Want more time outdoors?

Our mission is to connect children-- in their neighborhoods, homes, schools, child care centers, and parks--  to nature through good design that is deeply imbedded in child development.  We know, and research has confirmed that time outdoors in nature reduces stress, improves health, and enhances creativity, learning, and attention span in children and adults.

Whether you’re a family looking for a playful backyard, a municipality looking for a natural play park, or anyone in between, our process is thoughtful and thorough and based on a deep respect for every client and every site. We listen to your needs and vision, study and understand your land, teach you about what is possible, and design delightful outdoor spaces that connect people to nature, that sustain and heal the earth and that solve problems.

Are you looking for...

inviting spaces

creative and inviting spaces for outdoor learning and play

native plant

comfortable outdoor living spaces that immerse you in nature


beautiful, easy care native plants for four-season appeal


water as a striking landscape element

And our services don’t stop at great design;
we offer informative and empowering school workshops, exemplary construction services, detailed orientation to your landscape and custom maintenance services.

Contact us today to start planning the landscape you deserve
See Nancy's work here

Nancy Striniste, founder and principal designer at Earlyspace, is a landscape designer and former teacher.