Design Consultations

Create the Garden of Your Dreams!

  • Are you frustrated with your gardens?
  • Do you want higher-impact, lower-maintenance beds? How about plants that require less water and fertilizer plus are pollinator friendly?
  • Do you yearn for landscapes that provide waves of color spring through fall?
  • Do you have unanswered questions about dividing perennials (need someone to demonstrate for you?), pruning, the right mulch to use, adjusting the shape of your garden beds, how to improve your soil?
  • Do you wish you could 'tweak' your garden - or perhaps even overhaul it! - to get that dream garden you've always wanted?
  • Do you need help designing a brand new bed so that you save time and money by creating a masterpiece the first time?
  • Do you want a second opinion on a design that someone else did for you?

Then Estabrook's home garden and landscape consultations, provided by Kerry Ann Mendez, are for you! More than 1,000 gardeners have benefited from Kerry Ann's easy-to-follow, step by step recommendations for transforming gardens into more luxuriant, low-maintenance landscapes or creating brand new ones. Kerry Ann will walk side-by-side around your property, providing sought-after design solutions for reducing maintenance time and replacing frustrating plants with top-performing ones. She will provide a list of recommended plants, and if needed, draw up a rough sketch of the design - all while on site.


The hourly consultation fee is $95 (one hour minimum billing).

Consultations are offered to property owners within 25 miles of Estabrook's in Kennebunk (97 York Street / U.S. Route 1).

There is no travel fee within 5 miles of the garden center. For properties within 6-15 miles, the travel fee is $15; a travel fee of $25 applies for homes between 16 and 25 miles. Payment (cash or check) is due at the conclusion of the consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation

Consultations are currently available for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, please contact Kerry Ann Mendez at the Kennebunk store by phone at 207-985-3772 or email at

About Kerry Ann

Kerry Ann Mendez is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine.

Since 2015 she has presented over 300 lectures to more than 30,000 gardeners in 19 states and Canada. As an exceptionally popular educator and communicator, she has received over 400 five-star reviews from her lecture audiences. In 2014, she received the Gold Medal award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for "Exceptional teaching and writing that increases public enjoyment and appreciation of horticulture."

She has also written four gardening books, with the most recent, The Budget-Wise Gardener, released in February 2018.