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University Avenue

This project is on a slope on the back of the property away from the house. One of the main priorities was that this garden would be interesting and attractive from the large bedroom windows on the upper floor. To accomplish this we used a wide range of dwarf trees and shrubs underplanted with grasses  and perennials with strong textures.

Pat and Peter

A beautiful country property that is located on a noisy county road. Pat and Peter were interested in a landscape that would somehow help with that problem. In the front of the property we planted a dense selection of evergreens, trees, shrubs and grasses. Along the side of the house we installed a pond with two waterfalls that provides enough sound to help muffle the traffic noise. Rock gardens were built around the waterfall to give a more naturalistic appearance and these were planted with dwarf evergreens and shrubs. These raised beds also give excellent viewing of the rock garden and alpine plants that are planted there.

Green Street

This is an early project that even though a small area has matured to provide warmth and a great deal of structure to match the magnificent stone house. The foliage alone provides a wide range of colour and texture and this is augmented with bloom from early spring to late fall.

Skye Manor Project

These photos were taken shortly after the planting of this large country estate and corporate retreat. The idea was to plan and install walkways and gardens to warm the atmosphere and open areas and views that were previously rarely used or appreciated. The scale of the site necessitated the use of large stones and large slabs for steps and walkways. The plantings are also extensive and consist of tough, hardy selections of a wide range of perennials, grasses shrubs and trees. On the conservatory side of the house we had the task of rehabilitating an area with unattractive quarry slabs. We planted heavily so that shortly most of the bare angularity will be covered by upright and cascading plants.

 

Shurli

A small project where the homeowner wanted her entrance ways to be more appealing and inviting to her and guests. The result is a low maintenance garden with year round interest.

Murray – One Year Later

A country garden with strong hedges that required a semi formal approach with lots of structure to unify and pull together the site. There is a wide use of dwarf and small trees [acer, cercis, ginkgo, magnolia], dwarf evergreens and shrubs and extensive under planting of a wide range of perennials. The result is a garden with a long season of bloom yet has year round interest.

Murray

A country garden with strong hedges that required a semi formal approach with lots of structure to unify and pull together the site. There is a wide use of dwarf and small trees [acer, cercis, ginkgo, magnolia], dwarf evergreens and shrubs and extensive under planting of a wide range of perennials. The result is a garden with a long season of bloom yet has year round interest.