Strong Roots

For 116 years, T.J. Brown has specialized in shaping the landscapes and gardens of Aquidneck Island and beyond. Our expertise and experience stands alone. Your project needs a partner.

Few places in our country still maintain these vestiges of a style of living now found mostly in historical novels. While gardens today are not as demanding as 100 years ago, they still need attention and service. TJ Brown company has remained a viable and valued backbone of our community for four generations.

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Our Services

Since 1901, TJ Brown Landscaping has specialized in landscape planting and design, arboriculture, installations, garden maintenance, integrated pest management, hedge pruning, lawn mowing, snow removal and historic research.

Want to learn more about T.J. Brown?

Contact us today at (401) 847-2081 or by email.

Proudly serving Newport County since 1901

Timothy J. Brown, the son of Dutch/ Irish immigrants was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1879. In 1901, he began hauling coal ashes in a horse drawn tipcart from the “summer cottages” on Bellevue Avenue. In warmer weather, Brown expanded his enterprise, providing landscaping and gardening services to the estates. As Newport grew so did the company, blossoming into the preeminent landscape contractor on the island.

Well over a century later, T.J. Brown remains family owned and operated, now a fourth generation stalwart of Newport’s Fifth Ward neighborhood. Throughout the years the mission has remained the same, providing a model of stewardship that incorporates sensitivity to aesthetics, environmental health and the rich history of each property under our care.  While the “summer cottages” still provide a good part of the company business, work has broadened to include residential and commercial projects, large and small, throughout Aquidneck Island and beyond.

Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Nursery and Landscaping Association
  • American Nursery and Landscaping Association
  • Rhode Island Tree Council
  • Newport Tree Society
  • Aquidneck Land Trust
  • American Conifer Society
  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association