We hired Geta and Brent to completely reimagine and renovate our backyard. We could not be more happy with our experience with them. At the planning stage, they provided detailed drawings and were open to input and suggestions. They were transparent about costs and worked with our budget, suggesting options at different price points for various items. Communication with them was open and seamless. They were also very good at communicating with our neighbours about the project and any disruptions to them. They responded to inquiries quickly and thoroughly. They worked tirelessly everyday in our backyard until it was completed.
All of Geta and Brent’s employees were pleasant, polite, and prompt. The site was cleaned up at the end of everyday. The quality of the work was excellent. The end result was beyond what we ever imagined. We now have a backyard oasis to enjoy. The attention to detail, from the custom-built shed to the beautiful garden of carefully curated plants and trees, was impeccable. We can unequivocally say that based on our experience, we would very highly recommend Geta and Brent.Maureen B and Tim D
Gardens Everyone Talks About – and Geta (ie G.E.T.A.), along with Brent who builds everything, were amazing!
I would summarize them both as:
· Very knowledgeable
· Realistic in terms of time and cost (I’m sure there are others who are less expensive but what they quoted and what it was – was bang on)
· Timely (which was remarkable in the midst of a global pandemic!)
To be honest, I have nothing but excellent things to say about them.
In fact, they are coming back in the Spring to do the planting in the back, do the front and stain the fence.
It was a bit of eyeopener for me regarding how much landscaping (hardscape, in particular, costs) but we got a few quotes and they were very similar (and in fact Geta’s was a bit less and we ended up getting more – like the Pergola – which I LOVE). My husband had taken her name down when he saw some of her work on Colin Ave. and coincidentally Geta came recommended to me by a colleague. She was by far the most responsive of those we spoke with and she was willing to listen to us in terms of what we wanted, what she thought would look good with the character of the home and was very knowledgeable. She and Brent really know their stuff. And if it has to do with lighting or irrigation or even an Air Con guy – anything remotely related to their work – they have a contact – all of whom have been a delight.
I have no hesitation recommending them. And that is why we have already hired them for the Spring as we wanted to get “back on their dance card”! To be honest, it feels like a new house which we are so looking forward to using this summer .Sarah C
We are very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Geta on our home landscape project. Geta has incredible vision and expertise in design, planning and project execution and we can’t thank her enough for the transformation of our space. We very much appreciated her overall responsiveness, commitment to project management, and ability to manage expectations through the process. She is incredibly talented and possesses a superior level of knowledge in gardening and landscape design. Would highly recommend to anyone considering a large landscape transformation project.Kyle Drewitt and Kate Moraca
I can’t recommend Geta and her team more highly. I was introduced to her by a well-satisfied client whose garden I admired when reconnoitering the neighbourhood specifically for inspired work. Geta and her team handled every phase of my front garden project thoughtfully, knowledgeably and professionally. The pricing was competitive and appropriate and the work was done on schedule, but it’s the gorgeous end product that is particularly important. The pleasure I took from watching the hard landscaping materialize and the plants go in has only been made richer in the year since. Geta is a great example of someone quietly doing the work she loves to an outstanding level with a team she respects and for clients to whom she is very responsive.Jennifer Duchesne
Geta helped us completely reimagine our backyard. She took the time to understand the experience we sought and presented us with exciting ideas that fit our budget. Geta and her team were delightful to work with. The work was done with tremendous craftsmanship, on time and on budget.
Geta helped us completely reimagine our backyard. She took the time to understand the experience we sought and presented us with exciting ideas that fit our budget. Geta and her team were delightful to work with. The work was done with tremendous craftsmanship, on time and on budget.Brian & Marcy
There is only one word that I can describe Geta’s work and that is exemplary. Geta’s vision for my front and back garden was detailed and she helped me to envision the end result. I am beyond thrilled.Carole Walters
Geta, Brent and their team were tireless, innovative and creative in their approach to our project. From the beginning, they were clear on both our needs and vision and were a distinct pleasure with which to work.Don Findlay and Nancy Macdonald
Geta and her team of experts were so great to work with. Geta is open to projects big or small and treat each with enthusiasm, energy, professionalism and great care. Our back garden is lovely and exactly what we imagined. As beginner gardeners, Geta took the extra step to ensure we felt comfortable with the after care and long term planning. We have recommended Geta’s team to friends and family. Thanks again Geta!Caitie & Jon
Geta and her crew did a fantastic job! We are very happy with the quality of the work and she and her team are so lovely and easy to work with. They would often check in to make sure we were satisfied at each step of the way. Geta is so knowledgeable and has a great eye for design. She and her team obviously take pride in their work and it shows. We highly recommend Geta and Gardens Everyone Talks About!Jordan and Angela Sugar
Brent has been our “go-to” guy for anything outdoors over the past ten years. He and his team have always been very professional and considerate of our property and time, regardless of how large or small the undertaking.
