Rocky Retreat, NS


“We are very excited about our landscaping project and very pleased with ¬†Oliver’s plan.” A & D, NS

Project: This property is in a stunning location overlooking the Atlantic ocean and islands teeming with an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty in Lunenburg County. The property has old fishing buildings that have been recently into a delightful summer cottage and new business premises but the landscape of rocky outcrops, hardy scrub was in need of a design to suit the new uses.

The preferred concept design features a new boardwalk that takes the user across the site through new beds of sensual perennials and grasses towards the cottage. There, new raised planters will enable the owners to grow their own herbs and veg and provide new seating walls to the side of the existing deck. A hedge of Rosa rugosa and new trees will provide colour and screening from the near neighbours whilst framing select views across the bays.  Existing areas of lawn will be replaced with gravel and beach stone to minimize maintenance . New planting and beach fencing by the business building will create a much needed visible threshold between private and public space to enable more privacy. For the business front, the addition of bike racks, new decking, outdoor furniture and planting will enable an even better the customer experience.  Construction was started by the owner, July 2017.