Porthole Design was established in Austin, TX in 2011 as a design-build company with an emphasis on plant-driven design, soil restoration, and sustainable building practices.
Originally begun as a garden blog (www.portholeleaves.com), the current Porthole Design website has evolved to be both a company website and a garden writer’s blog (www.portholedesign.com/blog). Subscribers to the blog will receive email notifications of garden articles as they are posted regularly to the website and can cancel at any time.
Since 1995, David Meeker of Porthole Design has been designing and building fine gardens with a focus on sustainability, beauty, and ownership. Working from a foundational premise that plant selection and placement are the keys to great and inspiring garden design, Porthole Design seeks to rebuild what is possible in your yard. As a horticultural and design consultant, nursery and landscape design manager, and head plant buyer for influential landscape design and architecture firms in San Francisco, Iowa, and Austin, David has absorbed a wide range of styles and amassed a large palette of unique plants to serve his clients' needs. The aims of Porthole Design are simple: to create gardens we would want to live in. If you are thinking of planning or implementing a new garden (or upgrading an existing one) or simply want to schedule a 1-hour horticultural consultation to answer garden-related questions, please feel free to contact us for more information on our hourly rates and availability.