Green Bean Landscape Design

Landscape Contractors & Designers
TORONTO ON M6S3B6
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1 review Pointe au Baril, ON
10/10

Georgian Bay cottage landscaping

We had a particularly difficult landscaping assignment for Nicolette. We own a cottage on an island in Georgian Bay which is at times subject to extreme weather. We were trying to reclaim an overgrown sloped area of rubble near a newly built deck. Nicolette came up with a design (within a week!) for a dry riverbed incorporating indigenous vegetation that looked as though it had always been a part of the beauty of this rugged environment. She provided us with a detailed plan using a combination of plants and river rock, highlighting the granite in the surround-a beautiful, economical and maintenance free solution. Nicolette was a pleasure to work with and was able to bring to life our combined visions. She far exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her for any project that requires a creative result.

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What a lovely review - thank you! It was a bit of a one-off as it was out of the GTA, but I couldn't resist the challenge to work on such a beautiful property.

Nancy from Toronto
Nancy from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Garden/Patio Design

I would recommend Nicolette in an instant. She is a delight to work with - always professional, attentive to details and full of great ideas. She completely understands the narrow, urban garden and was able to translate our 'wasteland' into a calm and beautiful oasis - with an accent on low maintenance plantscaping. Love the maintenance guide she provided, too. We are thrilled with our new garden and patio.

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You've been a delight to work with, the both of you, and I've always enjoyed our chats! Thank you for the lovely review - much appreciated!
All the best
Nicolette

Kristina Unsworth in Toronto
Kristina Unsworth in Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Front Garden Design

My partner and I contacted Green Bean Landscape Design regarding our front garden design. From the beginning, Nicolette was very responsive and was great to work with. She listened to all of our requirements and created a plan that looks great. Throughout the whole process she went above and beyond and I would definitely recommend her services.

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Thank you so much for the review, Kristina. You were both so lovely to work with - always smiling! It was a lot of fun coming up with ideas for you both, and I - and the neighbours :-) - can't wait to see the finished result!

Julie & Yale from Toronto
Julie & Yale from Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Front Yard Landscape

We are very happy to recommend Nicolette! It was a true pleasure working with her. She exuded a contagious enthusiasm for landscape design and working with us to come up with a design that we truly love.

She positively welcomed our own ideas, to which she provided constructive feedback. We had an existing porch and large integrated planters and a few shurbs, trees and flowers that we were happy with. We hired Nicolette to develop a the planting layout and plant/shrub selection for the entire front yard where it was previously grass. We had some pretty specific ideas about what we wanted to keep and reuse in our existing front yard (ie. 3 birch trees and a few other shrubs and flowers that we liked). We also had a pretty good sense of the type of design we wanted, including use of various hard landscaping materials / stone etc but we're pretty clueless about choosing and positioning of the plants.

Nicolette incorporated our design ideas/desires into the plan options and made good use of existing plants and shrubs in the overall design while helping make it look very different from how it started! She demonstrated a strong knowledge of plants and shrubs and this was a key requirement for us in terms of selecting a landscape designer.

We're very happy with the finished result. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicolette and would absolutely engage her again for any future landscape projects.

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Thanks for the lovely feedback! It was great to collaborate and come up with ideas with you both. Lots of fun! Enjoy the view when you step out your door...

Kerra in Oakville
Kerra in Oakville
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Front & Backyard design in Oakville

Nikki provided the design and creative initiative for our fantastic front & back yard landscaping completed just recently. We have a small back yard, and though we had ideas of how we wanted to use the space, Nikki's questionnaire allowed us to focus on what was most important. Following a focused session to view the yards and to go over our ideas and responses, Nikki came back within the agreed upon timeframe with 2 sets of plans from which to choose and revise. There was little to revise, she'd captured exactly what we were looking for! Nikki was then able to provide great references for landscapers, and made herself fully available if needed by the team who did the work. Her planting guide was an easy shopping list for filling our new beds, and she has very thoroughly provided maintenance instructions for the years of gardening to come with our new gardens.
Nikki is enthusiastic, energetic, and a great listener. In combination with her skills & expertise, you can't beat the value that Nikki brings to any job!

