The passion of w. j’nell bryson landscape architecture is simply the artistic and creative transformation of space. Guided by our client’s wishes and the environmental context of the property, we interpret, analyze and add the viewpoint that ‘less is more’, to sensitively explore the relationship between modern architecture and landscape. This approach leads to lasting beauty and a memorable sense of place.

The focus of each plan is on an approach that leads to creating clarity in designs and well edited plant lists with concentration on textures, leaf color and the architectural use of plant material when appropriate. Once the planning process is complete we maintain a close relationship with artisan contractors who share the attitude that the best way to create lasting beauty is with high quality materials and workmanship. Project management and consulting during the construction process are available for all projects.

The Charlotte, NC office of J’Nell Bryson Landscape Architecture was established in 2001. With over 25 years of experience in the business, J’Nell goes beyond basic landscape design to offer innovative, artful designs for her projects.  J’Nell has worked extensively on both the east coast and in northern California, around San Francisco and Napa.

In addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, J’Nell has a degree from the California Culinary Academy, and interned with famed chef Alice Waters at the innovative Edible Schoolyard program in Berkeley, California.


I believe simplicity is timeless and clarity is the hallmark of good design.  The primary focus of the work is in creating artful memorable landscapes that are well installed and subsequently, will age well over time.

I have developed relationships with artisans because of my belief that a project’s soul comes alive in the small moments of the crafted detail.  Because of that belief, my work becomes an intensive partnership with clients and contractors in order to capture the magic in those details.