Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting is building an international reputation for sustainable landscaping.
Founded in 1996, the company specializes in quality design and construction; combining unmatched horticultural knowledge with an eye for rainwater handling, habitat creation and biodiversity.
This unique skill set has led Fern Ridge to consult and design with researchers, universities and industry experts across North America. Staff regularly attends professional conferences, publishes articles on sustainable landscaping and consults with foreign experts, in an ongoing mission to remain at the cutting-edge of eco-landscape design and installation.
Fern Ridge is firmly committed to putting its expertise to use in the community by educating on the use of native species and demonstrating the beauty of sustainable gardens. It was this dedication that brought the Make-A-Wish Foundation and HGTV's Carson Arthur to ask Fern Ridge to build a special garden for a young boy named Edward to allow him wheelchair access to his garden. From designing and installing the Milton Millennium Garden and Green Glade School rainscape to the Recycle the Rain public education series, Fern Ridge takes its role in the community seriously.
It is not difficult to sell people on concepts like biodiversity and bioretention when the results are seamlessly, yet elegantly, integrated into the landscape. This twin ethos of beauty and sustainability makes Fern Ridge the favourite of conservation groups and homeowners alike - allowing the company to create landscapes which benefit the entire community.
Sean James has been gardening professionally since age sixteen. He is a graduate of the prestigious Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener and the two-time past-President of the Milton & District Horticultural Society.
An active and responsible member of the community, Fern Ridge Landscaping has supported volunteer projects such as the Milton Town Hall and Library Gardens, the United Way Christmas House Tour and Canada Blooms, in addition to helping kids complete community service hours.
Fern Ridge supports the Summer Career Placement program, which allows students who are interested in the field to gain valuable experience. We consider ourselves an environmentally friendly company, recycling, composting and promoting responsible use of biological controls.
We would be happy to arrange a meeting at your property to discuss your needs and what we can do for you. We book meetings anytime during the day and also in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. To help us accommodate you, send us a couple of potential meeting times (1 or 2 weeks in advance).
Please include some details on what you’re looking for so we can be prepared. If contacting us in the spring, please understand this is a very busy time for landscapers, so it may take a few days to get back to you. (Fall is an excellent time to approach us since we’ll be more able to give you the art you deserve, and have it ready to go for the following spring). We look forward to working with you!