Glenna Partridge Garden Design

(604) 716-4790

Business Description
Glenna Partridge Garden Design is a boutique landscape design studio that specializes in creating residential garden spaces in Vancouver, British Columbia since 2000.

My philosophy is simple. I want to create beautiful, livable, social spaces through thoughtful design. Attention to my clients aesthetic, respecting the essence of a site, and a direct hands-on approach to design and maintenance have been the key to my success as a designer.

As well as offering consultation, design, installation and maintenance services I collaborate with other garden professionals/artists to help bring my vision to life.

Follow me on twitter: @GlennaPartridge

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz Award 2013 / 2014 -
Landscape Architects and Designers
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Vancouver, BC CA 
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The shrub (can grow to the size of a small tree) is Pieris japonica 'Variegata'. The other narrow evergreen is Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' (Yew). This yew stays very narrow and can grow in partial shade. I hope this helps!
August 18, 2014 at 1:44PM   
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Hi terrik228. Thank you for your comments on my client's garden! Yes, you can grow tropicals in the shade. I find that I can grow hardy bananas with good success as well as the red bananas in open shade conditions. Coleus thrives in sun or shade depending on the variety. Depending on what your zone is you can grow them year round. Here in Vancouver we can grow tropicals from May until the first frost which is usually around November. Maybe check in your area for a tropical plant club or society so they can give you specific advice in your area. I hope this helps!
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Hi beetelman,
Sorry for the long delay in answering the question...I've been crazy busy! Thank you for your compliment on my work. The tall blue spiky flowers are Salvia 'Black and Blue'. It's an annual salvia that grows quickly.

I think the best way to get the best of both worlds (instant impact and room for plants) is plant your shrubs, perennials, and trees with the proper space allowed for the eventual height and then fill in around with annuals. That way you can get that mature look you want right away and each year you can put less and less "filler" into the garden. I have a dark coloured phormium and Dahpne 'Eternal Fragrance' on either side of it for my year round structure. A lot of the plants in the front of the raised bed are annuals. I hope this helps!
July 30, 2014 at 1:15PM     
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, very helpful. It's amazing that an annual can grow so large in one season. Great design. Thanks again
August 3, 2014 at 5:44PM   
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Hi Jackie3418. The plants in the back container are not hardy in zone 4. The middle one (tall spiky one in the centre of the container ) is a phormium and the green trailer is ipomea (sweet potato vine). The phormium is moderately hardy here. Sometimes we get a cold wet winter on the west coast and they don't make it here either. The sweet potato vine is not hardy here but it's a great summer annual which keeps growing until the first frost. I hope this helps!
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Hi letsgo4321,
We are in zone 8b (15 degrees F - 20 degrees F.). I'm not sure how well hostas will do in zone 10. Maybe check with a nursery in your local area to determine which plants will grow in your area. I hope this helps!
July 30, 2014 at 1:02PM   
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Hi shoppingdummy,

The glass is by Seattle artist Barbara Sanderson: http://barbarasandersonglass.com/
I hope this helps!
July 30, 2014 at 12:55PM   
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Hi Kelly,
The raised container is about 3 1/2' high by about 1' deep. The wood is cedar. I hope this helps!
July 30, 2014 at 12:53PM   
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The flowers are tulips. peach 'Angelique' tulips. Pink 'Angelique' are also available. You can usually get bulbs in September and plant them for spring blooms. I hope this helps!
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Glenna Partridge Garden Design is following Dawson & Clinton
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I was fortunate to have hired Glenna last summer even though it was at her busiest time of the year. She overhauled my small patio garden, chose gorgeous plant...
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Glenna has a beautiful design sense and wonderful, dependable delivery. She will really listen to what your needs and desires are for you garden space then ...
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I have watched in awe over the past decade as Glenna continues to impress not only her clients, but other gardeners and designers in the industry. While her wor...
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