about us

Conte & Conte, LLC, is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between people and their environment.

Applying both art and science to landscape design, Conte & Conte, LLC specializes in the planning and design of client properties with the end goal of maximizing clients functional and aesthetic requirements.

 We strive to provide highly personal service and unique design solutions intended to provide truly spectacular outdoor living environments.

Just Imagine.


our team


John R. Conte, RLA, ALSA

As the Owner and Principal Landscape Architect of Conte & Conte, LLC, John conceptualizes and oversees all of the firm’s design initiatives. Over the years, the firm has developed a portfolio of beautiful landscapes that have come to fruition under his direction. Most well-known for his residential work in the Greenwich area, John delivers unique design solutions to his clients by seeing past the ordinary.


Kimberly R. S. Conte

With a solid background in business and over 30 years experience in the construction industry, Kim is well versed in bid analyses, contract negotiations and the coordination of onsite workflows. She provides seamless continuity from the design process through to project completion. Kim also heads up the firm’s horticultural design initiatives by applying her love of gardening and encyclopedic knowledge of plants, to the site design.





A licensed Landscape Architect with a degree from Cornell University and extensive travel and work experience throughout the US and abroad, Cleo brings highly refined world class skill to our firm. She has an appreciation for many different landscape styles and relates them well to a variety of cultural sensitivities. Cleo also has a strong background in art and art history bringing an artistic flair to her designs.


John R. Conte III, P.E

John is a professional engineer, licensed in the States of CT and NY, with over eight years’ experience in Civil Engineering, Planning and Construction. He has in-depth proficiency on a range of project sizes, from residential houses and estates, to large-scale commercial projects. John’s capabilities include all stages of development from initial feasibility studies, through the permitting, construction, and completion.



They take a much-welcomed holistic approach in working with you. They care deeply and are highly passionate about their work, their community, and even the history of their client’s property (so much so they discovered our home’s property was once the location of a 150-room hotel demolished in the early 1950s!). Their honesty, open communication, and not only willingness to but excitement to work with their clients’ ideas and visions is truly refreshing, and fun!

We have repeatedly had perfect strangers stop at our house to comment on the landscape design. Our house is also frequently referred to by two of the distinct landscape architectural features they designed. And our neighbors are now working with Conte & Conte as well, because their work speaks for itself. Moreover, John and Kim have become good friends, and we anticipate working with them for years to come. Again, we could not recommend them enough!
— R.V.
It was very easy to work with John and Kim. They contributed many ideas that we liked but were not overly opinionated, so we felt a part of the decision process. We think John has an artist’s eye. We trust his aesthetic judgment.
— C.H.
What we enjoy most about our landscape is that it has variety and interest, yet looks natural. It blends well with the surroundings and doesn’t look too ‘sculpted’
— C.H.
My wife and I enjoyed John and Kim as people as well as professionals, and the positive tone they brought to our relationship enabled us to deal with difficult issues (which are unavoidable in a project of the scope of ours) with a minimum of friction.
— F.N.
How impressed we are in the timely manner in which you were able to bring those plans to life. It has been a pleasure working with you from day one! From the historical details you presented us, to the imaginative, sophisticated and well planned design, the infinite care you took choosing the trees, plants, flowers and shrubs - the finished product is one that beautifully melds with our client’s home.
— Peter Balsam
I didn’t know that I needed a landscape architect for the project, but as we progressed, I realized that we couldn’t have done without one.
— Carol Dollard
We’ve worked with John & Kim on numerous projects at our previous residence in Greenwich and our current residence. We find them to be very creative, accommodating and they provide a high quality product.
— B.S. & J.S.
We adore our garden! It is exactly what we wanted...a sort of ‘controlled chaos’. We did not want anything that looked formal or ‘stiff’...we wanted a natural feeling, and a garden that looked like it had been there for years, and John designed a masterful plan!
— L.S.
We think we benefited by using the integrated services of design and construction / landscaping. It has been efficient and cost-effective. If problems arise, we are not caught in the middle of “finger pointing”. The Contes assume complete responsibility for the project and make sure that everything completes to our satisfaction
— F.N.