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The Minimalist Garden is not about ME.  It is about WE.

Bill Mitchell, MS & Master Watershed Steward – Founder of the Minimalist Garden

I am a Master Watershed Steward and Environmentalist. 

I am an Entrepreneur, a writer, and a business executive.

The Minimalist Garden is my vision of a ‘for profit’ Environmental Clean-Up Business venture.

Over a 40-year career, I have developed successful Environmental Services for many homeowners and commercial business.

But remember the motto, “The Minimalist Garden is not about ME.  It is about We.”  I cannot do it alone.

I see an opportunity with the Bay Clean-up Challenge facing our communities.  I see the opportunity to unify all our diversity in the effort to sustain and restore the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its watersheds.

Rain Barrels, Green Space Management, and LCF landscaping services are the foundation of the Minimalist Garden business model. 

These services are needed to take the Bay preservation effort to the next level by creating a meaningful, profitable and self-sustained enterprise with the purpose of cleaning the Bay.

The Minimalist Garden will bring together many different people for the purpose of cleaning and restoring the Chesapeake Bay Eco System while improving property values and saving tax resources.

Jesse Brogan, BA Chemistry (ACS Certified), Master Watershed Steward, Videographer

I have several years of work experience in Chesapeake Bay Restoration, which gives me a unique perspective.

To me, The Minimalist Garden is about seeing natural spaces as part of our home. We are too often distracted by technology from the community of nature surrounding us. As a result not only do local flora & fauna suffer, but we also hurt ourselves needlessly.

Rain barrels, Green Space Management, and LCF landscaping are ways we can nurture and respect natural spaces. The Minimalist Garden provides these services to bring everyone into this nature healing practice. We will all be healthier and our properties will have greater value from our participation.

Minimalist Garden Beginnings

Nurturing a 3-acre plot of common woodland behind his house, the Minimalist Gardener discovered the philosophy and practice that is the Minimalist Garden.  This woodland and the adjoining home site are the Minimalist Garden Laboratory.

Our Minimalist Garden Services Include:

Rain Barrel Installation and Maintenance

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Green Space Clean-Up and Management

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Low Carbon Footprint Landscaping

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Native Plant Landscape Design

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Do your part to clean the Environment and Conserve Energy. Invite Mother Nature into your outdoor spaces with The Minimalist Garden.

Contact The Minimalist Gardener @ 703-628-0927 or e-mail B@minimalistgarden.com

Locations We Serve:

Millersville, Severna Park, Arnold, Pasadena, Crownsville, Annapolis, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Severn, Cape Saint Claire, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Crofton, Edgewater, Lothian, Deale, Shadyside, and more.


  • Rain Barrel Installation and Maintenance

  • Green Space Clean-Up and Monitoring

  • Low Carbon Footprint Lawn and Garden Service

  • Natural/Native Landscape Design