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Landscape Design for:
Residential Design
Commercial Design


We are a design company dedicated to excellence in landscape design. All of our designs take into account the unique site conditions that Colorado has to offer. This includes the use of low water or Xeric plantings, designing areas that are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing, and designs that fit into a budget and that can be implemented in phases if necessary. We specialize in designs for "Do-It-Yourself" installations.

Dan Lee

Licensed Landscape Architect

Dan started mowing lawns and installing small landscape projects in the mid 1980's. During high school he installed landscape for companies specializing in water features, retaining walls, patios, and irrigation systems. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1995, he worked for "Design and Build" landscape companies. There he honed his landscape design skills and learned the industry. In 2002 Dan started Black Forest Landscape Design Studio L.L.C., specializing in designs for the "Do-It-Yourself" home owner.


Black Forest was started in 2002 by Dan Lee to fill a niche in the industry, designs for the "Do-It-Yourself" home owners and small projects. The business model we used comes from Dan's experience working for Design Build company where the main objective was to sell plants and hardscapes. By providing a horticulturaly sound design we can better serve our clients whether they install the plan or hire contractors.

Classes Taught

  • Denver Botanic Gardens Fall 2006- Current: Do-It-Yourself Landscape Planning Workshop
  • Front Range Community College 2004-2007: HLT 230 - Horticulture CAD Technology
  • Colorado State University Fall 2006: Guest Lecture "Advanced CAD Techniques", Improving CAD Drawings with PhotoShop",
  • ProGreen 2006 Lecture: Hardscape Considerations
  • Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Fall 2005: Intro to Hardscape Design
  • Front Range Community College Fall 2003: Landscape Planting Design.

Don't take our word, take our customers...

Dan Lee first worked on my in-laws landscape design. Given the results, we hired Dan to conducted a thorough analysis of my back yard and all its challenges. After meeting with my wife and I in person, he came up with a great solution, provided consultative advice on the implementation with the contractor and the result was a big success. We are pleased to know Dan and would recommend his landscape abilities
- Todd F. of Erie

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