Creating a beautiful landscape requires good design, just as building a house needs blueprints. I design unique and fresh outdoor living spaces to reflect your lifestyle.

I refer my clients to reputable and reliable Landscape Contractors within the Comox Valley to install my designs. See selected Portfolio below:

LATEST NEWS

Recent installations, designs, and thoughts...

Mountain ramblings

Mountain ramblings

July 29, 2019

Every summer our family takes to the hills, rain or shine, with frequent weekends away backpacking and exploring. We suit the kids up with their adorably petite and jaunty back packs and lumber on with our own overstuffed and weighty gear, coaxing our four and six year olds with hiking treats, heaps of praise and […]

This Comox garden is coming alive…

This Comox garden is coming alive…

June 27, 2019

One of the lessons of landscape design is patience. Design is a process, and it takes time for all the pieces to come together to achieve a fully realized landscape. In depth client meetings, detailed site analysis, mapping out of main components, developing the overall concept, working through revisions, finalizing layouts and pouring over plants […]

Cumberland: Curvaceous and Bold

Cumberland: Curvaceous and Bold

June 5, 2019

This project is for a new build in Cumberland, on a property with a truly stunning view of the misty mountains. Focal groupings of selected trees are key to establishing this new build in the landscape and framing the expansive view of the mountains beyond. The roadside bed along the driveway features something more unique […]

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ARIANNE HUENE

Landscape Designer, Horticultural Technician, Permaculture Designer

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, I am a member of a privileged few to call our stunning Vancouver Island home. 

In 2006 I completed the Horticulture Technician Program at the Pacific Horticulture College in Victoria, B.C. Upon graduation I spent the following years working on landscape design, installation and maintenance as Gardens by Arianne. My family and I moved to the spectacularly lovely Comox Valley in 2014. In addition to traditional landscaping I have experience with annual and perennial vegetable growing and tree pruning. I have a keen interest in permaculture, and try to include edible, native and drought tolerant species in designs whenever possible. In 2014 I completed the Permaculture Design Course (PDC online) with Geoff Lawton.

I use landscape industry design software to create scale drawings and am proficient in Dynascape, SketchUp for 3D model images, and the collaborative use of online tools such as Pinterest and Houzz to maintain a high standard of communication with my clients.

Proud Member and Volunteer of the Comox Valley Horticultural Society .

Member of the Pacific Horticulture College Alumni.

Testimonials

“We were very satisfied with Arianne’s knowledge of design , plants and trees. We were thrilled with Arianne’s ability to turn our blank slate into a beautiful oasis. The design of our backyard is beautiful!”

February 2019

Shena Hinks, Royston

“I highly recommend Arianne for your landscape design. She is very pleasant to deal with. She offers a wealth of design knowledge and brings forth a lot of fresh ideas. Good old fashion customer service.”

September 2017

Gerry Cormons, Courtenay

“I would highly recommend you. I felt that you listened and understood what I wanted, and used your expertise to make my ideas and preferences work. Where we needed to make adjustments with varieties, you did so while staying in the framework we had worked on together. My finished garden is very impressive. Although I admit to being a little biased, our location means we get a lot of passersby and many compliments.”

July 2018

Ann J. , Courtenay
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