Design and consultation services are offered, as well as hand-made planters and garden art. I've been experimenting with propagating native and unusual plants to offer. More on that later!
Paradise Garden is a home-based, sole proprietorship located in Wimberley, Texas, where I have resided since 1993. Wimberley is located between Austin and San Antonio, and approximately 15 miles west I-35 and San Marcos.
I spent my early years in the desert and mountains of southern Arizona and in the hills of east-central Oklahoma. With a degree from Oklahoma State University, I moved to Texas in 1972, and obtained state registration as a landscape architect in 1975. I have worked for various landscape companies, nurseries, and a park department, as well as being self-employed for a considerable time. My design projects have included many in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and southern California, from the most humble home and office landscapes to the most elegant estates and high-rise developments.
My favorite projects have always been those in which I assist individual homeowners in creating their own personal paradise.
A life-long appreciation for the natural world led me to publish A Hill Country Nature Book in 2004.
Thomas E. Manes, owner, L.A. 579, M.T. 5566