Setting New Standards for Landscaping Companies in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, and the Surrounding Areas
Modern Naturalistic Landscape Design, Sustainable Solutions, and Expert Garden Care
Inspired Places for Outdoor Living
Nathan Wright Landscape Design is a Chicago-based design, build, and maintain studio with a commitment to naturalistic perennial garden design for residential and commercial properties. Our approach to client-centered creativity allows for innovation through collaboration and results in a refined outdoor space perfectly suited to your needs, desires, and lifestyle.
Our landscape architects, designers, horticulturists, and field teams are aligned with world renowned gardens including Chicago’s Lurie Garden. You’ll notice our shared garden techniques pioneered by Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and Midwest plant expert Roy Diblik.
Our full range of services include landscape design, installation, maintenance, irrigation, sustainable solutions, seasonal enhancements, outdoor living, rooftop gardens, and more, all anchored in our core values:
Collaboration & Teamwork
Together we can achieve much more than any individual on their own. Every member of our team plays an essential role in our creative process. When our efforts are well-coordinated, our work looks and feels easeful.
Learning & Mentorship
We are all, always learning. And sometimes the best way to learn is to teach. Our work provides the perfect platform for learning by doing. We engage in a feedback rich environment where we are constantly striving to better ourselves and our work.
Creativity & Innovation
Every project represents a unique opportunity, a solution waiting to be discovered. We are expert problem solvers. Landscapes are our canvas, and plants are our creative medium.
Relationships & Responsibility
The success of our work is correlated to the strength of our relationships. We must take care of those we rely on—this includes our clients, our team members, and all of our project partners to ensure long-term, sustainable success.
Design & Beauty
Intentional and thoughtful design is the essence of our work. A well-considered plan and expert execution always produces an elegant result. We take great pride in the beautiful places that we create.
We're proud to set a new standard for landscaping companies in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding areas, with a proven process, sustainable solutions, and highly-trained professionals. Grow with us. Fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.
The Nathan Wright Landscape Design Advantage
As expert designers and plant experts with years of experience in Lincoln Park, Illinois, and the Chicago area at large, we craft your outdoor space with consideration for bloom times, seasonal challenges, and maintenance concerns. Our boutique team approach to landscape design, installation, and maintenance enables us to provide a responsive and detailed level of care setting us apart from other landscaping companies. Our commitment to the excellent stewardship of our relationships and landscapes is why our clients choose to work with us.
We bring a sophisticated and highly trained approach to design and beauty, allowing us to adapt to diverse landscapes and clients and deliver exceptional results.
Our designers strive to capture genus loci—the spirit of the place—so that we may work with the environment, not against it. With your influence, together we will ask what the space is wanting to become. Our robust understanding of various styles, periods, and influences, enables our designers, landscape architects, and horticulturists to prioritize your preferences as we solve landscaping challenges and bring out the natural beauty of your outdoor space.
We believe in the power of relationships and responsibility to support high levels of communication.
With a deep commitment to integrous communication, we get to know the people we work with—that includes our own team as well as our clients, contractors, and suppliers. We seek solutions that allow everyone to thrive. We proceed through your project without assumptions, always seeking clarification on your needs and preferences to eliminate errors and unnecessary drama. Industry experts are involved in every step of the process so you can rest assured you're receiving exceptional design, high-quality materials, fine craftsmanship, and sound advice.
We have a strong and proven process.
Our Three Step Design process creates a clear design plan, so you receive excellent estimates, precise installation, and accurate timelines. You'll work closely with our knowledgeable and experienced team, who coordinates the entire experience, identifies potential challenges, and helps you optimize your budget.
Get to Know Us
Nathan Wright Landscape Design is a team of industry experts, inspired learners, and talented artists led by Nathan Wright, Registered Landscape Architect and Founding Partner of the company. Nathan holds a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture and an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture and has worked with some of the leading landscaping companies and designers in Chicago, including Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects and Conservation Design Forum, among others. To learn more about Nathan and the entire team, visit our About page.
A Reputation for Magazine-Worthy Designs and Landscapes
At Nathan Wright Landscape Design, we work to earn your trust and respect to allow for close-knit collaboration on your outdoor living design and installation. Over the years, we've built close relationships with our clients, and we're delighted to hear they love their landscapes and their experiences with us.
Where Beauty and Tradition Meet
Function and Sustainability
With detailed design and plant palettes, functional hardscapes, and a focus on creativity and innovation, each landscape is personalized for the residential or commercial needs of a space. Browse our portfolio to see our work in Lincoln Park, Illinois, and throughout the Chicagoland area.
Rooftop Gardens, Seasonal Color
Elaborate Hardscapes and More
With comprehensive services for residential and commercial properties, our in-house team of experts and extensive network of trusted contractors can meet all of your landscaping needs. We're known among landscaping companies in Lincoln Park and the Chicagoland area for our sustainable solutions, collaborative spirit, and high-level design and craftsmanship in everything we do:
Nathan Wright is a registered landscape architect and plant expert. Nathan leads the team in complex and thoughtful projects requiring a specialized understanding of local building regulations, erosion and stormwater management, and regional horticulture.Visit our Landscape Architecture page to learn more.
We specialize in naturalistic perennial garden design and modern plant combinations with a focus on creating a landscape that offers a place of communion and brings joy to everyone that interacts with it. We look for the details that make a space work and inspire awe in a natural environment.Visit our Landscape Design page to learn more.
