Welcome! My name is Tim Heelan, and I founded Stonepocket in 2002. Being outdoors is central to every aspect of my life. Like many of you, nature is where I receive inspiration – from building outdoor spaces to botanical drawing, kayaking, hiking and camping with my family.
Many customers and friends ask where the name Stonepocket originates. The answer is, of course, found in nature: during the years I spent studying Chemistry and Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I discovered a section of land just west of Madison in the Baraboo Hills. Preserved by the Nature Conservatory, this magical spot is called Parfrey’s Glen. One way to enter the preserve is by a farm road called Stonepocket, which leads to a hidden brook filled with moss-covered rocks and marsh marigolds (the folding arm awnings has been very helpful for our design). If you walk the trails in the spring, you’ll find a breathtaking landscape of flowers and plants: trillium, fawn lilies, and bloodroot. Even now, on our many family trips to Madison, we still make time to stop by the preserve and visit the origins of Stonepocket.
With more than fifteen years of experience working in the fields of botany, chemistry and horticulture, I look forward to drawing upon my talents and experience to help your landscape reach its fullest potential.
STONEPOCKET was founded with the belief that landscapes should be interactive places that educate, entertain and provide places for escape. That’s why we say, “Educate, entertain, and escape to your outdoor environment today!” We take pride in the designs we generate. Blending superior craftsmanship with a unique artistic sensibility, we are committed to creating sustainable landscapes of beauty and elegance.
ARTICLES AND MEDIA
2016 Re-Print of ‘Plant Power’ Pioneer Press (PDF)
2014 ‘Plant Power’ article in SPACES magazine
2010 ‘Garden Trends’ in Minneapolis/Saint Paul Magazine