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Committed to Excellence Since 1996

Fern Ridge Landscaping & Eco-Consulting

Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting is building an international reputation for sustainable landscaping.

Founded in 1996, the company specializes in quality design and construction; combining unmatched horticultural knowledge with an eye for rainwater handling, habitat creation and biodiversity.

This unique skill set has led Fern Ridge to consult and design with researchers, universities and industry experts across North America. Staff regularly attends professional conferences, publishes articles on sustainable landscaping and consults with foreign experts, in an ongoing mission to remain at the cutting-edge of eco-landscape design and installation.

Fern Ridge is firmly committed to putting its expertise to use in the community by educating on the use of native species and demonstrating the beauty of sustainable gardens. It was this dedication that brought the Make-A-Wish Foundation and HGTV's Carson Arthur to ask Fern Ridge to build a special garden for a young boy named Edward to allow him wheelchair access to his garden. From designing and installing the Milton Millennium Garden and Green Glade School rainscape to the Recycle the Rain public education series, Fern Ridge takes its role in the community seriously.

It is not difficult to sell people on concepts like biodiversity and bioretention when the results are seamlessly, yet elegantly, integrated into the landscape. This twin ethos of beauty and sustainability makes Fern Ridge the favourite of conservation groups and homeowners alike - allowing the company to create landscapes which benefit the entire community.

Sean James has been gardening professionally since age sixteen. He is a graduate of the prestigious Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener and the two-time past-President of the Milton & District Horticultural Society.

An active and responsible member of the community, Fern Ridge Landscaping has supported volunteer projects such as the Milton Town Hall and Library Gardens, the United Way Christmas House Tour and Canada Blooms, in addition to helping kids complete community service hours.

Fern Ridge supports the Summer Career Placement program, which allows students who are interested in the field to gain valuable experience. We consider ourselves an environmentally friendly company, recycling, composting and promoting responsible use of biological controls.

Sean James and Fern Ridge Landscaping have helped me create some amazing outdoor spaces all over Ontario. With attention to detail and a drive to create a balance between client's needs and the natural world around us, I happily recommend Fern Ridge Landscaping to any homeowner looking for something special. Sean's personal plant knowledge and understanding of environmental techniques are key to installing outdoor renovations that stand the test of time.
- Carson Arthur, Host of HGTV's "Green Force"

Meet the Team

Our knowledgable staff is committed to providing quality workmanship, reliable service and unique landscape designs


Sean James

Fern Ridge Landscaping President

Sean James has been gardening professionally since age sixteen (30 years now!). He is a graduate of the prestigious Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and a two-time Past President of the Milton & District Horticultural Society.


Mike Prong

Designer / Foreman

Approachable, hard working and forward-thinking, Mike Prong has had an interest in landscaping ever since he was a boy growing up in Aylmer, Ontario. This interest led to his enrollment in Fanshawe College’s landscape design program in the fall of 2009.


Kyle Pickering

Lead Foreman

Like many of his generation, Kyle chose his career to make a positive difference in the world. His attention to detail and caring personality make him a customer favourite. His concern for safety and quality, along with an exceptional talent for organization are a tremendous asset to a well-crafted landscape.


Brandon Robidoux


Our longest serving employee, Brandon Robidoux has an unparalled enthusiasm for creating landscapes. Brandon is a Fanshawe College Horticulture Program graduate and his desire to meet customers' wants and needs, combined with his years of landscaping experience make him an exceptional foreman.

Acclaimed Environmentalist

Recognition of contributions

Contact us

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We would love to discuss your project

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Arrange a Meeting

We would be happy to arrange a meeting at your property to discuss your needs and what we can do for you. We book meetings anytime during the day and also in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. To help us accommodate you, send us a couple of potential meeting times (1 or 2 weeks in advance).

Please include some details on what you’re looking for so we can be prepared. If contacting us in the spring, please understand this is a very busy time for landscapers, so it may take a few days to get back to you. (Fall is an excellent time to approach us since we’ll be more able to give you the art you deserve, and have it ready to go for the following spring). We look forward to working with you!

Reach us by phone at: 905.876.4852