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ABOUT BOSTON CITYSCAPES

Who We Are and Why We Are Here

OUR MISSION
Our mission at Cityscapes is to transform people’s lives through the power of plants.

We provide superior design, installation and maintenance of interior and exterior landscapes. Our understanding of biophilia and the innate human emotional connection to nature guides our design process from concept through completion and beyond.

OUR STORY

Since 1992, Cityscapes has provided fresh and distinctive interiorscape solutions to Boston’s leading hotels and corporate facilities. Our comprehensive plant services have become a respected and trusted solution for Boston’s most respected property managers, office managers, and members of the interior design, architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Our Focus
Cityscapes’ focus is on enriching your environment through biophilic design and the power of plants to make a lasting impact on everyone who enters your space.

Our Team
Recognizing that people are our most important resource, we strive to enhance each individual’s contribution to our team by creating a work environment that values collaboration, passion, pride and integrity.

As a professional services company we go the extra mile to develop and ensure our team’s dedication to our clients. In fact, the investments we make in our employees and staff sets Cityscapes apart not only in terms of quality, but in our ability to continuously evolve and serve you better over time.

Our Promise
Cityscapes prides itself on your success. We make a sincere promise to each one of our customers that you will be thrilled with the work we produce. And of course, if we do not live up to our promise, we will work with you to correct the problem until you are completely satisfied.

On behalf of the Cityscapes team, I invite you to schedule a complimentary design assessment. It will show you exactly how we can help you succeed. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Sincerely,

Janice Goodman
President, Cityscapes Plant Care Inc.

How do we do this?

Interior Plantscapes

Indoor plants and interior gardens have been the core of Cityscapes since our start in 1992. This service has grown to incorporate far more than just plants in pots. Bring the outdoors in. We offer a range of products from dynamic arrangements to full planting beds.

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Exterior Landscapes

Transform your building’s exterior with a landscape design that resonates and inspires. Boost your curb appeal, or make sure your courtyard oasis is perfect. Our designs can be seen throughout Boston, on the street, rooftops, patios and more. We will make your greenspace a Boston destination.

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Living Walls

Incorporate the hottest biophilic design element into your space. Living walls are vertical gardens that can fit almost any existing wall or column and support a variety of plants. Living Walls maintain healthy air quality and humidity levels while delivering the stunning visual impact.

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Moss Walls

Preserved moss walls are perfect for those who want to bring life to their space but do not have the light levels or accessibility for a living wall. These extremely versatile products can range in shape, scale and color. Match a logo, fill existing architecture, hang interchangeable frames and so much more.

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Living Fernature™

Fully integrate nature into your interior design. Living Fernature TM is the fusion of nature and function. Choose from organic woods, to contemporary metals. We offer customizable options to fit your existing space. Commit to the benefits of biophilic design in every way possible.

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Holiday Décor

Make sure your space reflects the magic and sentiment of the holidays. From transforming your lobby into a winter wonderland, to outfitting your outdoor spaces with live wreaths. Keep it clean and contemporary, embrace nostalgia or let us match your current interior décor.

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TransPLANTed

The community of Boston has helped Cityscapes become a successful business and we are always looking for ways to give back. The TransPLANTed Roaming Greenhouse is our way of making plants accessible to the community while raising money for local and international charities.

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We set ourselves apart from other vendors not only in our unique plantscape designs but also in reducing our carbon footprint and therefore reducing yours.

  • Collaborate directly with architects and designers to integrate sustainable design solutions from project conception
  • Use native plant species in our permanent exterior planting designs
  • Choose interior plants that require minimal watering
  • Offering ‘Living Art‘ as an alternative to fresh cut flowers
  • Supplement season-appropriate temporary annuals and tropical plants with evergreens and perennials to reduce waste and overall cost
  • Design plantings to require minimal watering
  • Use organic and attractive top dressings and mulches to reduce water loss and decrease watering frequency
  • Design with products from vendors who share similar sustainable practices
Not only does Cityscapes design with sustainability in mind, we also operate day-to-day utilizing these ‘green’ practices and techniques.

  • Install smart irrigation systems with rain sensors to conserve water
  • Utilize similar water sensors on many interior projects with irrigation systems to avoid over-watering
  • Hand-water most interior and exterior plant sites to avoid water loss from irrigation systems
  • Practice proactive maintenance to reduce plant replacements inside and out
  • Horticulturalists use public transportation to get from site to site, reducing our carbon footprint
  • Use IMRI certified organic fertilizers, soil, and preemergant weed killer
  • Are synthetic pesticide-free
  • Reuse or compost all organic materials
  • Clean all interior plants with only soap and water
  • Recycle all paper and cardboard products
  • Recycle all plastic products including plant grow pots and trays

Everyday is Earth Day at Cityscapes. We strive to encourage people, and the spaces they occupy, to be "down to Earth" with our plantscaping passion! But today is an extra special reminder that you should take time to to connect with this planet we call home, in a way that you enjoy.

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Consider donating to one of these great organizations that are continuing to help the planet and our community.
@sfttbos
@savetheharbor
@rosekennedygreenway
@oldwestchurch

Other activities that can help you connect with the planet.
-Work on a your patio gardens.
-Plan a nature focused vacation.
-Go read a book in the park.
-Propagate some plants.
-Purchase local produce.
-Drop a random pin on Google Earth and Learn about that place!
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Terrariums really draw our attention to the little worlds we design inside them🌎🌍🌏

While we love an over the top arrangement that spills out of its container, the compact and micro characteristics of a terrarium fascinate us!
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💭Let's talk about Attention Restoration Theory (ART). Described in Rachel and Stephen Kaplan's book "The Experience of Nature: A psychological perspective", ART is the idea that our brains are given much needed rest when experiencing nature.

