We had a major backyard project with 2 pathways leading to a raise fire pit surrounded by crushed slate. There is a poured foundation and birds to keep it level and it was tied into our existing deck for seamless walking. It is beautiful! I can now stroll barefoot from the back door Down the decks, to the center of the yard with the pit all without touching bare ground. Beyond anything we had imagined. The installation was so fast, about a week. Our backyard also is slightly sloped with runoff issues but the entire project was completely level with plenty of drainage. The pit itself is amazing, with a drain in the center to allow water to flow out and away from the area. Danielle and crew were a pleasure to work with, answered all of our questions and concerns, and even came back to help with another unexpected runoff issue. This was done during our currency pandemic and everyone was great about social distancing if we needed to chat outside. They were also completely comfortable with our 3 big dogs, the whole protect was a fabulous experience. I would have not know they were out there working if I didn’t peek my head out the door, they were that quiet. I can’t wait till we have our first big post-covid party to show it off. We would totally hire them again.
Lenora and I are thrilled with the work done by Patrick and his team. They listened to what we wanted and came up with creative solutions that surpassed our expectations. Through challenging weather, the project was completed in a timely manner, and there were absolutely no surprises in the cost. We will definitely use City Garden for our future landscape work.
Patrick Bell, Danielle Calenti and the City Garden team delivered a top-notch project for us at our Mid-Century modern home in Atlanta. We ripped out and restructured the entire front yard and planting along the driveway. The project was executed in two phases. During planning we carefully curated plant selection given deer in the neighborhood, and significant variation in light/shade/water conditions around the property. The team sent photos of specimen trees from nurseries for our selection. We used corten steel edging for featured beds along the front walkway. The project came in on time and on budget. We are delighted.
We are more than thrilled with the transformation that Patrick and his team made with our yard. Everything went smoothly from the planning, to the permitting, to the installation. Patrick’s design has taken the appearance of our home to a whole new level and we feel so lucky to have chosen the best for this project.
These guys are awesome! Patrick is so easy to work with – so patient and knowledgable. Everyone we met or spoke with was absolutely wonderful. In today’s world, to find a company like this that meets and exceeds expectations, is extremely rare.
Patrick and team did an amazing job on front lawn, driveway, new stone paths and outdoor lighting. Patrick provided excellent advice on plant care and on going maintenance. The price was extremely fair. I would recommend City Garden to anyone who wants an innovative and low maintenance landscape.
This is an amazing company! Patrick truly has an eye for design and thinks outside of the box. I’ve known Patrick for years and his talent doesn’t stop growing. Highly suggest working with City Garden Company!
Creative and very easy to work with. I’ve hired Patrick and his crew twice and would definitely hire them again.
Great company. I had a small wall project and it was completed on time and on budget. The results are solid.
Patrick and his team are true professionals. They clearly outlined the project, budget and timeline. They did everything as outlined, had great communication thru the process and completed everything on time and on budget.
The entire staff (design, office, and installation) was great to work with. The design team quickly grasped my vision for the landscaping and created an excellent plan. I was also impressed with the quality of their plant and irrigation installations.
This company really listens to the clients objectives and then delivers. We have had the pleasure of photographing the finished product over the last several years, and we are always impressed with the attention to detail and care they put into their designs, stone work and plantings. And the staff is super – easy to work with, lots of energy and great follow up.
Everything went well. My consultation was great and my new grassy area looks beautiful. They recommended and delivered just what we needed for our space and budget. Communication in person was great and everyone was friendly and laid back. After installation, I was told that they were available anytime for any questions or support, which is reassuring for someone who has no clue about plants.
If I can be completely honest, if I could do 4.75 stars, I might. There was a period of time (a couple weeks) after I had paid the down payment where I heard nothing about scheduling. I decided to send an email to make sure the ball was still rolling and was told they would know about scheduling me within the week. On the 12th day after that, I sent another email to check and received one immediately with a date for installation. I might just be a jumpy customer, but I personally need more communication when a downpayment has been made. This is my only nitpick, though, as I said. The yard is beautiful and we are so glad we had City Garden do it for us.
