Garden Design Service
We have the know how. You have the garden.
We will work with you to design your native plant garden. Choose from one of the 3 options below!
- If you have a newly prepared garden bed or an existing garden with some room for new plants.
- If you know you want native species in your garden and you would like some help with your plant choices.
- If you have a vision for your native plant garden, perhaps a garden for pollinators, rain, drought or shade, and you need a little help making it a reality...
We are happy to provide detailed Design Proposals which could include logistics, materials and site preparation or Design Presentations, should they be required. We oversee and direct installations of all kinds.
A one hour consultation at our nursery with our garden designer.
- bring your garden dimensions and pictures and thoughts about the garden of your dreams.
- are encouraged to document our discussion.
- ask questions so we can understand the characteristics of your garden (e.g., moisture, light and soil conditions, location of buildings, trees and fencing).
- ask you about your vision for your garden, your preferences (e.g., what colour of flowers do you like best) and your desired budget.
- discuss how you could prepare your garden bed and what soil amendments to use.
- discuss which native plants species would work well and suggest how many of each and where they could be placed.
All the items listed in Option 1
- in either your front or back yard, a garden up to 800 square feet in area.
- a design sketch of your garden, based on your measurements and photos, showing plant placement and any features, like paths, fountains or rain gardens, discussed in the consultation.
- an itemised plant list indicating quantities, as well as some brief notes describing the design.
- digital files by email in PDF and JPEG format, which you can then easily print.
Katherine, your designs are stunning on paper and in practice. Thanks for bringing so much beauty to the world! Karen, thanks for growing such fabulous plants! My brother and I have extended the native plant garden to the north side of his house now, with the same beautiful plant combinations.
We mirror thanks to Karen and Katherine and add thanks to Matt and Sean. At risk of appearing melodramatic, the overall effect is dazzling!
For a more detailed design with greater accuracy, we recommend a consultation together with a site visit, the price of which will be determined by the location, the size and complexity of the project, and the printing required.
Can't visit us in Claremont? We will deliver our plants right to your door. Delivery is available within the GTA (in Peel Region, York Region, City of Toronto, Durham Region) for orders of over $400 before taxes.
$90 (plus HST)
Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga
East of Yonge - $70 (plus HST) | West of Yonge - $80 (plus HST)
King, Vaughan, West Richmond Hill, West Aurora, West Newmarket, Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch Stouffville, Markham, East Richmond Hill, East Aurora, East Newmarket
City of Toronto
East of Yonge - $75 (plus HST) | West of Yonge - $85 (plus HST)
East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York
$60 (plus HST)
Brock, Uxbridge, Scugog, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington
Native Plant Garden Expertise
Looking for professional help with installing your native plant gardens? Perhaps one of the businesses listed here would be right for you. We recommend you contact them to inquire about their qualifications (e.g., gardening, landscaping) and services they offer.
Founded in 1999, offering consultation, design and installation services within Ontario's Great Lakes basin and beyond, specialising in pollinator, rain, edible, Boreal and Carolinian gardens. As certified seed collectors, plant growers, gardeners and trainers, we support reconciliation through growing native plant gardens. Our cultural restoration program Minogin Gitiganis (Gardens Growing Well) provides on-the-land learning for Indigneous youth.
Blue Oak Native Landscapes
Paul designs and builds native plant landscapes in the Hamilton area. He is also available for garden consultations for those wishing to build their own native plant landscapes.
Paul O'Hara, Owner/Operator
Clearwing Ecological Gardening and Restoration
Specializes in ecologically-friendly garden design, planting, maintenance, and terrestrial ecological restoration. Committed to providing services that not only benefit property owners, but wildlife, insects, and overall ecosystem health as well. Operating throughout the Kawartha Lakes region, including properties only accessible by boat!
Provides full service landscaping and landscape construction services within the GTA. Specializing in natural stone, steps, armour stone, pergolas and all types of plantings.
Based out of Richmond Hill but happy to travel throughout the GTA. Focus is on designing & building 'wildlife friendly' gardens, using primarily native plants as well as garden features such as natural ponds, birdhouses & birdfeeders, and natural log/stone piles, to provide crucial habitat for songbirds, pollinators, and other urban wildlife, while looking amazing all year long.
Heavenly Fusion Gardens
Create a Fusion of beautiful flowers, plants, grasses, shrubs, herbs, vegetables in your own tranquil sacred space. Experience in native and non-native. Pollinators and garden design.
Peter Ewins/Catherine Mayled
Mary Living Outside
We focus on healthy soils and connect native plant companions to develop species richness in our land and garden scapes. We are a design/build/ maintenance firm including education, coaching, and soil analysis. We work in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, North Durham, and the eastern Simcoe County.
Miinikaan Innovation & Design
Offers consulting, garden design and installation within the GTHA and Kawartha Lakes. We cultivate relationships between people and plants and specialize in Indigenous healing gardens, rooftops and containers.
Parklane Landscapes (Beaverton area)
Operating for 60 years and offering landscaping services within the Lake Simcoe watershed and in the Muskoka area. We incorporate green infrastructure to all our designs through rain gardens, permeable paving, lawn alternatives and native plants.
Anna van Maris
Sustainable Roots Ecological Restoration
Specializes in native plant and perennial garden design and installation, tree planting of all sizes, and invasive species management. Operating primarily in the GTA, the Kawarthas, and many other regions in south-eastern Ontario.
Evergreen Brickworks Garden Market
Native Plants in Claremont is proudly supplying native perennials for sale at the Garden Market.
Grow Me Instead
Invasive species are a significant threat to biodiversity. Horticulture is one of many pathways for the introduction and spread of invasive plants. With this in mind, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) and partners created a guide to help gardeners and landscapers choose beautiful, non-invasive plants. The Grow Me Instead
guide identifies common garden plants that may invade natural areas, thereby reducing native biodiversity and changing environmental conditions. It also provides a list of non-invasive alternatives for each of these plants.
This resource is available for free download as a PDF from the OIPC website
North American Native Plant Society (NANPS)
NANPS is dedicated to the study, conservation, cultivation and restoration of North America's native flora. Native Plants in Claremont is a proud supplier of native plants to the NANPS Annual Plant Sales.
Follow this link to NANPS' pamphlet about Butterfly Gardening: www.nanps.org