Influential Landscape Architects in Miami
Lush foliage is a must-have luxury in tropical Miami neighborhoods. These three talented designers are changing the landscape in South Florida.
Photo courtesy of Raymond Jungles, Inc.
"Aesthetically, we compose gardens to entice participation and soothe the psyche. Garden design is an art form, and art should elevate the human spirit." - Raymond Jungles
With year-round warm temps and tons of rain, the vegetation grows and grows. Homeowners turn to landscape designers to tame the foliage in Miami and create one-of-a-kind artistry anywhere from the backyard to the sky terrace.
We've put together photo galleries showcasing three of the area's most influential landscape architects. From private residential gardens to major commercial projects, these designers are some of the most sought-after experts in Miami.
1. Raymond Jungles
Raymond Jungles founded his landscape architecture firm soon after graduating from the University of Florida in 1981. His South Florida firm has been the creative genius behind many award-winning projects in Miami and around the world.
Some of Raymond Jungles' notable commercial works of art include:
- Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
- Urban plaza located at 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach
- Brazilian Garden at Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Fla.
- The Faena District in Miami Beach
- Soon-to-be renovated Roosevelt Crown Hotel in Miami Beach
2. Fernando Wong
Fernando Wong's design firm has completed more than 150 landscape designs including everything from private gardens for large estates to rooftop gardens at luxury resorts. He's got a knack for designing elaborate garden follies.
You've likely seen many of Fernando Wong's designs around South Florida, including:
- James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach
- Capri Condos on South Beach
- Bristol Tower in Miami
- The Saxony Hotel (coming in 2014)
3. Enzo Enea
commercial landscape projects by Enzo Enea include:
- Related Group's One Ocean development in South Beach
- The Garden Lounge in Miami's Design District
- Simpson Park in Brickell
- The Tree Museum in Zurich, Switzerland