Boutique Landscape Design
A boutique landscape design firm since 2001, Dearborn DESIGNS was founded by Lexi Dearborn CLD.
"My role is to create amazing, functional outdoor spaces that meet the needs of my clients by delivering unique ideas in a sustainable landscape plan; that are really pretty.”
Listen. Think. Design.
Personal Enjoyment of Your Outdoor Space
“As a designer, I want to understand my client’s needs. It's all about figuring out 'who' they are so I can create an outdoor space, just for them. A well-thought-out landscape influences the way people use their outdoors, every day. I bring to the table over twenty years of design knowledge and construction experience.”
Lexi Dearborn Dipl.B. ODHLD CLD ID#007591
A graduate of the University of Guelph in 2005, Lexi holds an Ontario Horticultural Diploma (with Honors) in Landscape Design. In April 2015, Lexi received her Certified Landscape Designer (CLD) designation through the Canadian Landscape Nursery Association. "I join an elite group of designers recognized across Canada and North America known for their skills in enhancing the quality of an outdoor living space. Good landscape design requires far more than creativity. Creativity without horticultural expertise and an extensive knowledge of site engineering will only lead to disappointment in the finished product."
Landscape design comes naturally to Lexi. During her childhood her family owned and operated Ten Gables Golf Course and Resort in Sundridge, Ontario. "My Grandmother Billie had an incredible influence in molding my horticultural skills. Grandmother believed gardens, flowers, and nature should be part of every home." says Lexi.
Landscape design is a second career for Lexi. After completing a three year Business Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Niagara College, Lexi spent over 25 years working in Ontario’s finest hotels and restaurants. Although the two careers don’t seem to be related ~ serving great food and designing amazing landscapes ~ the basic principles are the same. Be creative so every piece is unique, provide amazing customer service, and expect excellence, apply to both professions.
Dream. Create. Grow.