ELEVATIONS landscape design NYC

Elevations is a collaborative urban design studio that seeks to create lush gardens which are a natural extension of ones home.


  • Landscape & Garden Design
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Green Roof Design
  • Floral Services



Specializing in naturalistic plantings for modern outdoor spaces, we take in the positive and negative aspects of each location to transform the space, all with an eye towards sustainability. By using the best horticultural practices and an artist's sensibility we are able create unique gardens for each client. It's a harsh urban environment and we understand the importance of carefully siting plants so that they strive in their place, allowing you to simply enjoy the view.


Cara White, principal of Elevations, began her horticultural career after graduating from McGill University with a degree in Plant Science. After completing her B.Sc. she worked at Longwood Gardens, the nations premier horticultural display garden. While loving the time spent there, she realized that her talent as a landscape designer would be better served in an area starved for greenery. Since relocating to New York in 2005, she continued training at The New York Botanical Garden while simultaneously working with an established landscape design firm, eventually becoming head designer. In 2010 she decided to branch out and created Elevations. Excited about growth in the green roofing industry, Cara's latest endeavor has been the designation as a Certified Green Roof Professional by the non-profit Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

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