Philosophy of James Martin and Gulfside Landscaping

“Gulfside Landscaping is my way of making the world a more beautiful place.”

James Martin designing in studioJames Martin on the Evolution of Gulfside Landscaping

“I started Gulfside Landscaping in the 1990s, beginning with very humble means and a few small accounts. As the years progressed I built Gulfside into a creative outlet for expressing my passions, into a unique service that transforms my client’s outdoor spaces into unforgettable sensory experiences.”

James Martin on His Inspirations

“I find inspiration in many places, from the bougainvillea-lined courtyards of New Orleans’ Garden District to centuries-old villas overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Color and form are my muses, from the tropical palettes of architecture in the Florida Keys and Caribbean islands to the soft, natural hues of rolling hills and forests of the American South. Whether I’m walking through the curated specimens of botanical gardens in Europe or enjoying balmy evenings with friends here on the Gulf Coast, I keep my heart and mind open to inspiring moments wherever they arise.”

James Martin on the Gulfside Landscaping Team

“I truly believe that creativity has no gender, that innovation has no sexual orientation, that success practices no specific religion, nor does excellence have a skin color. When everyone positively contributes, everyone succeeds. These are the beliefs at the core of everything we do at Gulfside Landscaping.”