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This beautiful garden located on Galiano Island uses locally supplied sandstone. The boulders were placed to mimic the bedrock outcroppings located at the top of the garden. A stone stairway runs from the doorway located just off the kitchen down along the waterfalls to the lower pond and lower patio and deck. Native plants were used to create a natural low maintenance garden. Japanese maples and a Tanyosho pine add interest and color throughout the year.

This garden takes place under the canopy of existing Arbutus, Fir, and Garry Oak trees and incorporates the natural bedrock outcroppings. Our objective was to make the feature look as natural as possible using only plants that complement a native garden, focusing on foliage, texture, shape, and many different shades of green. This water feature shows Shibusa’s techniques for sealing natural bedrock. Winner of the 2004 B.C.L.N.A. Award of Excellence – Unique and Special Feature.

This beautiful Asian-inspired garden features two ponds flowing toward a sunken patio and lawn. The design utilizes the property's natural grade and provides views from both the main residence and the in-law suite located near the bottom pond. Unique edging techniques ensure a natural appearance and active enjoyment of the space. Winner of the 2004 Canadian Home Builder's Association CARE Award for Excellence in Landscape Planning & Design – New or Renovated.

The Longwood Community Project consisted of two phases. Phase I is over 4,000,000 litres covering an area of 1 acre with 4 waterfalls and innovative biological filtration/circulation system. Construction time was 12 weeks. Phase II is over 3,000,000 litres covering an area of 1 acre with 6 waterfalls, 2 islands, and used 1,500 tons of rock and gravel. Construction time was 10 weeks. Both phases have one 5 h.p. pump supplying all waterfalls and fountains. Natural construction methods and plantings were used to encourage wildlife in an urban setting and provide low maintenance. Phase I winner of 2 1998 Canadian Home Builder's Association Georgie Awards.

This Koi pond features a waterfall, stream, and is attached to a raised wall to allow interaction with the Koi. The boulders were chosen to match the masonry walls throughout the property. The waterfall starts from close to the top of the stairs and helps to soften the height of the stairway. Bamboo was used to provide screening and texture.

This open, gently sloping site lent itself nicely to the creation of a beautiful water feature. The pond size was maximized so the feature wouldn’t get lost in the large open space. The excavated earth was used to retain the lower pond. Native plants were used to blend the garden with the natural forest surrounding the property. A wide variety of specimen trees were used to add color and texture through the year.

Sandstone was used to match the existing bedrock and other boulders located throughout the property. The gazebo provides a relaxing spot to sit and enjoy the garden while providing relief from the summer heat and spring showers. The gazebo can be accessed from either the stepping stones that come down through the garden or a pathway running down the waterfalls and out into the orchard. Low voltage lighting was used in the pond and waterfalls to create a beautiful retreat in the evening.

This Koi pond uses an upper pond as a biological filter. The use of large boulders added scale to the landscape, provided the required retaining of the steep bank, and resulted in the impressive waterfalls with drops of over 2 feet. Winner of the 2000 B.C.L.N.A. Grand Award of Excellence.

This is Aaron's personal project at his parent's property. The intention was to grow a tropical / west coast garden with Asian influences. The garden features two Koi ponds, driftwood gazebo and arbor, and “Renfrew” slate patios.

This feature, located amongst a stand of Garry Oaks, creates a wonderful, secluded retreat in an area of the property that was otherwise unused. It also offers a picturesque view from the master bedroom, while providing a soothing sound to drift asleep to.

This garden is of Korean influence. It features a large cedar bridge, and the use of large mossy field stones selected from a nearby farmer’s field.

This pond makes a stunning front entrance to the residence. The “floating” bridge is made out of local cedar, while our edge detail allows the planting of terrestrial plants right up to the waters edge. The posts have low voltage lights to illuminate the entrance at night.

This pond located at the Horticulture Center of the Pacific makes an impressive front entrance feature welcoming guests as they visit the exquisite gardens. The formal design uses a large boulder drilled through the center to create a ‘fountain stone’ in a location where a waterfall is not suitable.

This small feature was an old unused pool that was filled in to create a soft focal point located in a court yard. The beautifully shaped sandstone boulders were found on the property and create a wonderful fountain.

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