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VA of Central & Western Mass
Northampton, MA

Client | U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
In collaboration with U.S. EPA, Region 1

I have had the pleasure of working with Tom Benjamin since 2011 when he designed and constructed the first rain garden at the VA Medical Center.  Tom is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to plants. I have contracted with him to design multiple perennial gardens throughout the VA campus.  In creating the gardens, Tom takes into account all aspects affecting the success of the plantings, including aftercare.  

He is a pleasure to work with and I always come away inspired and with new information.

Lorraine Brisson
VA Central Western MA Healthcare System, Northampton, MA

Project Highlights

  • Federal Contractor for VA medical center campus
  • Green infrastructure master plan
  • Rain garden design
  • Construction guidance
  • Multiple rain and healing gardens installed
  • Successfully pre-treating stormwater runoff
  • Native plantings provide year-round visual interest and fragrance
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