Dramatic before and after

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Starting with a blank slate usually leads to a dramatic before and after shot. This home is no exception and does not disappoint! Take a look at what we started with…

 

No foundation planting, no colour, no focal point. Just a clean canvas for our team to work with. So… drumroll… Ta Da…..

What a makeover! We added colour, texture and an amazing focal point at the front door.

The front entrance was enhanced with pavers and natural stone. The side was highlighted with an amazing rock border.

 

The bursts of colour really make a welcoming first impression! A traditional plant selection complements this 60’s Rancher perfectly.

Charming Cottage on Rickett’s Lake

Great News!

We are proud to announce this project won a 2022 AWARD of EXCELLENCE from Landscape Ontario! Congratulations to our whole team at Fiona’s Garden Gate!!

I know you have loved seeing our work progressing on the amazing holiday escapes in northern Ontario that we have been working on for the past year. Here’s another final reveal…

Just a short distance from Port Carling and Bala, this charming cottage on Rickett’s Lake needed Fiona’s Garden Gate to add all the outdoor landscaping that would help make it the ultimate Ontario getaway.

In the front, visitors are welcomed with all new rock-edged garden beds and colourful seasonally planted urns.

The lake-side of the cottage takes you down the yard on a two natural granite walkways to all-new tiered garden beds with granite stone steps to a new deck and dock.

The amazing natural stonework continues with a water’s-edge firepit to take in the vista during the day, or enjoy around the fire at night.

Modern Cottage on Lake Muskoka

Great News!

We are proud to announce this project won a 2022 AWARD of EXCELLENCE from Landscape Ontario! Congratulations to our whole team at Fiona’s Garden Gate!!

For the last few summer seasons the team at Fiona’s Garden Gate has been busy creating amazing gardens in the GTA, but also in northern Ontario. Here is one of the latest cottage landscape creations we are so very proud to share.

Perched on a magnificent point of granite overlooking beautiful Muskoka Bay, this newly built cottage takes full advantage of its truly unique setting. Fiona’s Garden Gate started with the front of the property by creating a welcoming first impression of purple and white with new planting beds and large custom-built raised wooden planter boxes that draw you in to the primary and secondary entrances.

Perched on a magnificent point of granite overlooking beautiful Muskoka Bay, this newly built cottage takes full advantage of its truly unique setting. Fiona’s Garden Gate started with the front of the property by creating a welcoming first impression of purple and white with new planting beds and large custom-built raised wooden planter boxes that draw you into the primary and secondary entrances.

A natural stone walkway takes you around the side of the property, past the new custom garden shed, to reveal the grand vista.

A huge new natural stone patio, raised hot tub with wooden surround and new garden beds lead to a custom cooking station. The amazing covered pergola, that had been built by the home builder, was elevated by installing natural stone on the concrete pad that surrounded it.

Granite steps take you down toward a seating area, and while everything is new to this property, it all blends seamlessly with the natural rugged Canadian landscape.

 

More from Lake Muskoka projects

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2020 found the Fiona’s Garden Gate team working on 4 beautiful homes on Lake Muskoka. From pergolas to fire pits to natural stone walkways, these four properties are going to be amazing!

We’re not quite finished, so we’ll be back in 2021. For now check out some of the progress…

Lakeside pergola:

Step-by-step natural stone walkway and fire pit:

Starting to dress up the front of the cottages:

We’ll keep posting the updates and the final reveals spring 2021!

Lakeside retreat

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Need some escapism?

2020 was at best… unique. One of the highlights for my team this summer were several projects on Lake Muskoka. Here’s a few shots showing a lakeside dock and fire pit area that you can dream about all winter…

A clean slate

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The is something really great about starting with a totally clean slate – the imagination can run wild!

That’s just what happened with this brand new build.

Now that’s a great front yard! Although this house is traditional, we decided to go with a landscaping plan that was clean and contemporary.

Our team did an amazing job with hardscape – amazing stone walkways, front landing and driveway – perfect complement to the home’s architecture.

The address stone wall at the front of the house is a unique twist…

So proud of this one!

 

 

 

Making a colourful entrance

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Our client has a large heavily treed property. No problem, we accented every inch of it by building a stone-edged driving, natural stone path and walkways, plus new garden beds and plants to add tons of summer colour.

Adding a new stone edging wall to the driveway really adds an elegant touch. The new paths of natural stone and brilliant colour in the raised beds completes the stunning first impression.

A manicured dream

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This client’s property is a challenging combination of full shade and sun. The client’s wish to maintain the clean graphic design in the landscaping while revealing brilliant colour all summer long.

We are really proud to also maintain this property all year long!

We won!

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We have some exciting news. Fiona’s Garden Gate was awarded TWO prestigious awards from Landscape Ontario this year.

You can take a more detailed look at our award winning projects right here:

An entertainers dream yard

Stairway to heaven

Condo penthouse terrace

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Can’t have a garden and live in a condo? Yes you can…

Living high in the sky does not mean you have to give up that dream of a lush garden oasis. Check out this recent project we completed for our client with a condo penthouse terrace.