City Garden Co. was quick to respond to my online inquiry which I love! And was also quick to develop landscape plans. Patrick and his team landscaped my front and back yard as when we first moved in we have basic horrible builder special. He also added a stone patio on the back of our house. He also did some drainage work. I also use his team to maintenance my yard on a quarterly basis. I have only great things so say and we love our yard now. We get a lot of compliments too.
Patrick and his team were prompt, polite and hard working. The entire design was completely thought out to avoid any problems that could arise later down the road. We are looking forward to phase 2 this fall when the plants go in.
How many times has anyone been able to say perfection when they have hired a company to do work for them??? City Garden is just that. From beginning ideas, plans and designs to planting, staying on schedual and price! Patrick and Danielle have a wonderfully small company that makes sure their clients are thought of and taken care of …through the ENTIRE project…They are simply a pleasure to work with..
Patrick Bell and his City Garden Co. team essentially transformed an unusable backyard space into an oasis for entertaining, dining and relaxing! From the beginning of the project, we had complete trust that Patrick and his team would deliver, and they did! Not only is our new space aesthetically pleasing to look at, the patio project incorporated design elements to address the important aspect of water drainage … a must! We know we will enjoy our lush patio space for years to come. Thanks City Garden Co.!!
City Garden did an excellent job for us. They listened carefully to what we wanted and came up with a creative solution that met our needs. They are a pleasure to work with and stuck to the budget we gave them. We love our new landscaping and would highly recommend them!
We hired City Garden Company to first help us with a complete design plan for our 1960s ranch where we have lived for 12 years. Much of the landscape was outdated, the fence and patio were falling to disrepair and some of the original shrubs and trees were either overgrown or in need of replacement. In addition, we have battled on -going water drainage problems which caused the pine straw in the natural areas to wash away along with drowning our sod. City Garden has provided not only a beautiful plan for us, including hardscape and landscape, but also provided consultation and solutions to the drainage problems. Patrick’s knowledge of landscape design and installation is extensive so the upfront planning time was well worth the investment.
What we love most is that they listen to our ideas, take into consideration our lifestyle and our dogs, and work very hard to create the type of space that feels like home. They have been flexible to work with us in building our new landscape in phases so that we can work within our budget and also minimize disruption for our little dogs. We cannot say enough about the professionalism and attention to quality and detail that this team has. We have been working on our yard in phases and so far each project has come in on budget and on time. The workmanship is incredible and we can’t wait to enjoy our full garden when we’re done. City Garden Company is just awesome!!!
Our house was in desperate need of some landscaping but my wife and I had no clue where to start. Patrick and the City Garden team not only helped us build a vision for our yard but they also executed upon that vision, working our input into the process all along the way. And we could not be more thrilled with the outcome!
The City Garden team was professional, knowledgeable, and timely. They offered a fair price and were a pleasure to work with! We definitely plan to use City Garden again in the future.
Awesome folks to do business with! Great people who do great work-we always enjoy seeing Patrick out at the shop and hearing about the unique ways they are using our lumber.
Patrick was wonderful to work with. He had some great ideas for solving a “messy” situation. He came up with a plan that was great for a couple with not much of a green thumb. The work was scheduled and completed on time. City Garden went above and beyond to guarantee great results!
Patrick and his team exceeded our expectations. From start to finish they delivered: on time, on budget and done with the utmost pride and professionalism. Their attention to detail, knowledge of products and willingness to go the extra mile is something hard to come by. I would not hesitate to recommend City Garden Co. for landscape design and installation. You won’t be disappointed!
Thank you, Patrick and City Garden crew for installing our natural boulder retaining wall and rain garden. We really appreciate your attention to detail and pride in your work. From start to finish, City Garden, was professional, thorough, and flexible with our changing needs. Margaret Graves, landscape designer, created a beautiful design that takes into account our modern aesthetic. We look forward to working with them again to complete our landscape design.
I had a backyard with a ripped out rotting deck, soil erosion, buried concrete, and drainage issues. I needed a retaining wall and a space where I did not have to do a lot of maintenance. I hoped for something nice and within my limited budget. I got something amazing.
In the space of two weeks, Thomas, Nathanial, and Patrick created a backyard both my mom, my cat, and I love. They exceeded my expectations and managed to create an environment that makes me smile every time I look out the kitchen window. The guys were patient with my questions and I’m still stunned that Thomas managed to get a Bobcat into my backyard without taking out my fence or Japanese Maples.
