Custom Container Design
Swan River Gardens offers a very popular custom container design and planting service for annual hanging baskets and planter pots for both homeowners and businesses. Simply bring in your baskets or containers (no matter how odd or unique) to get started. In order to produce the fullest most lush containers by Memorial Weekend (last week in May), we recommend dropping off your containers before the end of March. Not to worry if it’s after March, we can always get your containers planted, just allow us extra time for the plants to grow.
Swan River Garden’s creative designers will work with you to get the perfect combination of flowers for your pots. Whether you choose one of our proven combinations, have a picture or a specific idea in mind or need our artistic assistance, our creative team will help achieve the perfect look you desire for your home, business, special event or wedding. Swan River Garden’s custom container designers have years of experience and extensive knowledge of annuals and perennials to make your container flowers shine. Together you will pick a color scheme, preferences of texture in blooms and foliage, the amount of maintenance you prefer and the specifics of the space the container will be positioned. The designers will use this information to create a unique combination of plants for your containers. These containers will be lovingly tended to in our greenhouse until you are ready to display them at your home or business.
Cost of the custom container design will vary by container or basket size along with the plants used in the design. Swan River Gardens offers delivery of the custom containers for a fee based on mileage. When you are finished enjoying your containers for the season, drop them off or schedule them to be picked up for winter storage.
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Free In-House Landscape Advice
If all you are looking for is a little advice, diagnosis, or inspiration for your garden come see one of our professionals here at the nursery. If you are a Do It Yourself Gardener who is seeking landscape design advise, simply bring in photos of the area, a basic sketch with dimensions along with the amount of sunlight the area receives during the growing season. Then one of our horticulturists/designers in the nursery will walk you around to show you options and discuss ideas to fulfill your needs. The time spent will provide you with helpful hints, tips on proper plant selection and give you the best options for improving and maintaining your landscape. (Be prepared to take lots of notes). This service is best for the Do It Yourselfers and is always free.
Do you have a large project and want to be assured an allotted one-on-one time with one of our horticulturists/designers?
Residential On-site Landscape Advice
Residential On-site Landscape Advice involves a visit from one of our professionals to your home or project site to discuss the details of your landscape project or areas of concern within your landscape. Together we will walk your property, answer your questions and make recommendations on your landscape project or specific areas of concern. Be prepared to take lots of notes during your session. This advice session will give you the road map to the next step for your project or concern. A one-time fee of $65 will be collected prior to the on-site visit. This service is best for the hands-on gardener who needs professional advice or inspiration in the landscape.
Formal Landscape Planting Design
"Landscape design focuses on both the integrated master landscape planning of a property and the specific garden design of landscape elements and plants within it". -Wiki
Whether you want your home to look like it dropped from the sky and landed in the native Montana landscape or have a well-tended perennial garden with color blooming all summer long, look to Swan River Gardens to design what's right for you. We're going on 20+ years of trial and error with plant varieties and just know what works for our area. Having a planting plan drawn up by someone who knows plants can help maximize your budget by taking some of the trial and error out of plant selection.
The Formal Landscape Planting Design will start with an on-site visit from one of our horticulturist design specialists to your home or project site. At that time, they will learn about your goals for the site along with evaluating the site conditions. This service is ideal for the homeowner who need a detail CAD drawing and/or a material list for their landscape project. Whether it’s for landscape installation bidding purposes or having the option of installing the landscape in phases. Either way this service provides an overall plan to get exactly what you want for your landscape.
Cost of your Formal Landscape Planting Design is based on an hourly rate of $65 per hour. The average Formal Landscape Planting Design (CAD drawing and/or a material list) usually run from $300-$800 depending on the complexity of the project.