With backgrounds in horticulture, art, and architecture, the firm of Lear & Mahoney Landscape Associates has developed a client specific approach to design. Elizabeth’s and Brian’s strengths cover every aspect of the luxury landscape market, with special attention given to historic commissions. The firm handles all phases of projects from inception to completion. 

Elizabeth Lear


Elizabeth Lear studied philosophy at Goddard College, art at The School of Visual Arts, and Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has been designing in the Hamptons since 1986.




Brian Mahoney


Brian Mahoney took his passion for gardening to Farmingdale State College. He then studied Landscape Architecture at the Ohio State University while continuing his education in Ornamental Horticulture. Upon earning degrees in both disciplines, he completed his apprenticeship in firms in New York City and Southampton, New York.



Gaelin Walsh


Gaelin Walsh graduated from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University in May of 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. He plans on taking the licensure examination upon completing his apprenticeship in 2015.