When in nature, the way our brain prioritizes tasks comes more easily to us, helping us effortlessly avoid mental fatigue. For example, when doing an activity like hiking, our goals are pretty straight forward, get from point A to B while keeping balance and paying attention to your surroundings. Simple! This starkly contrasts our usual day to day management of tasks such as answering emails, tending to chores, caring for the kids, paying your bills, the list goes on.

So while we can't be walking in the park from 9-5 on weekdays. Incorporating nature into our built environment will give us a place that natural respite to enjoy while we work.
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Did someone say pansy?!🌸

These delicate looking blooms are some of the most resilient flowering plants that we offer. They are one of the first flowers we send out for our spring exterior plantings. Did some of of these pansies make their way into your building's container gardens and planting beds?
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Subtle detail is key to making a more comfortable and inviting space. The simple addition of plants to this lobby seating area softens the mood and livens up this sharp design.

The plant pictured here is a jade plant, a close relative to the succulent family. Jade does better in lower light conditions and much easier to care for than a succulent. A lot of plant with a little care🌿
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Shout out to Youth Build Boston for helping us transform @oldwestchurch's front garden this past week👏🍅🥦🌶️

Last June, Old West Church approached us, looking to overhaul their very visible front yard area. With the words Regenerative, Resilient, and Restorative in mind, we set out to create a sustainable urban mini-farm, with a pollinator garden and an abundance of communal and educational features. This is our largest urban food garden to date, and we are psyched to be able to work sustainably and creatively with this community focused project.

We could not have done this without amazing organizations like @youthbuildboston .
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New week, new growth🪴

Did you know the leaves of a Bird's nest fern grow in a rosette like this one so that they can collect water and humus? The rosette is fuzzy where the emerging fronds resemble bird's eggs - hence the common name. In the wild, they are "epiphytes", which is an organism that grows on the surface of a plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water (in marine environments) or from debris accumulating around it. Ferns are ancient plants, they've had millions of years to adapt and turn into some of the most interesting indoor plants we offer!
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#ThrowBackThursday to about a year ago. The pandemic hit and the world came to a crashing halt. What about all those beautiful spring plants that were grown for projects that were canceled all over the country? We needed to SPRING into action quickly to reallocate them before they were going to the compost pile. Cityscapes worked with our growers @BerrysGreenhouses and @Trilliumwholesale to repurpose the surplus flowers to the Healthcare Heroes that really deserved a gift of hope and cheer!

The Give a Little Plant campaign was born out of a desire to make people happy in the best way we know how to - with plants! Thank you again to all of the #HealthcareHeroes out there who are continuing to get us through the pandemic and keeping our communities safe and healthy.
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Things that are timeless: your love for your children, and a plant arrangement of jade, sanseveria and haworthia!
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Sometimes we think the plants love us more than the teenagers!
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Hoppy Easter from this Easter Bunny in Training!l🐰

And while we're at it, we hope everyone has enjoyed their respective spring holiday! Whether its Easter, Holi, Passover or Ramadan, you name it, let's celebrate time with our families and the new year ahead🌸
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Ka-Bloom💥🌸 Soon enough the city will be EXPLODING with the colors of spring.

Want to be a part of the magic? We’re looking for new team members to join our exterior plantscaping crew. Apply through our website today 🤝
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This Living Wall at the Van Ness apartments is making Norm look extra tiny🤏

Make a BIG impact in your space with a Living Wall 🌿

When you're ready to take the a deep dive into Biophilic design, give us a call!
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🐒Are we looking at a tree top canopy in a rainforest?🌳 Or is that a waiting area for a conference room?

All of the greenery you're seeing here is preserved! You know what that means - ultra low maintenance! Our design executives really know how to transform a space✨
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Spring is officially here🌸 Winter weather looks to be behind us, and the ground is certainly soft enough to get started!

That also means this is the last call for your Spring Exterior plantings! Let your tenants or those who walk by your building know that you're looking forward to a brighter 2021 with the #PowerofPlants! Contact us though our website today☀️🌿
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Oh shoot! Forgot to water my Eternity Plant🌿 That's okay, it doesn't need it.

ZZ Plant ("Zamioculcas zamiifolia") is native to dryer climates in Africa, it is perfectly adapted to survive drought. Shoots like the one we're looking out grow out of potato-shaped rhizomes that are capable of holding ample water for the plant to survive off of.
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Testimonials

The best things about working at Cityscapes is the teamwork I experience daily, the relationships I have developed, and the fact that Cityscapes really cares about their employees. We also create an atmosphere together to improve our clients lives and our mission is to inspire and innovate with beautifully designed greenery.

Alex Masella, Employee 26 years / Service Representative

Managing one of Boston’s more iconic buildings is no small feat. The responsibility of up-keeping greenery that is as beautiful as the architecture around us is huge. Having Cityscapes come and design our planting beds and maintain our greenery inside and out, has made my life a breeze. I know I can count on them to perform up to my standards, while keeping everything fresh and innovative.

Brookview serves mothers and children experiencing a grueling and challenging circumstance–homelessness. Jan Goodman and her Cityscapes volunteers always lift our spirits, and make our days delightful and enjoyable. Whether they are working with the moms and kids making crafts and decorations for holidays, planting a vegetable garden, or doing exterior landscaping–their creativity elicits laughter, brings joy to our hearts, and welcomes us home. We always look forward to spending time with the Cityscapes team.

Deborah Hughes, CEO / Brookview