"After counting on Donna and The Avant Gardeners to rescue and revive a front garden bed several years ago, it made sense to engage her recently for a large landscaping job in our backyard. In both cases we were thrilled with the results. Donna worked with us to establish a vision and provide guidance on plantings, location, drainage and sun and shade considerations. We were especially pleased with her non-traditional plant suggestions that have added diversity to our gardens. When Donna and team open and close our garden in the spring and fall we are always confidant that the following seasons will be better than the last. We appreciated Donna’s responsiveness and her ability to decipher our ideas and plans and to make them a reality. We recommend her unreservedly."

Vaughan and Janet Campbell
Riverside South

"Donna and her assistant did a fabulous job designing and  installing my exquisite Asian-inspired back garden.  She understood exactly what I was trying to achieve and did a computer plan showing plant choices and architectural elements for my approval before the installation.   Donna listens to her client . She is a  consummate professional  with a flare for design and her execution is fast and efficient. I got the garden of my dreams on time and on budget. I highly recommend The Avant Gardeners!"

Lesley L., Kanata


"After a major home renovation, our gardens needed a makeover. We hired The Avant Gardeners to develop a vision, create a plan and bring our new garden to life. Donna provided mockup photos and plant recommendations based on the unique features of our property. She took the time to understand our tastes, our busy schedules and our needs. The result is a beautiful, natural garden with rock and stone features, easy-to-care-for plants and shrubs, and plenty of colour. Our new gardens are beautiful.
What made the experience so wonderful was Donna's professionalism, expertise and keen attention to detail.
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- Nicole d'Entremont, Kanata