A Boutique Approach to Landscape Design in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago, IL
Modern Naturalistic Landscape Design
for Inspired Places for Outdoor Living
A harmonious landscape design is an invitation to connect with nature, art, and each other. Your outdoor space is unique to you and your lifestyle, and when it is built under expert design direction, it becomes an extension of your home to be enjoyed in every season and for years to come.
Using design principles pioneered by Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and local plant expert Roy Diblik, Nathan Wright Landscape Design specializes in a modern naturalistic landscape design, build, and maintain sequence in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Founding partner Nathan Wright, a plant expert and Registered Landscape Architect, leads a team of landscape architects, artists, designers, and installation professionals consistent with Chicago's Lurie Garden and New York City's High Line lineage. By prioritizing high design, exceptional plant and hardscape material choices, and sustainable solutions like erosion control, low-maintenance plantings, and responsible irrigation, we work with you to co-create an outdoor space that brings your vision to life.
We build trusted relationships with our clients via our core values: Design & Beauty, Relationships & Responsibility, Creativity & Innovation, Learning & Mentorship, and Collaboration & Teamwork. With client-centered creativity and a proven 3-Step Design Process, you'll have the opportunity to share your vision and requirements, and we'll bring it all together in a detailed project plan and investment estimate.
Grow with us by filling out our contact form. Our in-house experts will connect with you within one business day to start the landscape design process in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
A Reputation for a Sophisticated Understanding of What Makes a Space Work
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.
Why Choose Nathan Wright Landscape Design
We believe in innovation through collaboration, where your vision and lifestyle goals set the terms for an exceptional landscape design. This is what we have to offer within our boutique design, build, and maintain sequence:
Tell Our Story of High-Level Design
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.
Our Process: Building Relationships and
Delivering Well-Coordinated Project Management
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. We'll schedule a consultation & you'll have an opportunity to upload photos of your site.
Step 2: Schedule Your Introduction Call
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
After paying your design fee, 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 Commercial and Residential
Design, Build, and Maintain Services
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.
Elevated Landscape Design
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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:
Join a Values-Driven Work Culture to Build a Career
With Competitive Pay and Benefits
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.
Outdoor Environments Customized
for Your Wicker Park Home
With years of experience designing perennial gardens, rooftop gardens, seasonal decor and enhancements, and expansive outdoor living spaces, the team at Nathan Wright Landscape Design has developed a proven process for projects at every level of complexity. Our work in Wicker Park is meant to elevate your outdoor living experience, bring the beauty of nature into your outdoor environment, and create a shared place of communion. Grow with us in a personalized landscape design experience. We look forward to hearing from you.