Modern Naturalistic Landscape Design in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood of Chicago, IL
Inspired Places for Outdoor Living
Bring Joy, Enhance Communion, and
Respect the Environment
Landscape design is an art. It's about finding that ideal balance of bloom time, texture, seasonal colors, and functional hardscapes, all aligned with your lifestyle preferences and existing natural and architectural features. At Nathan Wright Landscape Design, we rely on years of experience with naturalistic perennial garden design and prioritize exceptional plant and hardscape material choices to create unique outdoor spaces. Our sustainable solutions include irrigation, erosion control, and sustainable plantings to nurture the environment and preserve your landscape for the long haul.
We are rooted in the Lurie Garden lineage by practicing techniques pioneered by Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and Midwest plant expert Roy Diblik. When we design, we do so with climate and bloom times in mind to ensure year-round beauty for your outdoor space.
With a focus on collaboration and teamwork, we build trusted relationships with our clients, where communication flows freely and we encourage you to offer feedback and suggestions as we proceed through our proven 3-Step Design Process. Our registered landscape architects and designers work closely with you to ensure we understand your vision, and we provide detailed plans and estimates for your approval.
Our full process follows a design, build, and maintain sequence, and our in-house team of experts has the training and experience to provide a full range of landscaping services to complete your residential or commercial project. We invite you to grow with us by filling out our contact form, and we'll be in touch within one business day.
Our Clients Appreciate Our Design Direction and
Expert Project Management
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.
The Benefits of Working With
Nathan Wright Landscape Design
We prioritize detailed landscape design for every project, because it provides a clear path forward for the installation team while giving you an understanding of what we can do with your budget and preferences. This is what you can expect when you collaborate with us on a landscape design:
Every Landscape Reflects
a Commitment to Design & Beauty, Creativity & Innovation
With detailed plant palettes and design, 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.
Rooted in Collaboration & Teamwork
With years of experience in Lincoln Park 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 Introduction Call
With your site photos and Plat of Survey in hand, this 15-30 minute Introduction 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.
Comprehensive Residential and Commercial
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.
Sophisticated Landscape Design
in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, and Nearby Communities
Bucktown, IllinoisLogan Square, Illinois
Logan Square, IllinoisOld Town, Illinois
Old Town, IllinoisLakeview, Illinois
Lakeview, IllinoisWest Loop, Illinois
West Loop, IllinoisFulton Market, Illinois
Fulton Market, IllinoisOak Park, Illinois River Forest, Illinois
River Forest, IllinoisEvanston, Illinois
Evanston, IllinoisGold Coast, Illinois
Gold Coast, Illinois
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:
A Career That Grows With You, Supported by
Competitive Benefits and a Values-Driven Work Culture
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.
Go Beyond Basic
Our modern and naturalistic style of perennial garden design stems from the world renowned designers and plant experts of the Lurie Garden and High Line lineage. Because each landscape design is a collaboration, each one is unique. Our creations in Lincoln Park, Illinois, and throughout the Chicago area include rooftop gardens, green walls, perennial gardens, seasonal containers and winter decor, and full-scale outdoor living spaces with pools, patios, outdoor kitchens, and more. Grow with us for a personalized landscaping experience that results in the exceptional outdoor space you've always wanted.