Peter Owen

Town of the Blue Mountains Front Entrance

Blue Mountains Front Entry Owen Landscape Architect discovered this sculptural specimen after having visited a number of nurseries. It is a “Blue Alps Juniper Serpentine” Rustic planters made from corrugated metal given a rust patina provide an effective grounding for this split level ranch-style home located in the Town of the Blue Mountains. 

A Country Planting Bed Tracy and I have finally completed our feature planting bed at our country residence. We decided that a circular bed would be most appropriate – on axis with the front door. There had been an existing overgrown bed at the time we acquired the property, whose purpose was likely to try …

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Owen Landscape Architect

Peter Owen is the sole-proprietor of Owen Landscape Architect. As a long time member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, he brings a high degree of professionalism and integrity to his work.Peter has recently shifted his focus from providing consulting work for some of Toronto’s established architectural firms (primarily working on institutional and corporate …

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Evolution of a Design An Explanation of the Process This is an example of an initial Concept Plan. Based on the client’s criteria combined with my particular interpretation of what the space’s unique possibilities are. I find that it’s best to not be too constrained at this initial stage by a budget, but rather explore …

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A Tuscan Garden

 Tuscan Garden Maple, Ontario Immediate challenges posed by this relatively compact site was the setback from the creek running across the back of the property, and the raised podium (due to a parking structure beneath), creating a rather narrow space where the pool would logically be situated. The client had sourced specimen pyramidal cedars to …

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A Garden Shed

Garden Shed I am a firm believer that elements in a garden such as sheds need not be strictly utilitarian. They can be key components of the overall design of the space. This shed I designed for a backyard in Moore Park is situated at the mid point of the garden, replacing an old dilapidated …

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Tracy and I fell in love with this flower from Little Tree Nursery in Fergus and planted in the country place. When the evening sun caught the efflorescence it was stunning! Tracy grabbed her Nikon and started shooting…..

Artful Rock Placement!

This company does work in and around the Georgian Bay island cottage community of Pointe Au Baril – north of Parry Sound. I think that the way they have fit these random pieces of granite stone – both flag and rock chunks is brilliant.