Zhem Behr of Earthspace Designs is a terrific landscaper. He's careful, diligent, and thoughtful about design. When possible, he works with the materials already available, keeping costs down and making good use of our resources. He always manages to work within our (limited) budget -- there are never any unhappy surprises on our invoices. Most of all, he shows up when we need him -- sometimes on extremely short notice -- and does an excellent job, every time. On top of it all, he's a friendly guy! We've hired Zhem multiple times and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.

 ~ Naomi Shulman



We bought a 150-year-old Farmhouse, with all the problems such a structure entails, and without Zhem's help, it would now be just a pile of rubble overgrown by weeds and coyotes. We hired Zhem at first to salvage our flower garden and to manage the trees and bushes in the yard, but since then his work has grown way beyond that. The great thing about Zhem is that he magically appears at the right time... you never have to think about a job once you've handed it off to him. We can't speak highly enough of Zhem.

 ~ J. Hooper & D. Teresi, 72 Pine Street, Amherst

Two years ago I bought a condo in Hatfield with messy flower gardens. Zhem Behr has done a great job reorganizing the existing plants and adding new plants to make the gardens beautiful again. He has widened the stone path to make it useful and attractive. From the start Zhem has clearly communicated options for different designs so I feel like my practical and aesthetic needs are always met. I especially enjoy hearing his seemingly endless knowledge of the life of each type of plant. His work has always been timely and convenient. When I do see him at work, I can't believe how efficiently he works. It looks like he has more than two hands. I recommend Zhem Behr for anyone's gardening and landscaping needs.

 ~ Dr. Bradford Eichwald, 62 Main Street, Hatfield

About four years ago Zhem Behr improved my patio garden in Echo Hill, Amherst, greatly with the skilled use of traditional cobblestones to outline planting beds. He also built a simple but graceful retaining wall against a hillside with Goshen Stone flagging.  The flowerbeds and the retaining wall have… little ongoing care needed.  The important point to be made about Zhem’s work is his truly creative use of materials and his ability to create a lasting effect with those traditional materials.  It was a pleasure to deal with an honest and dedicated craftsman.

~ John Ratti, 11 Chadwick Court, Amherst

 I am writing to recommend Zhem Behr for stone work and landscaping. He has done landscaping work for me including redoing a stone path and steps in my front yard. He provided me with a outline of the work he would do, completed the work, and made changes that I asked for during the project. He is very careful and detail oriented with a beautiful sense of design. Zhem's knowledge and expertise was evident in his explanation of the options available, and the outcome of his completed work.

 ~ Lori Friedman, 22 Blue Hills Road, Amherst