azalea Garden, The Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl in Pine Mountain, Georgia. While working with Sasaki Associates, Tom Wirth led the team responsible for The National Herb Garden, the largest assembly of themed herb gardens in the country at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
Wes Wirth heads the Boston / Sherborn office which is located on a research farm exploring permaculture, 4-season gardening, food forest experimentation, environmental sculpture, and other innovative and productive landscape practices. We believe the synergy between sustainability and meaningful design is essential to creating contemporary landscapes, and firmly practice what we preach. Wes has an undergraduate degree in Performance and Composition from The New England Conservatory (with distinction), and two master’s degrees from Harvard University in Planning, and Landscape Architecture.
Tom Wirth heads the Portland / Phippsburg office which is associated with the ecological development and stewardship of a remarkable coastal property with noteworthy landscape features. He has a BS degree in Horticulture from Rutgers University, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. Tom has lectured extensively at garden clubs, horticultural symposia, plant society programs, and at universities locally and nationally. He served regularly as landscape architect for the PBS This Old House and The Victory Garden programs for twenty years. His publications include The Victory Garden Landscape Guide (1984), Better Homes and Gardens New Garden Book (contributing author, 1990), Plant Sciences for Students (contributing author, 2000), as well as many professional trade magazine articles. Tom holds professional licenses in MA and ME.
Our projects are distinctive because they establish a meaningful connection between nature and people. We accomplish this by;
We are an ecologically conscientious firm. Every design, material, and construction decision considers impacts on the environment and reflects our belief that we are all stewards of the land. Our priorities and goals are to encourage:
We are happy to share additional accomplishments, qualifications, experience and capabilities upon request.