Landscape Design Centre

Welcome to Bradford Greenhouses Landscape Design Centre. Our award winning landscape design team is here to help make your garden dreams a reality! With a variety of options to suit any budget, our capable designers are on hand and ready to assist you in the creation of a beautiful custom garden, patio, front entrance or complete outdoor living area unique to you. Serving Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Midland, the northern GTA and surrounding areas with our ‘Experts in Bloom’, since 1961.

In-Store / On-Site Design Options

In-Store Design Support

Nursery Consultation

Purchase a $100 consultation certificate and receive a personal half hour walk around with an expert nursery staff member! This one-on-one consultation will help you choose the right plant material unique to your needs and desires.  Contact customer service to book your appointment. Print and complete our Landscape Design Guide, and bring in pictures of your property to make the most of your in-store landscape consultation. Then, use your consultation certificate towards materials for your new garden!

*This is a verbal consultation; quick hand sketch may be provided; not to scale.

The In-Store Sketch

When your needs require a bit more in-depth approach and your lot is clearly visible in photographs, an in-store pencil sketch design is a good option. This appointment involves a personal meeting with our Landscape Designer. Just print out our Landscape Design Guide and provide printed photos of property for discussion. Approximately one week later client returns to discuss proposed design sketch based on your measurements and original conversation.  Can include hardscaping. Contact our Landscape Designer directly at 705-725-9913 ext. 307 to begin!

Fees

(Based on standard 50′ x 120′ lot)
Front Yard: $225
Back Yard: $350
All pricing does not include HST.

Landscape Design Tips
  • Make decisions on what type of garden you want before you choose your plant varieties. For example, whether you want a low or high maintenance garden, require drought tolerant plants or wish to have plants that provide winter interest. This narrows down your options and makes it easier to create the garden you desire.
  • Pay attention to the plants’ hardiness zone, the plants’ characteristics and the plants’ needs such as sun/shade requirements, soil preference and watering needs.
  • Experiment with different textures to add dimension and add an element of visual surprise.
  • Planting in odd numbers creates flow and balance throughout the garden. 
  • The use of patterns will create a more formal garden, while the avoidance of patterns will create a natural, cottage style garden.
  • Consider microclimate before you begin landscaping. For example, if you have an area that is extremely hot, consider planting a large shade tree to cool the area or if you have a lot of wind in your backyard, consider planting a large coniferous tree to act as a wind barrier year round.

On-Site Design Support

The On-Site Consultation

Often it is necessary to make decisions for your landscape project at your home with a certified Bradford Greenhouse Landscape Designer. Receive a personal “house call” and discuss in detail the function of your space, as well as your personal style and desires. We can offer ideas on plant choices and placement, patio/ path placements and material choices, plus so much more. We can even deliver your plant materials and place them on-site, ready for planting!

* This is a verbal consultation

Fees

(Including travel time within Barrie area)
First Hour: $150
Each Additional Half Hour: $50
All pricing does not include HST.

Master Plans on CAD

Receive a personal on-site consultation at your residence with a qualified Bradford Greenhouse Landscape Designer. Discuss in detail the function of your space as well as your personal style and desires. A detailed custom landscape design using the latest professional landscape software will be provided upon final revision.

*A copy of your property survey is highly recommended.

Fees

(Based on standard 50′ x 120′ lot)
Front Yard (Black & White): Starting at $600
Back Yard (Black & White): Starting at $700
Front & Back Yard (Black & White): Starting at $900
Colour Option: +$100
All pricing does not include HST.

Design pricing will be confirmed and retainer collected during initial on-site consultation. A distance surcharge will apply to on-site consultations outside the Barrie area.

For the Landscape Contractor

Here at Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery we are dedicated to support you the contractor in all of your landscaping and design needs. With an attractive pro-green contractor’s incentive program and early morning 7:30am pick up time, you can depend on us to keep your project running on time and on budget. You can also order all your interlock products, lighting goods, and Aquascape pond products through us. We even offer bulk material pick-up or delivery!

With award-winning landscape designers and horticulturists on staff, we can help take your projects from looking good to looking great! We can assist with anything from plant and hardscape choices, to landscape lighting and more. We can even paint your layouts based on our design, deliver your plant materials and place them on site! Just bring your measurements, pictures, and specifications to our professional designer; we can provide you with a professional drawing based on your requirements. A $90 per hour design rate applies. Or simply send in your client and we’ll take care of all the design work and related charges for you.

Contact the Design Centre at 705-725-9913 ext. 307 to book your appointment.

Meet our Designer

Audriana VanderWerf

Bradford Greenhouses welcomes Audriana VanderWerf, CLD, HLT, BAEd – a Certified Landscape Designer with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of horticulture and exterior renovations! Audriana has worked across the globe and on the west coast, and she brings home to you a worldly perspective on trends and classics in Landscape Design. Audriana is an active committee member with Landscape Ontario, the Canadian National Landscape Association and Communities in Bloom.