Brent has now teamed up with Geta and we had the pleasure of working with them this past summer to build our outdoor room. Their attention to detail and aesthetics was second to none and their craftsmen were a delight to watch as the project came along. Our outdoor room is not only a joy to use but is beautiful to look at, both from inside and outside of our home.
We are proud to recommend Brent and Geta for all of your outdoor needs and we are certain you will not only enjoy the experience but will love the finished product as well.Pat and Sandra Richardson
Geta and her partner Brent are a dynamic duo! They are creative and enthusiastic and together, transformed our backyard from a nice place into our own little Shangri-la! They combined beautiful plantings with architectural stone elements to create a serene, natural setting that we have enjoyed from day one. Midway, we added a wooden pavilion with a covered seating area and fireplace that has became our favourite spot to hang out in the summer and even well into the fall. As the COVID pandemic hit, this space, fitted with heaters and tarps, became our saving grace. It was truly a pleasure working with Geta and Brent and We will call on them again when we are ready to re-imagine the front!Margot and David Greenberg
From concept to completion Geta and Brent were very informative and professional. Their attention to detail makes them second to none. Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined the transformation of our small backyard to a space which has truly become an extension to our home.Lesley and Sean Dawson
Last summer we re-designed our garden. Our backyard is tricky because we have a large maple tree and a lot of shade. Geta was fantastic designing a beautiful perennial shade garden for us. In addition to designing and planting the garden, Geta co-ordinated installation of an irrigation system and landscape lighting. We are thrilled with our beautiful new garden! Geta is professional, reliable and a great listener. She has wonderful attention to detail and follows up to ensure everything is perfect. We highly recommend working with Geta.Christine and Dan
We had our old deck and fences replaced and are thrilled with the result. Geta was a pleasure to work with, responsive and full of good advice, and Brent’s workmanship and attention to detail is superb. Brent also had a number of great design suggestions along the way that we incorporated. Our job presented a particular challenge because the pergola over the deck was supporting a twenty-year-old trumpet vine that provides shade in the summer. It was mission-critical that the vine survive, and Brent came up with an ingenious solution to jack up the old pergola while the new one was being built underneath. We would definitely recommend Geta, Brent and their team and would have them back to do any further landscaping work at our house.Steve Rive
We wholeheartedly recommend the creative talents of Geta Winberg to anyone thinking of making their garden into an oasis in the city. Geta listened carefully to our vision of what we wanted to create and suggested some fantastic ideas and was able to transform our very unimpressive backyard space into the most lovely and restful refuge. Geta has great relationships with some wonderful trades people who were a pleasure to work with. Working with Geta was a very positive experience and now we have a garden that we love!Liz and Nick Gan
Working with Geta was wonderful! She was creative, responsive and very connected with great tradespeople – from stone masons, to irrigation specialists, to incredible landscapers. They all seemed to respect her greatly, and drop everything when she called!
She showed her vision for our front garden on her iPad, and tweaked it to perfection as time went by.
When we ran into a few “blips”, she was solution oriented and calm (that helps!).
The project was brought in on time and on budget – we are so grateful!
She’s extremely knowledgeable about all trees and plants, and was able to direct this neophyte accordingly.
I would recommend Geta for all your garden needs without reservation!Linda Walderman
Geta and her creative team re-designed a corner of my garden with fences and new trees to screen it from the monstrous house next door. The fence is highly original, giving the garden a new signature look. Then we re-laid the flags. Every phase went smoothly and was completed with loving care and on budget. I highly recommend Gardens Everyone Talks About for anyone planning small or more ambitious changes to their gardens.Rosemary Clewes
Geta…let us start by saying FANTASTIC!! You have transformed our backyard into a true extension of our home. Your recommendations ..your team….your attention to detail were bang on!! You have once again gone above and beyond to exceed all our expectations!!
