Our Team of Dedicated Professionals
Director of Landscape Operations
In the landscape department, Eckhart Schmitz overlooks all aspects of landscape projects. On a daily basis, Eckhart designates skilled labour accordingly while discussing with technicians the scope of the work and the supervision of all technical details.
Each site receives his utmost efforts to complete the scheduled work in the most time sensitive manner ensuring the highest quality of workmanship and materials standards
“Happy 2023”, Boy we sure have been through a lot! And so, we thankfully welcome the Spring & Summer of 2023 . You can succeed in expressing yourselves in the garden and outdoor spaces! Let us help you build and create circumstances and environments to develop dynamic, cool and classic areas whether through bubbling, water, planters flush with dramatic colours and leaves, garden art, patios, and all the supplies etc. Even if you do not have the touch, but have the desire and the dream! We can lead, inspire and encourage, and of course deliver the “dream”. Together, we can make the “dream” possible as we all crave beauty, the look of fresh, yet intriguing spaces, whatever your personal taste! Our professional teams are here to consult with you. Wishing you good health and happy garden experiences.
Nursery & Garden Center
Our general manager Mossy, has been taking excellent care of Artistic’s clients and staff for 30 years. As an industry leader in his field, Mossy has become house hold name in Ottawa for his constant collaboration with local trades and businesses.
“An Incredible blessing to the Ottawa trades, gardeners and Artistic Landscape Designs.” Eva Schmitz, President (ALD)
Robert manages perennials and greenhouse operations at Artistic. Armed with a Horticultural college degree from Poland, Robert joined Artistic in 1987 and for many years worked under Mrs. Schmitz’s guidance developing solid knowledge of perennials, their propagation and growing techniques. A couple of years ago, during the winter months, Robert started series of gardening workshops, open to the public and in several Ottawa Public Library locations. In spring through fall you may see one of these presentations opened to the public at Artistics’s own “Gingko room in the new boutique. One of Robert’s favourite topics is “Colour your garden with perennials”. During the season you will find him the perennial section of the nursery.
Landscape Consultant / Certified Horticulturist
Keith Presley has been with Artistic Landscape Designs for approximately 30 years. He has also worked with several other local landscape firms and has a wide knowledge of various concepts and techniques. He has formal education from Humber College and the University of Guelph and practical knowledge gained through working with colleagues in landscape construction. We are sure that if you spend some time discussing your landscape project with Keith, you will find it time well spent.
Landscape Consultant, Horticulture Technician
Graduated from Algonquin College with a Diploma in Horticulture Technician in 2011, Andrea joined the Artistic Team in 2016. Her prior work experience as a landscape gardener, water garden sales rep, and interior plant specialist, makes her a great consultant for any size landscape project.
Lorraine’s earlier career as a commercial artist developed her creative talents for design. Over the years, her love of nature and passion for horticulture led her to the wonderful realm of Landscape Design. She completed the ‘Creating Landscapes Certificate’ through the University of Guelph, and in addition to her hand rendered sketches, she uses the latest Computer Landscape Design Technology to provide her with the skills and tools to bring the full extent of the project to her clients.
“I like to consider myself an Exterior Designer. Whether its transforming a suburban property or bringing the majesty of nature into a city courtyard, the possibilities are endless and the process magical! Collaborating with Artistic’s superior team of experts, I look forward to working with you, to transform your vision into reality.”
Stephanie has been a professional gardener for the last 25 years – she worked for many years with the Royal Horticultural Society at the gardens in Wisley, England, holds her BSc from the University of Toronto and a Post Graduate Diploma from the British Academy of Garden Design. She ran her own Horticultural Consultancy Company for 10 years before moving back to Canada. She is a plant-focused garden designer who uses her technical and horticultural knowledge to marry the tastes and wishes of each client to what will succeed in their garden. Eclectic collections are her joy as is breaking the mold of what might be expected. Her approachable attitude comes from a desire to share knowledge and experience-there’s no such thing as a silly gardening question!
Our Team of Awesome
We gratefully acknowledge our dedicated staff for their enduring excellent service over many years. Several have been with us for over 25 years. Our specialties vary, which makes it possible for us to offer a wide breadth of services.