With exceptional plant and hardscape material choices, our construction team brings your design to life. From pergolas and water features to green walls, irrigation solutions, and seasonal color, our installation team excels at project management and insists upon fine craftsmanship, attention to detail, and respect for your property. The result is a naturally beautiful, functional outdoor space, well-suited to your lifestyle.Visit our Landscape Installation page to learn more.
Imagine your home with a patio, firepit, water feature, built-in grill and outdoor kitchen. Our outdoor living services are designed to help you spend more of life outdoors in comfort and style.Visit our Outdoor Living page to learn more.
Regular garden care visits are essential to keep your landscape at its best. We offer highly customized annual agreements, including services like lawn care and treatment, edging, aeration, seasonal clean-ups, weed control, enhancements, and seasonal color.Visit our Landscape Maintenance page to learn more.
Our sustainable approach helps you save time, water, and money over the life of your landscape. With proper irrigation solutions, erosion control, and healthy regional plant life, your landscape honors and protects the environment while being easier to care for.Visit our Sustainable Landscaping page to learn more.
We work with commercial property owners and managers throughout the Chicago area. Our services include design and installation, maintenance, tree services, irrigation solutions, sustainable landscaping, sod installation, seasonal color, and more.Visit our Commercial Services page to learn more.
A Clear Plan for
Meticulous Project Execution
With years of experience in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and beyond, we've fine-tuned a process for your landscape design and installation to ensure every detail is accounted for. This is what to expect when you work with us:
Step 1: Get in Touch
Fill out our contact form or call us, and we'll be in touch within one business day. You'll have an opportunity to upload site photos and your Plat of Survey, and we'll schedule a consultation.
Step 2: Schedule Your Chemistry Call
With your site photos and Plat of Survey in hand, this 15-30 minute Chemistry Call is where we both decide if Nathan Wright Landscape Design is the right fit for your project. If so, we can give you a rough idea of what to expect next.
Step 3: Discovery Call with Nathan Wright
During your Discovery Call with Nathan Wright, he'll help you align your intentions with your budget to determine what's possible. By the end of this one-hour conversation, you'll receive a design proposal along with the 3-Step Design Process, timeline, and design fee.
Design fees range from $1,600 to $6,000 and can be paid through our Client Portal. Once your design fee has been paid our team will schedule your Site Visit.
Step 4: On-Site Visit
Within 2 days of paying your design fee, you will receive a Welcome email from our Lead Landscape Designer, we will set up your Houzz ideabook and ask you to start contributing inspiration so we begin to understand your landscaping preferences.
We will schedule an on-site visit to collect information and plan the project setup. During the site assessment, we'll take measurements, photos, and inventory the plants and features you want to keep. You do not have to be home for this visit, but you are welcome to join us if you are able to.
Step 5: Preliminary Design Plan Presentation
You'll receive your plant palette, design plans, and landscape layout that outline the look and feel of your new outdoor space, along with a preliminary budget for the proposed work. We will complete this Preliminary Design Review Meeting via Zoom, and you'll schedule a date for the Design Approval and Agreement Signing.
Step 6: Design Approval + Agreement Signing
During this meeting we will review any design changes and focus the scope of the work according to your feedback. We'll introduce our construction team so you are familiar with their roles and responsibilities. Our team will present the Phase 1 Installation Proposal, which includes the cost of the anticipated work. With your 50% installation deposit and design approval, we'll move ahead and schedule construction.
Step 7: Installation Preparation
We manage all the details, from sourcing and permits to scheduling and site preparation. When installation begins, you can rely on our highly-skilled team to oversee the job site and monitor the construction process to ensure each design detail is being implemented. You'll receive daily communications from your dedicated Project Manager, and if the project is longer than five days, you'll also receive a midway project report.
Step 8: Final Walkthrough + Ongoing Maintenance
When construction is complete, you'll walk through your new landscape with your Landscape Designer and Project Manager to ensure it all meets your standards and expectations. We'll explain how it all came together, why we used the plants and materials we did, and what it means for your lifestyle. We'll collect your final payment and review the ongoing maintenance needs to keep your new landscape at its best.
Leading the Way for Landscaping Companies
in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, and Nearby Communities
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Nathan Wright Landscape Design specializes in naturalistic perennial garden design, outdoor living installation, irrigation design and repair, and landscape maintenance with a focus on sustainability and client-centered creativity. We proudly serve residential and commercial clients in the entire Chicago, Illinois, area, including these communities:
Visit our Service Area page to learn more, and fill out our contact form when you're ready to grow with us.
Join Our Team for a Values-Based Work Culture
Comprehensive Benefits, and Growth Opportunities
It's more than a job. When you start a career with us, you'll receive the training and support you need to advance within the company while creating exceptional landscapes throughout the Chicago area. We value mentorship, innovation, relationships, and teamwork. If this inspires you, we hope to hear from you. Apply today.
Grow With Us
Don't leave your landscape to chance. Meticulous planning, an eye for exceptional design, and fine craftsmanship can create an extraordinary outdoor experience for your own home or commercial property. Rely on our experience, our wide range of services, and our commitment to innovation through collaboration for a one-of-a-kind outdoor space. Contact us today to learn more about how we set ourselves apart from other landscaping companies in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, and to get started on your design, installation, or maintenance project.