“Working with Craig and his team over many years has been a magical journey into gardening and landscape design. His unerring eye for detail, his encyclopedic knowledge of plants, flowers, trees, and all things green, and his aesthetic sensibilities combined with a wonderful “bedside manner” make for a winning combination. Craig is particularly gifted at not only sharing his thoughts, but also in helping us articulate our vision for our gardens and helping us realize that vision. Working with Craig has been a collaborative delight and the most important lesson he has imparted on us is that gardens are good for the soul.”

– Owners of the Intimate Sunken Garden

“Working with Craig Bergmann and his team has been an unexpected delight. He listened to our ideas, and then improved upon the breadth and scope with his vision and access to antiques. We never dreamed that our gardens would turn out to be so beautiful the entire year. For their efforts, Craig and his team have received a national award, and well-deserved recognition.”

– Owners of the French Mediterranean Gardens

My husband and I are avid gardeners, and we inherited a Craig Bergmann Landscape Design garden eight years ago. We had no idea how much our garden and Craig’s talented team would become such an important part of our lives. Working with Craig and his team of garden professionals entails much more than just a wonderful garden design. The ongoing weekly garden care helps to maintain the integrity of the original design. Our weekly Craig Bergmann Landscape Design team has a relationship with our garden, and they know exactly how to bring it to its true potential.

We are surprised each season with their unique and creative garden solutions. We especially look forward to spring because we know Craig’s garden team will soon arrive to let the genie out of the bottle. We have even enclosed a porch so we can spend more time being in our garden.”

– Owners of Embracing Nature

“We used to think professional landscaping was an expense we could live without. After all, we enjoyed gardening; how hard could it be? Eventually we found ourselves surrounded by a sea of wood chips in the front yard and a sprawling lawn in the back. After a particularly frustrating year where nearly 80% of the plant material we installed died, we called our friend Craig Bergmann for advice.  Craig and his colleagues happily accepted the challenge. It turned out our front yard is clay, drainage was bad, and our plants were drowning. CBLD designed a series of French drains which solved those longstanding water problems, draining water away from the house and taking pressure off our basement sump pumps. The garden design has a “rivers and streams” theme with trees and perennials flowering in waves throughout the season and stepping stones leading to a quiet pond.

We now experience our garden as a bridge to and from the outside world. A berm in front with a variety of evergreens and colorful trees screens the garden from a busy street and provides a transition to tranquil garden areas. A winding path through a shade garden opens to expansive lake views. And CBLD’s artful plant selections are just as beautiful from inside our home as from the outside.

There are many good landscape design firms. What sets the folks at CBLD apart from others is the ongoing support by their garden care experts. Our garden care team, led by Robert, is amazingly good at keeping vigorous plants well-tended and looking their best.

No two Craig Bergmann gardens are alike, even in the same space from year to year. They are three-dimensional, layered, textured, colorful art, changing with the seasons and evolving over time. What defines a Craig Bergmann garden is its passionate delight in growing! It is certainly an ongoing source of enrichment and pleasure for those of us lucky enough to live with one.”

-Owners of Embracing Nature