Dutch Green Landscaping was established in 1984 with a philosophy based on the unique training of its owner, Nico van Stralen. Nico received his Diploma in Landscape Architecture and Management from Rijks Middelbane Tuinbouw College in Utrecht, Netherlands. It was here that Nico developed his unique ability to combine original shape and form with functionality in natural settings and transformed his long time passion into a profession. Throughout his career in both the Netherlands and Eastern Ontario, Nico has gained experience in urban design, recreational planning, estate landscaping, development, residential and natural landscaping.
Today, Nico’s Ottawa-based company Dutch Green Landscaping works tirelessly at coming alongside clients from all backgrounds – whether residential, recreational, or commercial – and working with them towards developing their vision by creating a final landscape that serves both pragmatic and aesthetic purposes equally. It has built a reputation for itself of delivering on time and within budget all while surpassing customers’ expectations. It is Nico’s goal that no matter if the mission at hand is implementing natural landscaping, incorporating an outdoor kitchen into a backyard, or constructing a patio with interlocking stonework, what is essential is that the designs Dutch Green Landscaping brings to fruition continually raise the standard for innovative yet functional landscape design for Ottawa and beyond.