About Julie Tennock
My ideas come from education, experience and an open mind, thinking out of the box.
An idea can come while sipping that cup of tea in the morning or riding through the forests with my dog.
I get much of my inspiration from nature. I gain ideas from my surroundings, hiking and mountain biking through our lush forests on the West Coast of British Columbia.
I look around and see how things have fallen into place naturally in the most amazing ways.
My education began with art, design and graphics. It didn’t take me long to realize that working in an indoor environment would be a hard road for me to follow.
Horticulture came next, I spent the next few years learning about plants, landscape design, botany , plant disease and sustainable practices. I combined my love of the outdoors with my design and art skills and started Wildside Landscape Design Ltd. It stuck , and I have now been thriving for over 17 years .
Trying to imitate nature is what I love most, using rock, native plant material and natural elements in my designs.
My desire to add new plant life to our surroundings and watch them grow and prosper is my motivation. I find it very satisfying to take a once barren lot and transform it into something beautiful that can thrive and invigorate our environment.
We try to educate throughout the process, teaching safe environmental practices and using natural products.
We meet the goals of our clients and try to exceed their expectations, creating a landscape that the client loves and is willing to take care of.
If this has been accomplished , we have done our job.
On site consultation
Myself or another member of the Wildside Landscape Design Staff will visit your property to establish your needs.
We will give you an idea on cost and perhaps suggest other options to make your garden easier to maintain and keep the plants and you happy.
A questionnaire will be sent to you to establish your wish list and to help us help you design your property to best suit your needs. From there we spend time putting together a preliminary design. Going forward the design plan is then fine tuned, choosing various elements of the design such as hardscape features, plantings etc.t.