As a Nashville native, Darren earned a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999. Darren has long held an appreciation for outdoor spaces meant to encourage interaction with the natural environment, and started his own company in order to share his talent and knowledge-base directly with clients. Bringing twenty years of experience in landscape design/build in the Nashville area, he is passionate about his craft.
Beyond his design skill & extensive plant knowledge, Darren has a sincere desire to understand each client's goals & visions for their particular property in order to create value for that individual client. From initial site analysis through plant selection and implementation, Darren views each property as a unique opportunity to work with the given surroundings and architecture to create a purposeful and aesthetically pleasing environment, and thoroughly enjoys participating in the transformation from uninspiring environments to distinguished spaces.
Darren has been married to Meredith for eleven years, and together they are raising their young children, Les, Frances & Virginia. Darren's interests include history, travel, reading, cooking, gardening, & SEC football. They are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
It is such a pleasure to work with DB Landscape & Design. They exude not only competence but expertise, and these are such beautiful things.
Darren and Meredith- "The Landscaping Team"- are a rare find. Darren works with the client at a very creative, deliberate and professional level. He listens well, explores options, and creates long-lasting satisfaction in his landscapes. He thinks about what the space will hold and how the client wants to tend it, which avoids unnecessary maintenance. Meredith provides organization, communication, effectiveness and superb business follow through.
I chose Darren in large part because I wanted the business follow through. It turned out that his design, execution and general spirit of personal and quality service provided much more than I could have asked for. He can install what you have had designed from another designer and does so without a single sly remark about how he might have designed otherwise. He listens and communicates well and includes the client in as much of the process as the client wants. I will choose Daren again to design and install my front yard, now that the large concrete-bed that was my back yard fills my heart with pleasure.
Sande Churchill, PhD
We just wanted you and your team know how impressed we are with the finished patio & landscaping. It is absolutely beautiful and surpassed our expectations. Thanks for the excellent work and attention to detail as well as the responsiveness to our requests. Your business is truly a class act and we are glad we chose you for this project.
I also wanted you to know that we appreciated your email updates about the status of the project. You may absolutely include us in your satisfied client list. Again, thanks to you and the team for a fantastic job. We & the girls have been enjoying it tremendously. Our friends are also quite impressed, so you may be getting calls from some of them. We look forward to working with you in the future for yard maintenance and potentially other projects. As I told you earlier, we want to have the second nicest yard on the street!
Thanks for everything-
Mike Osgood, MD
My wife and I are thrilled with the work Darren Bishop & his crew completed on our property! His professionalism, skill, and attention to detail were apparent from the start. Darren listened to our ideas and developed a comprehensive plan for the entire property in a very short time. He provided helpful suggestions on the best plants, taking into account issues of shade/sunlight, soil quality, and climate. In the office, Meredith was a joy to work with and kept us well-informed of scheduling at each stage of the installation. The project was completed quite quickly and the results are spectacular. We could not be more pleased!
Daniel Kearns, MD
Darren Bishop Landscape and Design was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. From the beautiful results Darren and his team were able accomplish to Meredith’s unsurpassed customer service, I can only say that our project was a wonderful experience. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was finished in time for a special
occasion. I will undoubtedly recommend DB Landscape and Design to my friends & family. Check them out - you’ll be glad you did!
Mr. Sean Travis
Last Fall, Darren Bishop and his crew did a complete overhaul of my front and backyard. The work included the removal of two large trees, construction of a back patio, a brick wall along my driveway, a custom privacy fence in the back, an irrigation system throughout, a real brick walkway with patio in the back, new grass in the front and back, and, finally, all new plants throughout. My requests were not easy and I really have to hand it to Darren and his crew for working so hard to meet my expectations. Not only I was I completely satisfied with the finished product, I was amazed it only took about three weeks. I was so impressed with the work that I have retained DB Landscaping to handle the maintenance.
You are in good hands with Darren and his crew. Have fun with your project.
Mr. Michael Leidel
Thank you and Darren for the great job on my landscape. It has never looked so good. You truly have a first class business.
With thanks for my lovely yard-
The only people who will work on your landscape are Darren Bishop Landscape & Design employees. Our team members have experience and horticultural backgrounds, and we will all be familiar with your landscape needs.
Yes, we have all necessary licenses & permits for our area, and we carry insurance for all of our projects.
We can design & install all kinds of landscaping, but our specialty is in residential design/build by mixing non-native and native plants to create a beautiful, lush landscape that meets your needs and fits the ecology of our area. We believe simplicity never goes out of style, and favor classic designs that will age well over time.