…The backyard design is absolutely stunning, exceeding all expectations and desires.
…Janet was able to envision a breathtaking garden in our current “raw” space.
…I am thrilled with the results!
…The entire process was professional and detailed with loads of extra information including lighting, bubble rock, and colours of hardscaping to use.
…We were even able to find solutions to our water drainage issues, by designing a rain garden!
Janet is a dream to work with. She is an incredibly knowledgeable, skilled, and creative landscape designer. We live in a townhouse, so we have small garden spaces in both the front and the back. Janet was able to take both spaces and create stunning, peaceful landscapes using primarily native plant species. We love her fondness for eco-friendly design and have learned so much from her about supporting pollinators and managing rainwater sustainably. The variety of colour in our small spaces—the butterflies and other pollinators that make regular stops in our gardens now—gives us so much joy. We cannot thank you enough, Janet, for transforming our gardens! (A. Ralph Fall 2021)
We were lucky enough to have Janet design our backyard. We were interested in enhancing the beauty and utility of our backyard after moving into our new house. We provided Janet with measurements and a list of must-haves including a larger entertaining space, a vegetable garden, making use of current plants and easy maintenance. Janet delivered more than we could have imagined. The backyard design is absolutely stunning, exceeding all expectations and desires. She provided an animated walk-through and detailed plan that helped us picture exactly what it would look like. The design is laid out in a way that allows us to implement it in phases so the upfront cost is manageable. We’re now excited to get started on our backyard project. (Annemarie – March 2020)
It was a delight to work with Janet as she is so passionate and knowledgeable about gardening. Moving into a new build and our first home, Janet was able to envision a breathtaking garden in our current “raw” space. Janet’s design balanced our wishes as well as educating us about the best types of plants for our area which was much appreciated. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would recommend her to all levels of gardeners. We can’t wait to see the garden grow throughout the decades – thank you! (Stephanie & Brandon – March 2020)
I had wanted to get rid of my front lawn for a number of years. Janet brought me through the process of planning a design, making suggestions for native plants, sourcing them and altering plans to accommodate my preferences. I now have a peaceful and interesting garden; I am thrilled with the results!” (Pam – September 2019)
Janet was very quick to respond to any questions I had. Janet provided a beautiful layout of a front garden. I would totally recommend Nature by Design to anyone. Janet is very professional and provides a plan that is has attention to detail. Amazing work Janet! (Leanne – April 2020)
The entire process was professional and detailed with loads of extra information including lighting, bubble rock, and colours of hardscaping to use. It was very helpful to have been given the names of a couple of landscapers which helped us to make our final decision. We can’t wait to enjoy our patio and garden for many years to come. (Gail – September 2020)
Janet Mackey is outstanding. It really was an excellent experience. I was so pleased to receive the detail and support in creating my backyard. I found it very worthwhile. The information that Janet was able to provide as a Master Gardener was extensive. I was keen on creating a habitat for birds and butterflies and pollinators, growing plants that were native and non-invasive. Janet was able to do that, providing a variety of colour, seasonal interest and texture. We were even able to find solutions to our water drainage issues, by designing a rain garden! That was something new to me. I have never been more excited for spring to come! (Allison – October 2020)