Building a house requires blueprints. Creating a unique and fresh landscape requires the same forethought and attention to detail.

COVID-19 UPDATE: I work from a home office, and meet with clients outside their homes on their property to discuss and assess their landscape design needs. Most, or all, communication can be completed via phone, email or through Houzz or Pinterest, with safe physical distancing maintained for any required in-person meetings.

SELECTED PORTFOLIO: Arianne Huene, Landscape & Garden Designer


Recent installations, designs, and thoughts...

Refined Oceanside Living

Refined Oceanside Living

April 20, 2020

Strong structural elements form an exceptional outdoor living area, making the most of the expansive views of the Comox Estuary and Beaufort Range. Vivid, textural plantings soften the crisp lines of patio, pergola and water features, adding movement and depth to the space.

Contemporary Outdoor Living

Contemporary Outdoor Living

March 24, 2020

My clients wanted to create an outdoor living space that they could make the most of, using every inch of their property and not just those within the four walls of their home. Outdoor water and fire features add sparkle and drama, through which curve sinuous lines and soft plantings.

Our Gardens: Refuge from the Storm

Our Gardens: Refuge from the Storm

March 16, 2020

Live there; Grow there; Play there; Eat there; Share your home with the wild creatures who need some space too, and invite them in with plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies; create an outdoor Work Space on your back deck while you telecommute…

”Garden Design is not Witchcraft”: Highlights of the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival 2020

”Garden Design is not Witchcraft”: Highlights of the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival 2020

February 29, 2020

A much anticipated trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival feeds a restless design mind and strikes a chord with plant enthusiasts.

Lighting up the dark days of Winter

Lighting up the dark days of Winter

December 6, 2019

The sparkle of the Winter Serenity Gardens at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa is so uplifting during these short, dark days. As I walk along the winding pathways, under rose bedecked arches and weeping cherry trees, I’m enveloped in the glow and warmth of the holiday season. Creating light during winter brings joy, and […]

Intoxicating Autumn Colours

Intoxicating Autumn Colours

October 3, 2019

The dramatic days of autumn are returning. Cool, brisk mornings warm up surprisingly into fair sunlit days, and twilight is early enough to be enjoyed with low back lighting fading softly into quiet crisp evenings. The lighting during autumn is always so unique – low angles create fascinating shadows, and bring colours to the fore […]


“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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