This is a time when it is a gift to live in a small city like ours, where neighbors know each other and an unseen enemy like COVID-19 will be slow to enter and spread. But it eventually will, as we have seen in many other areas of the world. At Specialty Gardens, we are continuing to work online with our clients, keep our teams safe, and do our part to help flatten the curve in our community. We want you to know that we are still here, we are available for you, and we wish you all the very best through this difficult time.
...that has been providing professional landscape design and horticultural consulting services since 1989. We have provided environmentally sensitive design solutions in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and our work continues to be distinctive, individual to the client’s needs, and unique in detail.
Specialty Gardens caters to homeowners, developers, architects, municipalities, and community leaders to devise sustainable and beautiful landscapes that strive to enhance existing features; architectural or otherwise. Your completed project and landscape spaces tell a story, it is who you are and what is meaningful to you. Your creative ideas, interests and preferences are paramount. Our designers interpret your wish lists and incorporate these thoughts into a plan that will address your priorities and dreams.
At Specialty Gardens, our thoughtful design process is built around several main principles:
In the spring of 2012, Specialty Gardens expanded to include horticultural garden maintenance and planting to our clients. We employ landscape gardeners trained to spot potential issues before they become problematic, and are invested in the health and beauty of your garden from the soil through the entire plant system. Our professionals are trained in botany and weed science and understand the biology of plants and what they require to flourish.
Our maintenance regime includes the correct fertilizer where needed and any removal of insect/disease infested plant material. Insecticidal soap may be applied, but the use of harsh chemicals is not encouraged. Weeds will be removed; plants will be staked if required and light pruning will be done if needed. This service has become very popular since its inception, and we look forward to providing more opportunities for beautifully maintained gardens within our community.
Specialty Gardens has been a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers since 2003, and has achieved ‘Permanently Certified’ status. Other societies we belong to that provide important contributions to our ongoing education include The Botanical Society of America, The North American Native Plants Society, The American Society of Plant Taxonomists, The Weed Science Society of America, Alberta Invasive Species, and the Alberta Horticultural Association.
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