Creative, sensitive, naturalist
Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes specializes in landscape design and construction for discerning clients desiring a bespoke landscape for their property. Whether dreaming of a rural retreat, a coastal cottage garden or a more formal design we have the experience to help.
Led by ornamental horticulturist and principal designer Ted Carter, our skilled team works on projects primarily in Southern Maine, coastal New Hampshire and coastal Northern Massachusetts.
There is more to our world than meets the eye. Within nature lies the template for creation. A universal pattern defines the manifest world, linking it to un-manifest potential. It is time for a shift in perception that teaches us to navigate other ways of knowing. We all must become Earth Shamans.
A shaman acts as an intermediary between the manifest and un-manifest worlds. At Earth Shamans, we understand that all human beings were designed for this role and have the power to shape the world in alignment with Spirit. Each of us holds responsibility for consciously bringing spirit and matter together within us. Our job is to aid in the restoration of wholeness, beginning with ourselves.
Learn more about Ted's Earth Shaman practice at www.EarthShamans.com.
Specializing in a naturalistic style, our aim is to create a landscape that not only fits the existing environment, but looks as though it has always been there...one that is both attractive and functional. We work closely and collaboratively with our clients to ensure their wishes and needs are listened to and interpreted correctly. Making sure there is a strong visual relationship between a client's home, both inside and out is very important.
We hope that you will find all the information you are looking for, from details about the process followed to create your landscape, to our portfolio of creations...however if you have any questions at all please do contact us. We can be reached at 207.761.1823 or by email.
This recent article by "Team" for Fine Homes of WNC is an interview with Ted talk about his understanding of what constitutes a good landscape design and how he attunes to nature in his commerical and private home designs.
Below are radio spots Ted Carter, Owner and President of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes, recorded for the Dr. Lisa Belisle radio show. In the first one Ted describes how he works with his clients. In the second, he describes his reverence and respect for nature and its connection to landscape design.
As well as landscape designing, Ted Carter has also written a book with co-author Ellen Gunter, exploring where and how we have gone wrong in our relationship with the Earth and how we go about starting to heal.
The book is titled EARTH CALLING: A Climate Change Handbook for the 21st Century.
"If I could, I would make Earth Calling required reading for every single person drawing a breath on this planet. We have strayed from our fundamental nature and we must find our way back to our primary rapport with the earth and our own life instincts before we lose sight of those precious instincts entirely."
Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit
Ted is available for lectures on landscaping and on the book. Call 207.761.1823.