Here’s hoping for a warm summer to spend in our new sanctuary!!Irene and Jim Richardson
After moving into our home, we couldn’t wait to settle in and enjoy our new surroundings; however, we had a front and backyard that needed a little TLC. While we shopped around for potential landscapers, I remembered seeing a friend’s beautifully landscaped backyard and that’s how I came to meet Geta – through a referral from a friend. Right from the beginning, we were impressed with Geta’s professionalism and easy-going personality. She was quick to provide us with options to fit our budget and interests. And after agreeing on our final landscape design, Geta’s team quickly turned our property from boring to beautiful. Throughout the entire process, not only was Geta quick to respond to our list of questions but she was also very patient and trustworthy. We were very happy with our landscaping project and we can’t wait to enjoy many sunny afternoons and warm evenings surrounded by the beautiful foliage. Thanks Geta for making our outdoor living so much more enjoyable!Lorraine O’Connor and Mathieu Lamy
From beginning to end we were informed and advised thoroughly. The extensive knowledge and expertise behind the design gave us the confidence to put our complete trust in Geta to create our garden. Geta’s passion for gardening is clearly evident in all her projects and she is incredibly personable and always available for any questions or concerns.Suzanne and Nick Daneman
We came to Geta with a vague idea that we wanted to redo our backyard so that it could better meet the needs of our family. Geta did a wonderful job in helping to build on our ideas, create a vision, and then execute to transform the vision into reality. We have been extremely happy – particularly since the finished project was better than anything we had envisioned. Throughout the process Geta was mindful of both the “big picture” as well as the smaller details. In short, we would definitely recommend working with Geta.Patrick Marley and Jennifer Newman
We have known Geta for a long time and have always admired her work, so when we decided to completely transform our back yard from grass with some flowers into an outdoor living area, it was an easy decision. Geta worked with us taking on the roles of designer, general contractor and gardener. When it came time to execution, she made sure that the excavation, construction, stone work, lighting and planting were done on time and as we wanted it. Her attention to detail and vision for what would work best for our now beautiful showcase backyard was truly remarkable. We are very happy and highly recommend Gardens Everyone Talks About.Ingrid and Jamie Macintosh
I met Geta over my backyard fence while she was completing a landscape project for my neighbour. I found her to be professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I hired her initially for a small job which turned out so well that the following year I had her design, build and plant two berms incorporating fourteen tons of stone blocks on my corner property. They are simply stunning and I receive a steady stream of compliments about what have become major features of my garden.
Geta listens carefully to the needs and preferences of her clients (as a longtime gardener and plant aficionado I readily admit that I’m not the easiest client when it comes to the plant material), uses very high caliber trades for stonework, carpentry, lighting et cetera on her projects and supervises every step with great attention to detail.
I recommend Geta’s work without hesitation and also feel sure that we will collaborate on future projects in my garden.Gail Whiteside
I have known Geta for seven years. She helped with small gardening projects at my last house. She was always willing to give me advice concerning the gardens, whether it be planting or maintenance. When I moved into my dream house last summer, I knew I had to call Geta when it came to planning the new and very large gardens. She planned, purchased and planted (with the help of her great team) a new garden in the front yard. I had several meetings and Geta listened and paid great attention to what I was looking for-something that looked great and suited the house, but was easy to maintain with our busy schedule. The previous garden was overgrown and full of small and insignificant plants. It now looks like it has been there for years. The new plants have grown incredibly over the winter. It looks very cohesive and suits the look of the exterior of the home. When I decided that I wanted to landscape the back garden this summer, I knew who to call-Geta. The backyard was also overgrown and full of too many small plants. Once again, Geta listened to my needs and wants. She has completely transformed the back garden. I absolutely love it. beautiful and elegant, it totally suits my home and lifestyle.
A huge thanks to Geta for all of her hard work!Kirsten Mahaffy
We love our garden that was so beautifully designed and planted by Geta. It is unique, peaceful, dynamic, lush and inviting!! When planning for the design Geta really listened, and took into account our lifestyle and preferences. Hence, the entire backyard suits our needs, and we truly live out there from morning to evening, from spring to fall. The quality of the planted material is fantastic, and we marvel, year after year, at the very lush growth. The job was done quickly, efficiently, and on budget. It was a pleasure to work with Geta and her crew, and to continue to reap such enjoyment from our “outside room”.HiIldi Wolfish and Dr. Ken Cadesky
When Geta suggested that we transition our postage stamp backyard, which had all of the hallmarks of a dull drab looking patch of weeds into a garden, we accepted all of her suggestions and ideas.
Within two months the backyard was transformed into a profusion of colour including several flowering trees, shrubs, long grasses and a variety of flowers such that each week, from spring crocuses and early daffodils and tulips to fall daisies and mums, new plants and colours emerge weekly. With well positioned night lighting and a quiet water sprinkler system, the view from our kitchen is simply outstanding – all completed on time, on budget, with no disruption to our daily lives.Bob and Marnie Donaldson
We had a large backyard project go off the rails last summer and Geta came in and literally saved the day. Not only did she advise us on our backyard garden, but she introduced us to, and coordinated the work of outstanding tradesmen including a stone mason, carpenter, gardener and lighting professional. Geta designed a beautiful garden for us. The finished project is more than we hoped for and when the budget permits, we will have her come back to work on the front yard. Her attention to detail was very much appreciated.Erika and Mike Boone
Geta transformed my garden from a concrete wasteland with an old swimming pool to a green oasis with a flagstone patio, grass and a colourful mass of perennials. Now it really is a garden.Sheila Miller
Geta transformed our garden from a builder’s square of boring green to an elegant and peaceful oasis. Our family thoroughly enjoys the special place she has created for us. We use it for daily living, entertaining, and quiet contemplation. Geta and her crew were also a pleasure to deal with.Janice McKenzie
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