Matt Kilburn
I am a Vancouver based landscape designer and garden builder who works with clients to develop customized, sustainable outdoor rooms. I co-own a landscape design/build business called Take Root Gardens, check us out on Houzz.

My interest in gardens sprouted at a very early age. As far back as I can remember, I was digging alongside my parents, developing an understanding of plants and the dynamic nature of the garden. My education in gardens was expanded significantly by a year spent in England as a child where I was introduced to a wide variety of landscapes. I studied fine art in university focusing on drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. This training resulted in a successful career as a graphic designer but I always aspired to get back outside. I made this dream into a reality by going back to school for landscape design and found that my skills as a graphic designer were well suited to the design of outdoor spaces. This combination of artistic assets and technical knowledge provides me with a unique eye for composition and the ability to communicate my ideas effectively in a graphic manner.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Construction Drawings, Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Building, Deck Repair, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Fence Installation, Fence Repair, Garden Design, Hardscaping, Masonry, Site Planning, Trellis Construction

Areas Served
Burnaby, Coal Harbour, Hastings-Sunrise, Hollyburn, Kitsilano, Lynn Creek, New Westminster, North Burnaby, North Vancouver, Renfrew-Collingwood, Richmond, Sunset, Vancouver, West Point Grey, West Vancouver, Yaletown
Contact: Matt Kilburn
Location: 1067 East 22nd Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 1W2
Commented: What is the cap on the wall? The caps are made from select bluestone.
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Commented: New gardener wants to grow moss? Hi there, the moss in the picture is called Irish Moss (Sagina subulata) and is available at most nurseries. It needs quite a bit of sun, and a site with good drainage to do well but when planted en ...
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Commented: Moss maintenance for Japanese Gareden Hi there. Moss can be a bit difficult to get established, depending on the type selected and the amount of sunlight/moisture available. This moss is irish moss (sagina subulata), a type of moss that p...
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Commented: That's a nice Hemi 26" firebowl from Solus Decor. Thanks, always love using Solus products in projects!
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Commented: Love the groundcover on retaining wall! What is it? The groundcover is Baby's Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii). It is a wonderful option for covering difficult areas in low light, as well as softening the edges of hardscape components (like the above wall...
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Commented: Do espaliers do better if the limbs are horizontal? Espaliered apple trees do tend to send out vertical shoots, which I like to attach to the support of the branch above. I then prune the tip off to promote growth within the main branches. The more tha...
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