Backyard water features
Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence Winner 2022

Lavish Gardens is an award-winning landscape company celebrating 14 years in business!
 
We are passionate landscapers serving
Hastings County and Prince Edward County,
and our mission is to design and build beautiful and sustainable living home landscapes
that draw you and your family outside to connect with nature.

 

You know that feeling you get when you come across a running brook? You hear the melodious rippling sounds of the water, catch a glimpse of the rays of the sun flashing upon the water's surface... a hummingbird flies above you and you breathe in the deep, musky smell of the wet earth surrounding you?

 

That's the feeling of being right here, right now

Whether we are building an awesome waterfall or planting a garden,

our MISSION when planning your landscape is to create home environments that will make you

excited to UNPLUG and CONNECT WITH NATURE 

right in your own backyard.
 

How? It starts with an ecological approach to design and results in sustainablebeautiful and functional outdoor spaces that include what is needed for a thriving ecosystem - diversified plantings, healthy soils, sources of clean fresh water - all elements that attract and provide shelter and food for wildlife and other beneficial organisms. Why? Because we believe that living well is connecting with nature.

THAT is the reason why we are passionate landscapers.

HOW WE WORK

SUSTAINABILITY     We believe in environmental stewardship. We work to create habitats that sustain local ecosystems and support human well-being. We practice the three pillars of sustainability, which strive to achieve balance between economic, social and environmental demands.

ARTISTRY      Lavish Gardens is where artistry meets the beauty of nature – where art is directly inspired by nature, and the medium is the land: its plants, soils, rocks, water, wildlife, scents, sounds as well as its people. 

PASSION   We bring our passion to work! We believe in investing emotional energy into our work – that means giving our very best and finding fulfillment by fostering a positive attitude.  Excellence, creativity, hard work and productivity are what we strive for. We go above and beyond – whatever we do, we do with all our hearts.  We strive to work in a way that will leave us fulfilled at the end of the day.

Songbirds and ecology
 
Lavish Gardens Professional Certified Aquascape Contractor CAC

IF YOU DREAM OF AN OUTDOOR SPACE
THAT PROMOTES RELAXATION AND
ENHANCES YOUR CONNECTION WITH NATURE,
LAVISH IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU.

TOGETHER, WE WILL BRING
LIFE, NOURISHMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
TO YOUR GARDEN.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

 

OUR SALES PROCESS

1) PHONE CONSULTATION

     After your initial contact with our company, we will schedule a 10-15 minute phone consultation with the owner, Karina, to ensure that      we understand your goals and to assess whether we might be a good fit for your project. During this phone call, we'd like to hear about      your wish-list, site challenges, anticipated project timelines, and investment and cost expectations. We'll then evaluate whether or            not a face-to-face meeting at your property is the logical next step.

2) IN PERSON CONSULTATIONS

       We charge $150 consultation fee for in-person consultations.

 

 A) Garden/Pond Maintenance or Renovation:

       We require that all the key decision makers be present at this in-person meeting.

       During the in-person meeting, we will provide: horticultural and design advice on your existing gardens and/or a technical assessment of your                   water feature.

       These discussions usually take place in the garden, and the conversation will mostly revolve around the garden's needs, issues, the frequency of             visits that will be required, and average expenditures. We may suggest broad ideas to improve or redesign your existing gardens, provide                             horticultural advice about existing plants and flower beds, as well as possible solutions to your garden problems.

     

      If the consultation is about an existing water feature, we will perform a technical assessment of your water feature, as well as discuss problems              and possible solutions for improvement.

 

      If we find that we may not be the best fit for your project at this time, we will recommend other quality landscapers who may be better able to                    serve your needs. The consultation fee is non-refundable. The homeowner is advised to take notes during the in-person consultation as a written          report from our company is not included in the consultation fee.

 

      If, however, we mutually find that we are well aligned, we will proceed to scheduling the maintenance work on a time and materials basis. In the                case where a complete garden or pond renovation is required, we will decide whether a free estimate or a more detailed design (at an additional              cost) is most appropriate. In this case, the consultation fee will be reimbursed towards your maintenance fees, design or renovation project.

 

B) NEW INSTALLATIONS

       We require that all the key decision makers be present at this in-person meeting.

      At this meeting, we will delve further into who we are and what we can do for you, your expectations and requirements for this project, budgets                allocated to the project, design costs and information regarding subsequent meetings. The objective of the meeting is to determine if it makes              sense for us to work together and whether we are well-aligned.

      If, for whatever reason, we mutually decide that another company would be better suited to serve you during the initial in-person consultation, we          will refer you to other quality local contractors and the consultation fee will become non-refundable.

 

      If we agree to move forward, we will proceed to the design process.

3) DESIGN PROCESS

      Upon receiving a design retainer, we will set the date and time for our next meeting. This meeting can be in-person or through Zoom.                Initial drawings paint a broad stroke and focus on the main design elements and space management. The goal is to not delve too far into          an idea before checking in with the customer and making sure we're on the same page. The drawings become more detailed with each              revision. The number of meetings varies with each client. Typically we can have a solid plan and an itemized quotation in 2 to 3 meetings.       At the end of the process, you will have a complete plan with detailed plant list, full estimate and colour-printed mood boards.