Burdick & Associates provides residential landscape design services from its offices on Mount Desert Island in downeast Maine. We create harmonizing and enduring settings for our clients’ homes and summer houses. From entry drives to stone terraces and walls, from pools and spas to cutting gardens, we translate our clients’ visions into landscapes. We unite built and natural environments into settings of lasting beauty—places where daily life has elegance, convenience, and joy.
Bobbie Burdick, ASLA, APLD has been designing Maine landscapes for 25 years. She managed a five-year restoration of a Frederick Law Olmsted estate as well as restoration of several Beatrix Farrand gardens—projects that honed her expertise in historically sensitive planting design. She is an experienced horticulturist dedicated to preserving our native flora. She uses weathered boulders from blueberry fields to sculpt built and natural environments into seamless landscapes of lasting beauty. Bobbie holds B.S. degrees in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Maine Preservation, the New England Wild Flower Society, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and Friends of Acadia.
Jack Tremblay, ASLA has been practicing landscape architecture for 37 years. His work comprises residential, commercial, and restoration design over a wide range of project size and complexity. Among Jack’s 600-some clients are Martha Stewart, Donald Fagan of Steely Dan, and the New York Botanical Garden. Jack has designed landscapes in partnership with Roger Hopkins, Tom Wirth, and Roger Cook, all of whom have been featured on PBS’s This Old House. Jack’s work includes master site planning, grading studies, construction detailing, materials and plant specification, and graphic illustration. His work has appeared in design, how-to, and tourism publications. Jack has a B.S. degree in environmental design from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and he is a registered landscape architect.
Suzanne Strout has 35 years of experience in the service industries. Her ‘client comes first’ attitude and inherent connection to the earth characterize her position as project manager of Burdick & Associates projects. Suzanne apprenticed under one of the area’s premier landscape gardeners, and has owned and operated her own small company specializing in garden installation and maintenance. She spent several years in nursery sales where she assisted landscape designers and landscapers in choosing the appropriate plants for the many different site conditions that Maine’s inland and coastal situations create. Her impeccable attention to detail, passion for natural landscapes, and her hands-on approach guarantee that the team at Burdick & Associates achieves its goal of providing you with the landscape you desire.
Joanie St. Peter manages the Burdick & Associates office, markets its services and conducts research supporting clients’ projects. She has been an office bookkeeper for over 30 years. Joanie’s been keeping things ‘green’ at Burdick & Associates since 2013 handling what grows inside the office, and weeding through the paperwork so the designers can keep their focus outside on clients’ projects.
“I am interested in the way that we look at a given landscape and take possession of it in our blood and brain. None of us lives apart from the land entirely; such an isolation is unimaginable.”
— N. Scott Momaday