I’ve taken a couple of months to write this because I’m still absorbing how beautiful my garden is as a result of the work done by Enso Gardens.
I found Enso Gardens on the internet and knew when I contacted them, they are Toronto based and I’m outside that area. My contact email must have touched Siuw because she agreed to come out, hear my story, sense my needs and quote on my back garden. My yard was ‘ok’ (in my eyes) but I wanted something with more character and simpler to maintain since I’m getting older.
Siuw is very quiet and really listens and absorbs what you say. She has an intuitive mind and a talent for sensing a customer’s wishes and dreams. My estimate was not realistic and Siuw was tactful and honest in response to that. She took away measurements, ideas and input and created a design I immediately loved. There was a lot of work involved and the price tag was high but not unfair. My gut was telling me to go ahead and that I wouldn’t be sorry. I'd already had a few designs but they just didn't capture what I was looking for. Siuw really nailed it.
We picked a date and rain or shine (and lots of heat!), the team was there, quietly turning my dream into a reality. There was LOT of heavy work moving stone by hand (my gate is too small for a bobcat). She used some of my plant material and introduced other plants and shrubs to balance out the design. I love the dry stream bed and how she placed the rocks and pebbles throughout the plantings. She created a second patio area in front of my large shed, pulling it together nicely instead of just standing out. My neignbours would come in the evenings to check on what was being transformed and they loved it as much I do.
I can’t thank Siuw enough for her vision and her dedication to her work. She was flexible - I could’t part with some plants, she was firm (I’m not to do any more one-off shopping…) and she was so creative. I can hardly wait to see how it throughout the seasons - there is just so much character… sigh. Thank you, thank you, thank you!