The people who work at City Garden Company are incredibly professional and dedicated to their craft. I am very happy to have waited for them and grateful that they took me on as a project. I can’t wait until I have the funds to work on other parts of my yard.
City Garden Company completed a project for my front yard that included some hardscape features and plantings that lessened the amount of yard space I needed to tend to.
Each of the staff members I interacted with were resourceful and conscientious. They set my expectations about the amount of time each phase would require and were diligent in clarifying my wishes through a few plan adaptations.
An additional bonus was their willingness to transplant and replant bushes not used in the front yard to my backyard where they were needed.
I enjoyed working with City Garden Company and I would recommend their work and customer service as a good value for a homeowner looking to gain more enjoyment out of their outdoor living space or enhance the value of their property.
“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. Henry David Thoreau
This quote encapsulates the feeling that I wanted to have when stepping out into my backyard. I wanted a place where I could greet nature and become part of it while also creating an entertaining space for friends. Patrick at City Garden Company was able to envision a space that allowed me to use my outdoor space in ways I had not considered. Patrick’s diligence in preparing a plan with clear goals allowed for this outdoor space to come to life. Along the way adjustments had to be made and inspiration from him and myself made the space even better. His workers were professional and worked hard day in and day out. Sometimes it is rare to find people who you just relate to. This company clearly is a local business that wishes to make the customer happy. I am proud to have City Garden’s name on my space, but I am also pleased to now call Patrick a friend.
Here’s the thing. When you imagine ideal landscape and horticulture professionals in your mind, they are the people of City Garden Company. I don’t mean to put too fine a point on it, but Patrick literally has a pair of hand pruners in a holster on his belt. He is a plant superhero, coming to the rescue of neglected and overgrown yards everywhere.
In all seriousness, we had a yard that had been overlooked by its previous owners for decades. Within weeks, City Garden Company made us the pride of the neighborhood. Communication was top notch throughout the process, and the results of the artistry and expertise applied have been incredibly and tangibly satisfying. Our landscape project is part of a larger property overhaul that has been fraught with setbacks and surprises, like so many renovations can be. However, the experience of working with City Garden has been a consistent bright spot all the way through. They were able to understand intuitively what we needed and wanted, and execute on time and on budget. Even when the roof is (still) leaking, we now drive up to a property that is loved and beautiful. We are so thankful we chose to work with City Garden Company, and think you will be too.
We hired City Garden to help us with landscaping and driveway issues – to say this project is a huge undertaking does not even begin to describe it! We have been so busy working on the inside of our house since we purchased it 2 years ago, but have not been able to even touch the outside.
Patrick and his crew have been very good at helping us see the potential in our property. They are laid-back and easy to work with, if you have no idea where to start or how to go about an idea, Patrick is great with getting the vision started, and he is very good at working with any ideas you have to make it all come together.
We have finished a big portion of the project, but will not be starting plantings until this fall, due to the EXTREME heat we have to deal with this summer, so the photos I post will seem a bit underdone, but I will update with new photos as the project continues.
We had to deal with massive trees (I think the total was 8) that needed to be removed, LOTS of clearing out of underbrush, walkway and steps to front entrance, water runoff issues, crumbling drive way and park pad issues, grading… and that is all just the beginnings of this project!
So far, we are VERY happy with the work – there have been some minor details that have needed adjusting, but that is all typical in the scope of a project like this one, we tend to be flexible and patient which helps with any project you take on. With the heat (a number of days were in the 98º-102º range!) and the amount of work needed, the project only went over about 1 week as originally estimated – we were very surprised at how quickly everything was done, to be honest.
Patrick and crew have proven they can handle tough, bigger jobs and I highly recommend checking them out for any project you need help taking on.
This past spring, as I was planning the installation of a reading garden at my children’s school, a friend of mine introduced me to Patrick Bell with City Garden Company. Our PTO ended up hiring him to do the work at the school, and I was so impressed with his amiability, his work ethic, and his professionalism, that I hired him to landscape our backyard.