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Kerra! It's great to know that you'll now be able to enjoy your front and back yard year-round. And the contractor you chose did a really good job with the installation. Happy lounging - and gardening!

Amelia from Toronto
Amelia from Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Front Yard Design

We absolutely loved working with Nicolette. I contacted 5 Landscapers initially. Nicolette was the first to respond. After our first meeting we hired her on the spot and cancelled the other meetings. She is warm,sincere and so creative. We weren't really sure what we wanted but through her questions and guidance we created a stellar plan. She has a very clear process that she follows that keeps the project moving in a timely matter. We are both very busy so really appreciated her professionalism and how she always made her deadlines. The front of our house is our favorite place to be. I can't wait until next summer when everything will even be better :) I recommend Green Bean Landscape to anyone who asks.

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Wow, thanks, Amelia! I really appreciate the review, especially knowing how busy you are. And such kind words! You were both delightful to work with - fun, creative, with great vision. I look forward to seeing the garden grow in.

Amy Rosen from Toronto
Amy Rosen from Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard reno

I presented Nicolette with an inspiration shot for a very rigid but pretty backyard design from Dwell mag, and after talking to me she correctly deduced that what I wanted was something quite different. She found other inspiration shots, and what she came up with was a manicured slice of Provence. Easy maintenance, low cost finishes and plantings, gorgeous design, and the whole thing was done in record time. I'm thrilled beyond belief with the finished product and highly recommend Green Bean Landscape Design.

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It was a really fun collaboration, Amy, and I'm thrilled with the result. The contractor did a great job with the design and I can't wait to see a picture of your yard with a long table under the crabapple, scattered candles and delicious nosh! Bon appetit!

Cindy Ditner from Mississauga
Cindy Ditner from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Front, side and back yard redesign

My previous interactions with landscapers had been very disappointing and then Nikki was recommended to me by a friend. Working with Nikki was a fabulous experience! She was so enthusiastic during our meetings, very attentive to my vision for the yard, and extremely knowledgeable about landscape design and plants. She put so much effort into drawing up the plans and revising them after we discussed them. She was also very helpful in getting competitive quotes for the job and in helping me decide which company to go with. Her attention to detail was fantastic, right down to providing pictures of the plants and a plant maintenance plan. But mostly, she was just great to work with! I can't say enough about her personality and her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Nikki for creating my lush retreat!

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What a lovely review - thank you! It's such a thrill to see the final result. The contractor did an amazing job and I just know you'll enjoy your space in the years to come. You were so easy to work with - very kind, thoughtful and creative. Thanks again.

Sarah Frame in Toronto
Sarah Frame in Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Redesign

We worked with Nikki on a redesign of our small (tiny) city backyard. The small size of our yard, as well as the irregular angles of our lot made it a particularly challenging project (we felt) that required very good design. Nikki listened to our wants and needs and incorporated them into a fantastic design. Nikki was able to connect us with reputable contractors to implement her design. Having such a good design for a small space has made our space feel much, much larger, more usable and more enjoyable. Nikki is a complete pleasure to work with, she brings care and passion to all she does, and she is a true design professional!

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It's wonderful to see the design implemented so beautifully. I'm thrilled that you're happy with the result. You were also a complete pleasure to work with! Enjoy your first summer in your new back yard.

Richard in Toronto
Richard in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

design both front and backyards

Nicolette was an absolute joy to work with. We truly collaborated together to create a design that was beautiful, within our budget, and achieved exactly what we wanted. She is diligent with her work, pleasant to deal with, and extremely creative AND flexible. We love our new yards.

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Thank you so much, Richard. It was a joy to work with such friendly, creative people. And I love the end result - enjoy!

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More about Green Bean Landscape Design

Nicolette Linton - Green Bean's award-winning designer - creates custom landscape plans with an emphasis on sustainable, low-maintenance solutions. She also provides on-site design and planting consultations. Nicolette is a past contributor to 'Canadian Gardening' magazine.
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