Planting & Construction
Skilled engineers, stone masons, field managers and horticulturists ensure that every aspect of your environment is beautifully installed using only the highest-quality plants and materials....
Stonework & Paving
Complement your plantings and make your outdoor space more livable with brick- or stone-paved walkways, driveways and patios, as well as other thoughtful hardscape additions....
In addition to healthy, robust flowering plants, trees and shrubs, a comprehensive, professional maintenance program ensures that your stonework, structural elements and water features are always in top condition....
Your home should complement your lifestyle—indoors and out. By listening closely to your needs, the Van Zelst team will create a stunning environment that's just right for you and your...
The Van Zelst landscape design team offers the perfect balance of artistry and architecture, as well as the ability and skill to listen. Van Zelst begins every Chicago landscape design collaboration by understanding your vision and hopes for the space. How will the area be used? What is—and isn’t—working in the current landscape design? What style should be conveyed? What colors do you like best? What hardscape elements will contribute to the finished space? From simply offering ways to increase your curb appeal and addressing challenges to adding outdoor entertaining spaces or an outdoor kitchen with an elaborate, built-in grill island, we create great outdoor spaces for our clients.
Delivering on the vision
Once we’ve discussed your goals in detail, our team of accredited landscape architects, horticulturists, foresters, and field managers get to work developing a design that achieves the desired effect while harmonizing with the existing environment. We’ll also consider the aspects of the landscape you might not, such as irrigation, drainage and outdoor lighting plans.
The Van Zelst landscape design team is experienced in getting to know each client’s individual style and enhancing your vision to truly maximize your enjoyment of your environment. We will help you select hardscape that harmonizes with your home’s exterior, incorporate a wide variety of plants that add long-blooming color and texture to the garden, and create a landscape that is uniquely your own.
Chicago landscape design
We are fortunate to live in Chicago. We are experts in Chicago landscape design in the city and well as the North Shore suburbs and Lake Geneva area. Van Zelst is a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA). Our landscape architects are experienced in designing landscapes that provide year-round interest, treats for all the senses, and waves of color from the earliest days of spring through the last days of autumn. Contact us to see how we can help you realize the ideal environment for your family or business.