Summer Succulent Lovin' Backyard Fun with Hoffman Landscapes! - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Summer slow down!  Let’s throw it back to late June, when Hoffman Landscapes invited us into the outside for a Summer Succulent Social at the home of New Canaan Mom and very happy Hoffman Landscapes client, Melissa Baker. Wow!  What a morning spent in one of Hoffman’s beautiful backyard oases. The event featured a panel of landscape architects and a lesson in succulent planting from renowned floral designer Emily Candee. With input from the Hoffman professionals, each guest left the party with her own self-created succulent planter.


What sets Hoffman Landscapes apart from other landscaping companies is the Hoffman Total Approach. One call to Hoffman and everything is done – concept, design, build, installation, and maintenance.  Hoffman sources and manages the entire team to transform your exterior into another living space for your family. Check out this Hoffman transformation. Call Hoffman today to start planning and designing so your vision is achieved for next summer’s social season. 203.801.2037

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Thank you to Hoffman Landscapes for a fun and engaging morning!

Brian Cossari, Since 2000, Brian has been serving Hoffman Landscapes clients and leading their Landscape Architecture Department. Brian creates stunning design solutions that set properties apart, are in harmony with existing structures and solve environmental challenges that might be present. His expansive talents as a designer and problem solver have been recognized with both local and national awards.

Brian is a licensed Landscape Architect in New York and Connecticut. For over 15 years Brian has volunteered for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts.


Matthew Biron, Having worked at Hoffman since 2006, Matt draws his inspiration from the architecture of each home. This enables him to create distinctive and highly functional outdoor spaces that are a natural extension of the home. His designs lend year-round outdoor enjoyment to a landscape and have garnered national recognition not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their function and relevance.

Matt is a licensed Landscape Architect in Connecticut. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys swimming, fishing and skiing.


Sean Kernan, A detail-oriented designer, Sean Patrick‘s knowledge of landscape architecture, planting design and lighting design allows him to be full service to his clients. He is proficient in AutoCad and Photoshop, along with several other design programs, which help showcase his ideas for the homeowner.

Over the years, Sean Patrick has built his experience in landscape design through his tenure at local landscape design companies and garden centers throughout the area. His skill set enables him to efficiently manage and coordinate site crews to implement his designs making him a valuable member of Hoffman’s Landscape Architecture and Outdoor Construction team.

Sean Patrick holds a bachelor’s of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse as well as an associate’s degree in Landscape Development from SUNY Cobleskill.

When not sketching garden ideas, Sean Patrick enjoys water sports such as kayaking and paddle board. He is also a craft beer aficionado when it comes to brewing his own and sampling local brews.

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