The below-grade main entrance to this unique house was beginning to pose drainage and access issues. The original landscaping was showing its age and the homeowner, an avid gardener, requested a multi-season garden where she could enjoy puttering. We reorganized the front entrance to maintain privacy for the house, while promoting interaction with the garden. The arbour, coloured concrete retaining walls and paving, all accented with natural stone, complement the home’s distinctive facade. Naturalized plantings lead your eye through the garden beds year-round. The rear garden plantings were well established but were in need of a few structural elements for privacy and shade. A custom cedar pergola and deck cantilever over the basement entry to provide a larger entertaining area. A large Maple tree from the front yard was craned to the rear to provide screening from the neighbours. Specimen Magnolia grandiflora, Arbutus unedo and Taxus were planted for additional privacy.