Design Team

You will appreciate our personal touch, our experience and our quiet confidence in guiding you through the entire project. Horticulture and design have been life-long passions for us and we believe planting design is equally important as the structural components of the design.

We work mostly from referrals, so it’s very important for us to make everything perfect for you!


The designers at Hidden Lane are Fabulous Listeners! They took the time to really understand our needs and I received honest, professional advice that was right on target.

Linda Nichols
Linda Nichols
Email: lnichols@hiddenlane.com
Phone: 703-620-6155x101

I design on multiple levels, taking into account your desires, what your property needs and then I filter that information through an artistic lens. I select plants that play well together and offer multi-seasonal color that will support the local bird and pollinator population. The end result is a lovely space that entices you and your family to spend time outdoors in the garden.

Virginia Tech-Horticulture

Hidden Lane career began in 1988

Anthony Piselli
Anthony Piselli
Email: apiselli@hiddenlane.com
Phone: 703-620-6155x103

A new landscape is an investment in your home, your family and your well-being. Before you invest, investigate. Find your style. Look beyond the neighbor's landscape. Travel to places that inspire and ignite ideas. When you are excited and ready for the garden of your dreams, I will help you discover the perfect solutions.

Virginia Tech-Horticulture/Residential Design

Hidden Lane career began in 2011

Lillian Preston
Lillian Preston
Email: lpreston@hiddenlane.com
Phone: 703-620-6155x105

Every place has unique beauty to highlight and every person makes their own imprint on that space. I delight in my role as the interpreter, looking in from the outside to illuminate the potential and to create a meaningful garden that will have your own signature on it.

Virginia Tech-Landscape Architecture/Horticulture

Hidden Lane career began in 2014

Thomas Aurelio
Thomas Aurelio
Email: taurelio@hiddenlane.com
Phone: 703-620-6155x104

As a trained designer and naturalist I have an in depth understanding of the balance between nature and function. I look to each homeowner’s unique needs and desires. We then work as a team to achieve a landscape that enhances the beauty of their home and garden.

George Washington University - Horticulture/Residential Design

Hidden Lane Career 1984 – 1991, 2016 -