In recent years, we’ve become pioneers in several new areas that hold enormous promise for the environment and for the future of urban landscaping and gardening.
To read about some of these exciting, innovative areas, click on a topic below or scroll down to find out about them all.
“The green roofs are quite intriguing… The staff at LPGC always does such a wonderful job.”
– Frances Clark
Toronto is always at the forefront of modern design trends. At Lawrence Park, we’re committed to embracing innovative and environmentally friendly gardening practices. Creating green roof gardens for Toronto residential and commercial properties in Lawrence Park, Rosedale, Forest Hill, North Toronto, Bridle Path and Hoggs Hollow is an emerging trend we’re particularly excited about.
Green roofs are wonderful for urban areas. They can reduce energy consumption by insulating and cooling buildings. They reduce and purify storm runoff and release oxygen into the atmosphere. They also create beautiful green and flowering environments that can be enjoyed when viewed from above and below.
Almost any roof can add something special to your property by going green—whether it’s your home, your pool house, your children’s playhouse or garden shed. (Imagine if every condo and commercial building in Toronto went green. Imagine what a difference that could make to our air quality and how beautiful those buildings would look from above.)
We can design your green roof garden, Toronto for you and are certified in green roof installation and irrigation. We can also offer you a maintenance schedule that’s an integral part of your green roof’s warranty, thereby ensuring you of years of enjoyment.
Green walls make your landscape stand out. They’re like green roofs, only they’re vertical, not horizontal or sloped. Sometimes, they’re referred to as Living Walls.
Green walls are covered in plant materials. The plants either grow on mats—in soil, or an inorganic growing medium—or else they’re hydroponic (i.e., growing in water). Often, they’re used for purifying recycled water. Like green roofs, they can cool buildings and release oxygen into the atmosphere.
Lawrence Park created a mobile Food Wall for one visionary client. In the summer, we planted it exclusively with edible plants that the client could pick and use in her cooking. In the fall, we converted it to an autumn-themed plant display. In the winter, we filled it with evergreens and Christmas decorations. It wasn’t just a Green Wall. It was a living work of art.
This is another innovative area that we’re delighted to be involved in.
Living playgrounds use natural materials like living plants to create more imaginative and natural play areas for children. They connect children with the natural environment and have been found to encourage more creative and cooperative play.
Logs, boulders, native trees and shrubs define spaces and provide inspiration for kids’ imaginations while being beautiful and inviting spaces that seem to belong in a back yard.
If you live in a condo, or if your house has a small roof deck, there isn’t much you can grow other than annuals in window boxes and compact potted plants. Or so you might think.
Not any more. Now we can create hydroponic tower gardens for you: vertical growing systems made for rooftops, patios, balconies and terraces—almost anywhere that gets full sun. They let you grow almost any flowers, vegetables, herbs, or even fruits in less time than it would take for you to grow them in soil.
They’re amazingly productive, yet they use less than 10% of the water required by soil-based plants.
We’d love to create one for you.
For more on our environmental sustainability initiatives see our Platinum LEED® Certified Gardens section.