The firm is known for its award-winning attention to detail, establishing a true dialogue between the living garden and the architectural site.

Award-Winning Attention to detail

Luxurious Landscaping

The establishment of a true dialogue between the living landscape and the architectural site is paramount to our work. Craig Bergmann Landscape Design’s scope of work ranges from classical gardens for historic estates, to contemporary landscapes for modern homes, urban rooftops, and public spaces. CBLD designs, installs and maintains a landscape appropriate to the site and client.

Today, CBLD is headquartered in the historic David Adler-designed A. Watson Armour Estate in Lake Forest, Illinois and operates a 25-acre nursery located in Wadsworth, Illinois. Horticultural design services have extended to select design projects around the country, recently including Snowmass, CO, Spring Lake, MI, and multiple tropical gardens in Vero Beach, FL.

Personal Touch

When embarking on a landscape-crafting project, Craig and his team take ownership in the process from design concepts to full garden maturity. Our team of Landscape Architects specializes in transforming a client’s vision into a refined design that’s truly one of a kind. Then, our experienced plants-people and installers take over, making sure that no sapling or planter is out of place. From there, the talented members of our Garden Care team grow with the landscape, enhancing every feature as it matures over time.

Craig Bergmann’s creative voice and artistry is experienced in every design project and installation, from container arrangement ideas to country estate planning. This artistry is supported by impeccable garden design, installation, and maintenance teams. Craig’s palette of colors and textures are carried out by the company’s own specialty plant nursery. We strive to create a dynamic and collaborative relationship that thrives for years.

Our Company Philosophy


CBLD believes that team effort on site development is more than the sum of its parts. Collaboration is essential in creating thorough analysis and building of a project. The result gleans the best of all involved members and creates a finished product that none could produce individually. CBLD has developed a team of sub-consultants based on a long history of successful collaboration.


A successful business must follow hand-in-hand with quality workmanship. Landscape projects include many disciplines and craftsmen that must be selected, proven, and monitored to maintain the standards of the collective project. CBLD gains new work predominately through referral. Client recommendations over the substantial history of the Company is proof of CBLD’s dedication to the highest level of workmanship.


Supported by an award winning design record, impeccable installation, expert care and a specialty nursery, Craig Bergmann and his dedicated team are renown for creating landscapes and gardens of verve and depth. His unique approach to design, his vast knowledge as a plantsman, and his unerring eye for detail always produces a one-of-a-kind custom landscape. With plants and stone as his medium he creates gardens that are often works of art.


Working on the North Shore for over three decades, CBLD is proven to be historically sensitive to the structures on landscape project sites. Winning numerous historic preservation, renovation, and rejuvenation awards throughout the years is testament that the communities of the North Shore value CBLD for its sensitivity to a site’s history.


Craig Bergmann

With a passion deeply rooted in the harmony of design and nature, Craig’s award-winning work is a testament to his skill and innovation.