About

Tilly’s mission is to make professional landscape design accessible to every homeowner.

Sarah, Heather, Blythe, Alexis

Tilly was founded by four high school friends from the suburbs of Chicago who are now scattered across the country with ten kids between them! Inspired by Tilly’s mission, Sarah Finazzo, Heather Hoeppner, Alexis Sutton and Blythe Yost took their long-distance friendships to the next level by founding the company in 2019.

The Tilly design team is led by Blythe Yost, who has been practicing landscape architecture for over 15 years. She is the principal and founder of two high-end landscape companies, whose projects include everything from contemporary courtyards in Brooklyn to multi-acre estates in The Hamptons. Yost graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a focus on horticulture.

We have found the Tilly process to be most successful on properties less than an acre.

A major part of remote design is understanding a property’s existing conditions and limitations. To do this we generally use the primary structure (usually the house) as the main point of reference. The greater distances are from from the house the less successful we are at understanding your property. No matter what the size of your property, the more information you can provide us, the better. Don’t be shy with the pictures! And please send along any and all architectural or property plan documents you can.

Still have questions? Contact us!