As a landscape construction and design contractor, our goal at Gardens of Prestige is to transform your garden into your own personal paradise…..something of inspiring beauty. For over 20 years, Gardens of Prestige Ltd. has been installing pools, ponds or multi-level waterfalls, natural stone, walkways, patios, retaining walls and driveways, decks and other wooden structures using a detailed landscape design created just for you. One contemporary trend in horticulture is the revival of the rock garden.
Alpine Rock Gardens
Gardening and incorporating rocks into the design is an old practice originating in early Chinese and Japanese gardens. By the turn of the twentieth century, rock gardening in England expanded with the pairing of alpine plants and rocks and stones as decorative elements. Alpine plants from mountainous regions are adapted to extreme weather conditions such as wind, cold, drought and short growing season. Generally the plants are small and low and slow growing. The most successful rock gardens look like they’ve always been there- that they are a part of the natural ecology. In style, a rock garden of prestige suits and complements the environment. At a cottage, an Asian rock garden may look out of place while it might blend naturally into a forested locale. So plants, soil and rocks need to be chosen carefully. Gardens of Prestige have the trained expertise for implementing all these rock garden design guidelines to properties in Collingwood, Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Newmarket, Aurora and Muskoka.
Landscape Inspirations for Rock Gardening
For most homeowners, the natural landscape of the property provides the inspiration for any rock garden plan. On a sloped area, your Gardens of Prestige rock garden will not only prevent erosion but also provide anchors and shelters for plants. If your property is flat, a berm rock garden design with rock groupings outcropping can achieve a stunning visual effect. Gardens of Prestige will create your unique, custom rock garden so you can enjoy the simplicity of this gardening form. An established rock garden is relatively low-maintenance but a source of striking colour and visual interest all year round. Start today with your call to Gardens of Prestige.