Expert Garden and Landscape Design

for the Comox Valley,

central and northern Vancouver Island.

Designing custom bespoke gardens and landscapes for newly built and renovated residential homes, with expertise drawn from eighteen years in the horticulture and landscape industry.

Portfolio

Oceanside

Oceanside

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

Wild Side

Wild Side

Rainforest

Rainforest

Estuary

Estuary

Foothills

Foothills

woodland garden patio pond

Woodland

Woodland

Perennials & Pollinators

Perennials & Pollinators

West Coast Modern

West Coast Modern

Gabions

Gabions

Cliff House

Cliff House

King Tides

King Tides

Classic Courtyard

Classic Courtyard

Open Skies

Open Skies

Intimate Patio Garden

Intimate Patio Garden

Mediterranean Courtyard (DESIGN PHASE)

Mediterranean Courtyard (DESIGN PHASE)

Pool House (DESIGN PHASE)

Pool House (DESIGN PHASE)

Four Seasons of Outdoor Living (DESIGN PHASE)

Four Seasons of Outdoor Living (DESIGN PHASE)

Courtyard Rooms (DESIGN PHASE)

Courtyard Rooms (DESIGN PHASE)

Sloping Curves (DESIGN PHASE)

Sloping Curves (DESIGN PHASE)

Poolside (DESIGN PHASE)

Poolside (DESIGN PHASE)

A Windswept Rooftop Garden

Rooftop (DESIGN PHASE)

Rooftop (DESIGN PHASE)

Lakeshore (DESIGN PHASE)

Lakeshore (DESIGN PHASE)

Living Wall

Living Wall

Giving Back: Volunteer Projects

Giving Back: Volunteer Projects


Design Principles & Ethos

Form follows function.

How you use a space defines the parameters for the design. I seek to identify, separate and distill the varied lifestyle requirements for your space, narrowing in on the key criteria to develop the best design for your unique landscape.

Right plant in the right place.

A simplistic statement that speaks volumes in garden planning. Factors such as sun, soil health, wind, exposure, climate and sustainability, growth habit, longevity, maintenance, pests, seasonality, and client preference all inform thoughtful plant selection.

Proportion, unity and balance.

Hardscape construction and softscape plantings are inextricably intertwined and must relate to each other in a harmonious and balanced aesthetic.

This is your space.

I enjoy working with a wide range of styles but the most critical factor informing plant selection and landscape functionality is my clients needs; the design has to work for your lifestyle and criteria, otherwise it fails.

  • Arianne is fantastic. She listens very well to your concepts/ideas, and transforms those ideas into a superbly executed design. We got exactly what we wanted, and more! We got a thing of beauty, and the experience was so much fun.

    Carol Roberts Avatar Carol Roberts
    May 14, 2024

    Designing my new garden with Arianne has been an amazing and very satisfying process. Because I am an experienced gardener does not mean I am a designer. Arianne listened to my wants, wishes and dreams and surprised me with a design that is aesthetically pleasing as well as practical for me. It was a very collaborative process. One thing Ireally appreciated is that she understood that I had a budget, which was respected. I cannot wait to see the design come to fruition.

    Ken Stone Avatar Ken Stone
    March 20, 2024

    We are thrilled with our landscape design! Our backyard oasis dream come true. The design she created for our home was perfect. The attention to detail, the choice of plants, and the overall layout was perfect. We can't believe how transformed our outdoor space looks now! It's like a dream come true. We highly recommend Arianne Huene Landscape Design to anyone seeking top-notch service. She truly deserves five stars for the outstanding work! Thanks again Arianne.

    Corey Sawchuk Avatar Corey Sawchuk
    December 21, 2023
  • Arianne is very talented and was wonderful to work with.

    Anne Flanagan Avatar Anne Flanagan
    June 21, 2023

    Arianne assisted us with a complete landscape design plan for our new home. Without hesitation we would give Arianne our highest recommendation for any and all prospective clients. She is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and prompt - all to the highest degree. In addition to all of that, she is just a great person to work with. Although we had identified some basic ideas and concepts that we wanted to achieve Arianne was able to translate all of that disjoined information into a complete and comprehensive set of final plans which captured every detail and addressed every concern. The ability to genuinely listen to each client as they try to describe and explain their dreams for an ideal outdoor space is a talent often lost in the designer/client interaction. Arianne has a wonderful ability to listen intently and translate all of that information into reality without personal bias. With her comprehensive knowledge of best and appropriate plant choices for our location and climate , she expertly guides her clients through the "maze" of plant and tree selection decisions. In our opinion any client looking for high quality, professional service in designing their perfect space cannot go wrong with Arianne on their team.

    Paul O'Brien Avatar Paul O'Brien
    March 31, 2023

    I highly recommend Arianne. She's thoroughly professional, approachable, reliable, and creative. Some landscape designers have a signature idea or personal preference that finds its way into every project; Arianne listens deeply and is flexible enough to work with whatever the client likes, providing expert guidance and elevating client preferences into a beautiful cohesive vision. We couldn't be happier with our yard and garden design! Thank you, Arianne!

    Leslie Hood Avatar Leslie Hood
    June 14, 2022
  • Arianne perfectly captured what we were looking for in our yard and garden! She's a good listener and was very thoughtful with her design, making sure we'd be able to complete all the work ourselves as we requested. She gave us the direction we needed to get started on transforming our yard into the outdoor living space we want. Before working with her, we were puttering around aimlessly without a clear plan. Now we know exactly what and where to plant or build. Worth every penny!

    Lindsay Reynolds Avatar Lindsay Reynolds
    May 14, 2022

    We are absolutely blown away by the landscape design work Arianne has done to help us realize the potential of our property. Arianne's ability to listen, coupled with her tremendous creative vision and attention to detail turned our vague concepts into a design that works perfectly with our home.

    Guy H Avatar Guy H
    April 14, 2022

    Arianne went above and beyond for us. She has a brilliant vision of the finished design, something we were struggling with. We started out trying to do this ourselves and she let us down a completely different path. Thanks goodness because our vision was all wrong. Thanks so much, Arianne, you are a delight to work with (rain, shine or lots of wind!!) 🙂

    Penny Allen Avatar Penny Allen
    April 14, 2021