With 35+ years experience in landscaping

Exceeding expectations. Always.

About Us

Eshelman Mill Gardens & Landscapes Inc. is the unique choice for all your landscaping needs. We have the knowledge and experience to bring to life your vision for a beautiful outdoor living space. And if you aren’t sure what your vision is, we can help with that too. We are here to guide you through the entire process, from inspiration through installation. We have an experienced and knowledgeable team to simplify any job.

Richard started his landscaping company in 1980, while still a freshman in high school. The company started out mowing lawns and trimming bushes. It grew all through his high and college years. By 1988, it was a thriving landscaping company that provided complete design, installation and landscaping services. That successful company grew until 2014, when it was sold and Richard moved to Lancaster.

In 2015, Eshelman Mill Gardens was purchased because of the outstanding talent that was already present in that company. With the purchase of that company, came the skill, craftsmanship and decades of experience that Lauren, Joe, Amy, Cory and Tony have. That vast knowledge was added to the more than 30 years experience of the management.

The company’s name was changed to Eshelman Mill Garden & Landscapes Inc. Our team continues to grow only because of our commitment to excellent service and knowledge. We truly believe that our team is unique in its amount of knowledge, ability for creative design and old world craftsmanship. And our clients think so too.

Who We Are

We are a unique team of landscape professionals with an exceptional amount of experience in the green industry. We have a passion for providing outstanding service to our clients and being professional in everything we do.

What We Do

We provide complete professional landscaping design and service for both residential and commercial properties. We design and build outdoor living spaces, landscape lighting, ponds, patios, waterfall, walks and retaining walls. We also have reliable maintenance service for all four seasons. From clean-ups, mowing and lawn fertilization, to mulching and pruning, our clients can count on our care, professionalism and attention to detail.

Where We Service

We provide design/build project services in Lancaster, York, Lebanon and Berks counties as well as northern Maryland. Our property maintenance service for residential and commercial properties is performed mostly in Lancaster County. Please call us at 717-951-5950 to see if we’re in your area.

Meet Our Team

Our talented and experienced team will be with you every step of the way, from the inital design to the final walk-through.

Lauren / Landscape Designer

A graduate of Delaware Valley College with a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and ornamental horticulture, garden design has always been a passion. With 16 years of experience in the field of design, as well as working closely with plants in private residential gardens, has proven to be the perfect balance essential to a well-designed outdoor space.

Anyone who works with Lauren will appreciate her love of design and true passion for beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces. She is genuinely a gifted designer.

She works with clients from the beginning concepts to the final product. She has a wonderful ability to make the entire process easy and enjoyable for our clients.

Lauren lives in Lancaster with her husband and their two sons.

Joe / Project Manager

With over 40 years of experience, Joe Bowers brings a well-rounded landscape talent to our clients’ projects. Joe attended Longwood Gardens training program, in their Professional Gardener Training Program. He has continued that education through many industry seminars and training programs throughout the years.

Joe enjoys creating ponds and waterfalls and installing patios and walkways. Building outdoor living spaces, with low voltage lights for evening ambiance, is something he does with an unsurpassed attention to detail. His knowledge, talent and old world craftsmanship are apparent on every design and build project we do at Eshelman Mill Gardens & Landsapes.

Joe lives in Lancaster and is a husband, father and proud grandfather.

Cory / Crew Chief

Cory Albright has been a professional landscaper for 10 years. His attention to detail and pride in his work is evident to all. He provides our clients with excellence in hardscaping, stone and brick work, planting and lawn care. Cory is a state licensed lawn care technician with expertise in turf care, pesticides and organic lawn care.

“I love hardscaping, and consider it a form of art. And I have considerable experience using Stone, Stone veneer and Cobble stone along with the other common hardscaping products.” Concerning his work with clients, Cory says, “My goal as a Landscape Professional is to provide every client with a unique experience and to meet and exceed their expectations.”

Cory resides in Lancaster, and is a dedicated husband and father to three wonderful children.

Amy / Landscape Gardener

Amy Burman has over 20 years’ experience in Landscape Gardening. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design.Amy has a love of plants and people. Her specialization in plant pruning, training and timely maintenance with attention to detail result in successfully assisting customers maintain their landscape investment and add beauty to their property.

Combining field experience and horticultural knowledge, Amy works with our clients to provide them with outstanding professional service.

Amy and her husband Craig live in Strasburg, and have four children.

Anthony / Crew Member

Anthony Markley is not only talented, but conscientious about everything he does in landscaping. When he works with our clients, they quickly learn to trust his work and the process it takes to finish the job beautifully. Being skilled in in both Hardscaping and Greenscaping allows him to take jobs from inception to completion.

He says, “The best part about my job is when the customers come to trust us as we perform the needed phases of a job, and then to see their face as we completely transform their home into what they were hoping for. I really like the “before and after” effects of what we do.”

Anthony lives in Lancaster, and when he is not working his “hobby” is to spend time with his wife and family.

Rich / Sales Manager

With more than 35 years of property maintenance, design and construction experience, Rich has a wide range of experience to serve our clients. He has overseen ground maintenance for large commercial properties as well as executive homes, where details, planning and service are at a premium. His high energy and desire to create beautiful gardens and landscapes is immediately recognized when talking with him.

He has worked on many different kinds of projects, but creating beautiful ponds and waterfalls, or completely renovating a property are the two things he likes best. But, he says, “I still think there is something about a perfect lawn with nicely edged and mulched gardens that is pleasing to the eye in its simplicity.”

Customer care, listening to clients desires and helping them achieve their vision is one of his strengths. His integrity and professionalism are the characteristics that most define who he is.

“I genuinely enjoy meeting people, walking their property with them and discussing both what is already present, and helping them see what is possible. But when talking with people about their landscaping or outdoor living spaces, you have to listen to what they are saying; and sometimes what they are not saying. This allows me to help them achieve what they really want, not just finish a job. And that is very important to me. The greatest part about my job, is that moment when a client realizes that I am interested in a long term relationship, that is built on integrity and trust. They are the ones who often thank me for enhancing the beauty and value of their homes. But what makes it special, is when they know that it was always my desire to provide professional and reliable service.”

He and his wife live in Lancaster, and have three children. He has done extensive missionary work in Africa, Central and South America and, after his family, considers that work his greatest achievement.

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