“With all this snow all I can think about is working with you and your crew this Spring to create a 2014 garden. Your choice of flowers and use of color is so right for the front of my Brownstone. People walk by and your natural designs make us happy. I was thrilled to receive the 2013 Gold Coast Neighbors Community Beautification Award (Green Ribbon) .....And with your efforts we will win again this year."
~ Peggy Snyder (Gold coast award recipient) at 50 East Elm St.
"We have used Avant Garden’s services for years now. Laura & Joe reworked the front entrance to our Cape Cod style house by adding clapboard boxes to the porch windows, hanging gorgeous boston ferns and adding a stonework border to the ground level beds. We are thrilled with the way all of the elements bring a cohesive look to our entrance.
~ Nancy in Old Irving Park
"The Avant Garden crew completely transformed our deteriorating stone steppers with a beautiful flagstone pathway that connects our front and back gardens. With very little direction, Laura’s crew edited the existing plant material and brought in more appropriately scaled trees and shrubs. Our garden looks good all year round and reflects the style of our house while being low maintenance. Thank you!!"
~ Libby Hurley in Glenview
“When I first moved into my home in Logan Square, my back yard was a disaster. I called Avant Garden on a whim to see what they would suggest for my space. Laura Osborne could envision right away what would be spectacular—even if I couldn’t get it—I immediately trusted her. I want to be clear—every day I look out a window at my yard or sit in my back yard, I am transported. My yard reflects who I am but also makes me so completely happy I still sometimes have to pinch myself that it’s mine. I still call or text Laura to tell her that the gift she gave me was bigger than just a nice yard—it is an extension of my home and of myself.” #nailed it.
~ Jen Fite in Logan Square
"Laura Osborne and her team at Avant Garden created an absolutely beautiful garden for our family to enjoy all year. Laura's knowledge, creativity and vision were executed with precision, ease and of course flair! Thank you Laura."
~ Raquelle W. in Sauganash
"We interviewed and contracted with Laura Osborne, owner of Avant Gardens, to handle our building's landscaping needs for 2013. From the very start of the process, Laura listened to our concerns and preferences and made excellent suggestions to improve our look. She was respectful of our budgetary restrictions and also took the time to meet with us at the nursery and show us her ideas, which helped us make informed choices. We have received many compliments from residents and visitors on how pretty everything looks this year. In fact, we have even seen people walking by the building actually stop to take pictures! Laura's knowledge and enthusiasm about her business and herservice-oriented attitude are beyond compare. We highly recommend Avant Gardens and look forward to working with Laura and her talented staff in the future."
~ Linda C. Crosby
Secretary, Board of Directors
Delaware Place Private Residences Condo Assoc.
"Laura and her team are absolutely the best! We have worked with her for the last four years and could not be happier with her work. We have used Avant Garden for our spring and summer pots as well as the winter. Laura is unique, listens to her clients needs and really knows how to make that color last throughout the season."
~ Ashley and Mike Joyce in North Center
"How to describe to you our reaction to your beautiful creation. We abandoned our luggage to the curb and allow all of our senses to be called and awakened by the delightful array of plants and stimuli that you so elegantly and intentionally planted to adorn this beautiful home. The tinkling aubergine maple leaves, the swaying grasses, the blowzy hydrangeas and the statuesque Magenta Susans, elegant feminine touches to the masculine design. We delighted in this "petting" garden, touching the variety of evergreens in their muted green regalia and variated shapes and heights. You created nooks where there was only blank canvas. You have gifted us with your talent and creative vision and given us a dream garden that we will delight in for many years to come."
~ Matt N., LaGrange
"Avant Garden created a visually beautiful, wonderfully fragrant and sustainable container garden for my terrace. It was a pleasure to discuss ideas with Laura and see all the creativity come to life!"
~ Jeannine O. in Grant Park“
We recently relocated from the suburbs with a professionally landscaped yard to a condo with two balconies. Laura and the Avant Garden team created two beautiful green spaces that are a beautiful extension of our home connecting us to the outdoors. We are so pleased with Avant Gardens creativity, professionalism and efficiency in creating our balcony garden green spaces.
~ Resident of 50 East Chestnut
Avant Garden Client Wins 2013 GCNA Beautification Award
February 26, 2014
Recipients of the Gold Coast Neighbors Association Beautification Award are judged on their creative use of space, unusual plantings, and care/maintenance throughout the growing season.
Avant Garden on Sweet Retreats
February 12, 2014