Delivering Beauty and Sustainability through Our Landscaping Services in the Oak Park Neighborhood of Chicago, IL
Artful Design, Expert Project Management, and Eco-friendly
Solutions for Residential and Commercial Properties
Oak Park, Illinois, is a neighborhood steeped in artistic heritage, from its history as the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway to being the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. The legacy of these renowned creators endures in the area’s beautifully preserved historic homes and residents' commitment to maintaining the community's artistic and natural appeal.
Our work began in Oak Park in 2010 when founders Nathan and Lola Wright launched Nathan Wright Landscape Design. Raising their four children in the Gunderson Historic District, Oak Park has been home for many of our team members for years. Our design style has been deeply appreciated by the Oak Park and River Forest communities.
At Nathan Wright Landscape Design, our passionate team of landscape architects, designers, horticulturists, industry leaders, and talented artists is inspired by the dedication of Oak Park property owners. We are delighted to provide landscaping services that match the neighborhood's unwavering focus on sustainability, beauty, and functionality. Our comprehensive design, build, and maintain approach ensures we cater to all your landscaping needs, creating stunning, practical outdoor spaces and maintaining their lasting beauty.
Our modern naturalistic landscape design is grounded in capturing the essence of each environment—integrating the surroundings, architecture, seasonal changes, and your individual preferences into a single harmonious design. We meticulously select plants and high-quality hardscape materials in consideration of Oak Park's local soil and climate.
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 prioritize sustainable landscape solutions, addressing environmental concerns such as irrigation, drainage, and stormwater management. Our landscaping services range from green walls and rooftop gardens to garden care, pools, and expansive outdoor living environments.
Discover the possibilities of a tailored landscape that showcases sophisticated design, artful plant palettes, and superior craftsmanship. Contact us today to explore how our landscaping services can transform your outdoor space in Oak Park, Illinois, and the surrounding areas.
Services Defined by Our Passionate, Innovative Spirit
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.
Blending Personalized Creativity with Expert Landscape Design
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.
Bringing Creative Designs to Life through
Our Collaborative Approach
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 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.
Services for Oak Park, IL, and the Greater Chicago Area
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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:
Professional Growth in a Values-Driven Studio
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.
Discover the Potential of
Your Outdoor Space in Oak Park and the Surrounding Communities
Our landscape design, build, and maintain services are inspired by a plant-centric approach that upholds the Lurie Garden lineage and integrates techniques pioneered by Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and Midwest plant expert Roy Diblik. Through our thoughtful selection of plant and hardscape materials, a client-focused mindset that prioritizes your vision, and a collaborative process, we transform residential and commercial properties in Oak Park and the surrounding areas.
We are honored to be entrusted with your landscape, and we hold our commitment to you and your outdoor space with great care. Our design, build, and maintain process blends organization, creativity, and functionality to create the ideal outdoor environment for you. Experience the genuine difference of our holistic approach to landscaping services in Oak Park, Illinois. Contact us today for more information.