Earthen Pathways is a landscape design consultancy founded by Adrian de Montfort based in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The practice is founded on principles of design excellence and attention to detail, informed by a sound knowledge of the characteristics and qualities of materials and plants.
Garden Design”I provide strong, simple solutions that meet the practical constraints of the site in an innovative way. The needs and requirements of all clients are given utmost importance, with full sensitivity, all the time preferring quality over quantity”.
Adrian’s commissioned work ranges from small outdoor rooms to large estates and commercial projects. Adrian has recently designed a heritage park gardens in the Annapolis Valley a park for a community project on Long Island and a Japanese courtyard garden for a Provincial Hospital.
Adrian specializes in designing: English Cottage Gardens using perennials that suit the Maritime climate while emulating the classic English style Japanese themed gardens using specially selected plants and hardscape materials to create a low maintenance and sympathetic garden which imparts restrained Japanese elegance.
Ornamental Grass Gardens, low maintenance gardens which provide structure, colour and interest all year round
Current Services offered
We can provide a full landscape and garden design service from initial ideas to a finished garden. You can also commission us to undertake individual design or consultation projects as part of the overall process.
The initial visit to your site and walk through to discuss your vision for your new or existing garden
Garden survey and preparation of survey plan
Site analysis and survey including soil analysis and measurement where appropriate
Preparation of concept plan and presentation to client
Preparation of planting plan and plant list
Product and plant sourcing
Plants can be sourced and recommended by Earthen Pathways and will come from local nurseries and suitable for our Maritime climate.