Sunscapes Landscape Design, Inc.
Sunscapes Landscape Design, Inc. was founded in 1976 by Gerry Crouch and Judy Drake. Their collaborative and creative partnership made fine garden design their specialty and keystone. Creating unique garden spaces, and tailoring them to the clients’ needs, has always been the goal. Our designs incorporate interesting and reliable plants that thrive in North Florida gardens. The results are fresh, yet timeless. The firm’s award-winning designs have been featured in publications such as Southern Living, Water’s Edge, and Beautiful Homes, as well as the book Sixty-Six Distinctive Homes of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL by architect Glenn Hettinger.
In 2021, Judy Drake retired, and Gerry Crouch assumed sole ownership of the firm. She and long-time design associate, Paige LaBorde, have continued to perpetuate the firm’s uninterrupted offerings of design excellence. Gerry is a certified landscape designer by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). Paige earned her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Georgia. In April of 2023, Joy Dorst joined our staff, bringing with her many years of experience and a passion for great design. Joy is a Certified Landscape Designer, earning her BS in Landscape Architecture at Penn State and her MLA from the University of CA at Berkeley. All three designers are members of the FNGLA ~ Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, NE Chapter.
We look forward to transforming your landscape into a work of art!
“Sunscapes is incredible. Gerry and Judy provide incredible knowledge and a service-oriented approach that are second to none. They designed and installed the perfect plan to maximize the curb appeal of my 70s ranch style house. Not only did they make it beautiful, but they were attentive to my request for a plan that combined beauty with minimal maintenance requirements. My yard is a joy to look at, but I don’t have to constantly spend my weekends on upkeep. I wouldn’t change a thing about it.”
“Hey Gerry, I just realized I never told you how perfect I think your plan is for our client! We met at her place on Wednesday to go over it and that made me love it even more! Thank you so much!”
“We worked with Sunscapes for over a year designing, planning, and installing our historic riverfront home’s hardscape and landscape design. The end result is perfection. Both Geri and Judy offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise as well as integrating our desires into a plan that works and is beautiful. Moreover, they are both lovely in their style, which is a combination of straightforward and gentle. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“Gerry, I can’t tell you how much I love what you created in my backyard! I enjoyed working with you and hope to do more! See You!”
~ Love, ZG
“I simply wanted to let you all know that I’m totally blown away by what you’ve done with the landscaping at my new home. It’s like a remake of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in that what you see on paper, black and white, vs the real thing, Oz, is just magical. Your talent is immense and nothing short of Glenda, the good witch, so I’m buying red shoes ????, when you’re finished, as the only words I have, besides thank you, is “there’s no place like home”… Wow! Thank you so very much… All my best, ~JK
“We just want to say thank you for doing such a beautiful job on our yard! Everything is starting to bloom and it is just all perfect for what we wanted!?
“We love our new driveway and front yard. It looks amazing! Thank you so much for everything! You two were wonderful to work with. Thanks again!”
~ Happy Client, Jan. 2021