Native plants have a reputation of being wild and unruly, ignoring boundaries and growing wherever they wish. This reputation makes some gardeners wary of allowing them in their gardens. This is ...
Hidden Habitat creates beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful integration of people and place, while protecting and promoting the biodiversity of your outdoor space. Hidden Habitat services the Muskoka, Midland, Orillia & Barrie area of central Ontario.
Laura Thomas, a graduate of University of Waterloo’s Environment and Resource Studies program has worked in the landscape industry for over ten years; blending her passion for conservation and landscape design. Laura saw the need for better, sustainable land management practices especially within the realm of private land owners. Merging the elements of good landscape design with the practices of restoration ecology seemed both obvious and necessary given the fragmentation and destruction of landscapes today. However, while working in the landscape industry she found that often people felt they had to compromise beauty for conservation. Given her expertise in ecology, native plants and landscape design she knew that one could still have the simplicity and impact of a modern garden while providing food and shelter for local wildlife. Her unique and thoughtful designs demonstrate that healthy landscapes can be beautiful landscapes.