• This project includes:
  • Conceptual Design
  • Hardscaping
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape Consultation
  • Landscape Enhancements
  • Lighting
  • Property Maintenance
  • Seasonal Planting
  • Softscaping
  • Tree Management
  • Water Features
  • Water Management

2016 Landscape Ontario Award

This Lakeshore Road estate’s owners enlisted ILI’s Design Group to create a landscape that complemented the traditional architecture of the residence.

Project Overview:

Design Features

Fountains, Ironwork, Outdoor Lounge and Kitchen


This grand property is maintained by International Landscape to ensure its beauty.


Rainfall is captured into a cistern and redirected to the irrigation system.

Grand Entrance

In the front yard, a circular concrete driveway passes through two sets of custom iron entry gates. Stately columns enclose a fountain in the lawn area while softscaping and vibrant flora enhance both privacy and curb appeal.

The perfect backdrop

In this Oakville backyard, we planted mature trees along the rear property line: creating the perfect backdrop for a dramatic sculptural fountain when viewed from the house. A custom outdoor structure was built with a full outdoor kitchen and lounge area to be enjoyed year-round. Custom iron planters were installed throughout the property and are maintained seasonally by the ILI Enhancement Team.

Ongoing Care

To showcase this Oakville property’s formal design, over 700 linear feet of tiered boxwood and yew hedges must be kept impeccably pruned and shaped. The gardens receive razor-straight edging and hand cultivation on a weekly basis to keep them pristine. An expert tree care program involving monthly inspection, nourishing fertilizers and appropriate pruning has been customized to look after the property’s many mature trees. Every summer the front gardens are filled with vibrant red begonias to deliver a sophisticated pop of rich colour.

Water-Saving Irrigation

With the vast number of plantings and seasonal displays on this project, the client and ILI’s Design Group evaluated the amount of water generated by runoff during rain showers and opted for a water-conscious approach: The team implemented a storm-water management plan that included a concrete cistern to capture a large amount of the runoff and redirect it into the irrigation system.