Gardens of Prestige knows well the varieties and changes in our conception of the garden and landscaping. From a hobbyist’s passion for digging in the soil to a kitchen garden supplying a cook’s needs, from hard landscaping of stone and structures to soft planned perennial borders or zeroscapes or xeriscapes, and from designs for curb appeal to landscape lifestyle expressions as extensions of your home, Gardens of Prestige is your Barrie and region landscape and garden designer with the experience and depth to transform your outdoor space into the outdoors of your dreams.
To translate a homeowner’s outdoor garden fantasy, all the scraps of ideas and use have to be taken into consideration and a detailed property plan is fundamental even if you only want to begin with a small project like a kitchen garden. As a professional landscape designer, Gardens of Prestige will ask many questions to start. What do you want to be doing out there? Socializing? Relaxing? Playing? Swimming? What do you want to keep of the existing landscape? What do you want to attract? What about light and sound? How much garden work to your want to do on a continuing basis? To your answers, Gardens of Prestige will add their education in landscape principles and horticultural practice, installation experience, knowledge of local Barrie, Newmarket, Collingwood, Orillia, Wasaga Beach, Aurora and area conditions, and creative inspiration.
The development of a detailed, comprehensive outdoor space design ensures the clients’ needs and dreams have all been addressed prior to commencement of any landscape construction project. Advanced computer technology allows landscape designers to illustrate the landscape plans and estimate the full scope. Layers of design can be built in to account for growth of plantings and/or to deconstruct the entire project into segmented projects according to your budget. Gardens of Prestige certified designers take time, space and budget into consideration, use proven design principles, the best horticultural methodologies, and ecology and project management experience and create a design reflecting your outdoor lifestyle desires.
Including a water feature in your Gardens of Prestige landscape project can really turn your outdoor space into something special, giving you a focal point and attracting wildlife. Water gardens or aquascapes dramatically alter an outdoor living space into a lovely environment for relaxation, unwinding, and spending quality social time with family and friends. Water features become the focal point of any garden with their soothing sounds and natural ability to attract a variety of birds and butterflies and other wildlife. The presence of water in the garden can create a desirable mood, vista and sound.
The range of water garden possibilities includes some water feature for every budget from garden waterfalls, ponds, streams, fountains, or to simple water garden containers. And, if you have a natural water element already on your property, as many properties in Muskoka, Collingwood and area do, it can be enhanced and drawn into the landscape through Gardens of Prestige’s careful planning and installations. Whether you situate a decorative fountain near your home’s front entrance or establish a living habitat with an ecosystem pond and waterfall, your quality of life will be enhanced when you waterscape your landscape. Whether you have an expansive lawn or a small balcony, a water feature suitable for your lifestyle and budget is available.
Gardens of Prestige is Central Ontario’s experienced contracting landscaper for all the elements involved in the design, installation, planting and continuing maintenance of waterscapes. Choose from ponds and multi-level waterfalls, serenity pools, traditional and art fountains and water containers. We know the aquatic plants and wildlife possible and will educate you in the experience of water gardening. Contact Gardens of Prestige today and begin your personal aquascaping adventure.
Every garden and landscape is comprised of unique design elements to maintain and enhance its beauty and function. Owners of landscaped properties and gardens in Aurora, Newmarket, Barrie, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Muskoka and their surrounding areas rely on Gardens of Prestige to fulfill many of their gardens, pool and landscape construction services, incorporating multiple design elements.
You too can have a garden and landscaped property to envy just like our more than 500 satisfied clients. Consider incorporating any or all of the following garden design elements for your Gardens of Prestige project:
As a landscape construction and design contractor, our goal at Gardens of Prestige is to transform your garden into your own personal paradise…..something of inspiring beauty. For over 20 years, Gardens of Prestige Ltd. has been installing pools, ponds or multi-level waterfalls, natural stone, walkways, patios, retaining walls and driveways, decks and other wooden structures using a detailed landscape design created just for you. One contemporary trend in horticulture is the revival of the rock garden.
Gardening and incorporating rocks into the design is an old practice originating in early Chinese and Japanese gardens. By the turn of the twentieth century, rock gardening in England expanded with the pairing of alpine plants and rocks and stones as decorative elements. Alpine plants from mountainous regions are adapted to extreme weather conditions such as wind, cold, drought and short growing season. Generally the plants are small and low and slow growing. The most successful rock gardens look like they’ve always been there- that they are a part of the natural ecology. In style, a rock garden of prestige suits and complements the environment. At a cottage, an Asian rock garden may look out of place while it might blend naturally into a forested locale. So plants, soil and rocks need to be chosen carefully. Gardens of Prestige have the trained expertise for implementing all these rock garden design guidelines to properties in Collingwood, Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Newmarket, Aurora and Muskoka.
For most homeowners, the natural landscape of the property provides the inspiration for any rock garden plan. On a sloped area, your Gardens of Prestige rock garden will not only prevent erosion but also provide anchors and shelters for plants. If your property is flat, a berm rock garden design with rock groupings outcropping can achieve a stunning visual effect. Gardens of Prestige will create your unique, custom rock garden so you can enjoy the simplicity of this gardening form. An established rock garden is relatively low-maintenance but a source of striking colour and visual interest all year round. Start today with your call to Gardens of Prestige.
As a Central Ontario landscape construction and design contractor, our goal at Gardens of Prestige is to transform your garden into your own personal paradise…..something of inspiring beauty. For over 20 years, Gardens of Prestige Ltd. has been installing pools, ponds or multi-level waterfalls, natural stone, walkways, patios, retaining walls and driveways, decks and other wooden structures using a detailed landscape design created just for you. In addition to our fine quality landscape and architectural services we offer night lighting, irrigation and installation of “golf greens” for complete turn key service. In the winter months we offer interior renovations and custom cabinetry services as well. The majority of projects completed are for residential estate properties, with over 500 projects completed.
Two principal materials figure in most Gardens of Prestige landscape construction projects- wood and stone- both engineered and natural. These provide the most basic infrastructure or bones of the Muskoka, Newmarket, Aurora, Collingwood, Orillia, Barrie and Wasaga Beach gardens we create.
Functionality and aesthetic appeal can be created with the construction of a multi-level deck or post and beam structure. Similarly, the use of post and beam structures on their own as in a privacy screen or gazebo or in a children’s play area add to the unique quality of any professionally landscaped property. Fencing in wood, engineered wood products or wrought iron defines and secures the property but must also mesh with the overall design vision. Regardless of which materials you choose, our experienced Gardens of Prestige team will install landscape surfaces, structures and enclosures which are attractive and useful for many years to come.
Simple elegance and comfortable, designated use of space is established with the use of natural large slab flagstone for patios or walkways. Equally, the use of natural stone retaining walls and rock gardens provides a natural product which is very adaptable and useful, while adding elegance and beauty to your garden. The advantage of installing stone staircases is its stability and diversity in appearance and if installed correctly, will never need to be replaced. Manmade stone and brick in addition augment the range of landscape design possibilities and styles.