My husband and I had solicited several landscape designs over the years, and at one point had even had a stone patio, fire pit, and large retaining wall installed in our backyard as a means of better utilizing the sloped landscape behind our house, but not only did we end up with less than stellar stonework, we also ended up with extreme drainage problems that were eroding our yard. We hired City Garden Company to help solve our drainage problems and to improve the beauty and utility of our backyard space. I met with Patrick to discuss our hopes for our yard and to show him pictures of the kinds of garden spaces I liked. I really appreciated how he listened to me and my husband and was able to incorporate all the details we wanted into a yard with preexisting structures. I could tell when I saw the plan that he had put a tremendous amount of thought, time, and care into it. He was able to take the disjointed elements of our house, our small deck, the ill-designed retaining wall, our sloped yard, and a trampoline, and redesign them in a way that brought harmony and flow to our yard. Everything now ties together seamlessly and couldn’t be more inviting.
Once work began, I could tell right away that Patrick was a perfectionist. I couldn’t believe his precision with stonework. Seeing his work next to the stonework we’d had done previously made we wish I’d met him years ago. He’s an artist. He turned the wooded wilderness behind our house into a lovely haven where my family will enjoy spending time together for many years.
Aside from City Garden Company’s beautiful work, they are also professional and timely in their execution of the project. Despite several rain delays, Patrick always stayed in contact with us and kept us abreast of their progress, so I never felt that we were being neglected. They worked hard to finish the project in a timely manner without sacrificing quality of craftsmanship. In addition, City Garden Company’s billing is also clear and straightforward. I appreciated knowing the cost of the project in advance. Patrick gave us an itemized invoice and contract at the beginning. As we progressed through the project, Patrick openly and frankly discussed anything that may alter the cost, such as plant availability, so there were never any surprises or hidden fees. I appreciated that he remained cognizant of our budget and true to our agreements.
I have already recommended Patrick and City Garden Company to several people. I cannot rave enough about the quality of their work and professionalism. We hope to have them return to address our front yard next. If anyone has an interest in developing their yard or garden space, especially if it involves any kind of stonework, I could not more highly recommend Patrick Bell with City Garden Company.
Patrick and the rest of the City Garden team offers great work, and even more importantly, outstanding customer service! We reached out to them about two months ago and shared that we were having a backyard wedding but were struggling with drainage issues. They immediately came out for an initial visit and provided great suggestions. We had met with a few other landscapers/hardscapers before our meeting with Patrick and he was, by far, the most responsive, honest, and knowledgeable of the prospects. Since we were planning a wedding we were on a tight budget and Patrick worked with us to divide our project into two phases so we could get the important items out of the way, while staying under budget. We have already recommended City Garden to friends and will absolutely be looking to them for any future work.
Thanks so much to Patrick & the City Garden team!
We have an old garden that needed a new life. Patrick started the project by finding out what we would like to see in the backyard garden and how we use the space. His design was a wonderful combination of old and new plants, new patio and pathways. He was very creative in using materials (old brick and plants) we already had. Our boring backyard transformed in his team’s hands into an exciting, beautiful space which will give us joy for years to come.
I enjoyed working with Patrick and his team and would highly recommend them.
Patrick is amazing! Great design and vision. Really patient and helped explain options. VERY detail oriented, which I really appreciate. From grading, to build of retaining wall and fire pit area, everything looks wonderful. Thank you!
We hired City Garden Co. to take over a half-completed project, and they went above and beyond our expectations. They were able to rework the whole design, repair construction mistakes, and vastly improve the overall aesthetic of what we had originally planned, all while keeping within our budget for completion. The end result is a beautiful, functional, high-quality hardscape that will be easy to fill in over time, following the planting plan that they also prepared for us. Patrick was on site every day and made sure to communicate with us on every detail. He was also easy to reach by phone, text and email. Each crew member was punctual, professional, efficient, and highly skilled in their areas of expertise. We have already recommended them to friends, and will not hesitate to hire them again for our own future projects.
City garden company provided outstanding, comprehensive service on my landscaping project. Patrick has both the creative talent and practical knowledge to ensure a successful, beautiful design that makes the most of every dollar you spend. His design was nothing short of remarkable, and my installation was on schedule and well executed.
Danielle was very professional and quickly provided quotes, invoices, and other information as requested.
I highly recommend city garden company.