Patrick, a native Dallasite, grew up traveling the state, learning as a child to appreciate the native beauty of Texas. He gained his passion for horticulture at an early age from his mother and grandmother, who were avid gardeners. Currently, he resides in a restored 1910 farmhouse on a half-acre wooded property in Oak Cliff. His large yard is an evolving laboratory for his passion in gardening and landscape design and construction.Patrick has worked with David Rolston since 1996, beginning at Rolston & Bonick, the firm’s popular Dallas garden shop (now closed), as a buyer and landscape designer. He still loves the hunt for the unique and unusual in garden antiques, ornaments and accessories, and incorporating such finds into his client’s landscape designs. By specifying exterior furniture, fabric, accessories and architectural paint choices congruent with a landscape design plan, Patrick is able to provide his clients a balanced and cohesive landscape, tailored to suit their individual requirements.Still an eager traveler, Patrick now plans his wandering around opportunities to tour private gardens, landscapes of merit and historic properties, keeping his finger on the pulse of emerging design trends.Patrick has been involved with numerous organizations, including the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, Oak Cliff Garden Tours and The Garden Conservancy. Currently he is working with the Preservation Dallas’ Modern Committee to bridge the relationship between late 20th century architecture and landscape."I endeavor to design landscapes that respond to the local, natural environment and are geared towards a client’s unique property and the relationship between their lifestyle and their landscape… how they live in their landscape."