Enhance your curb appeal. Whether you’re inviting friends over for a backyard BBQ, Ducking your kids cannonball splashes while you lounge poolside, or clinking glasses with the neighbours in your fire-lit cabana. Your outdoor space is more than just an extension of your home. It’s your first impression.
A representation of the life you’ve built and the pride you take in it. So whether you’re looking to transform your concrete jungle backyard into a relaxing retreat … cultivate a botanical oasis that’s the talk of the neighbourhood … Or look out your window while you’re sipping your morning brew and admire the view…
We help you design the outdoor spaces you deserve to come home to.
From secret sanctuaries to family-friendly getaways and entertaining capitals of the neighbourhood, Meg & Kennedy Landscape Design Firm brings curb appeal to homes in the Greater Toronto Area.
And we’d love to be the first to say: Move over, Joneses. There’s a new family in town.
YOUR DESIGN, YOUR WAY.
SEE YOUR IDEAS TRANSFORMED INTO A 2D OR 3D PLAN
You’ve ripped out some magazine inspiration, sketched out a few ideas, or just know that you want your outdoor space to feel like an at-home cottage. We bring the creative expertise and design chops to express your vision in a cohesive way, adding colour and texture in the right places. 2D and 3D layouts let you see the scope of your entire project from deck design to plant lines to “can we install a big screen TV for game nights?” (Yes. Yes we can.)
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
You want a space that’s just as liveable as it is beautiful, with a seamless flow from your home interior to exterior. Tell us how you want to use the space, what isn’t working for you right now, and what will make it a place you can enjoy not only today – but years from now. Whether you’re thinking of loving it forever or listing it one day, a well-designed, low maintenance landscaping plan can raise the value of your home up to 28%.
THE COLLABORATIVE DESIGN PROCESS
You want expert guidance and suggestions that enhance your ideas. The last thing you need is someone calling all the shots without considering your likes and dislikes when you’re the one who uses the space. We work with you to bring your ideas to life and build on your revisions, so you get the exact look you want the first time (not 5 do-overs later). You’re a part of this creative process just as much as we are.
THE FREEDOM TO TAKE YOUR DESIGN & RUN WITH IT
Unlike full-scale landscaping firms that demand one-stop shopping, we offer grab-and-go design concepts. Whether you’re feeling DIY-happy, want to choose your own contractors or work with our trusty garden-glove sidekicks, our designs are yours to implement. You’ll receive a comprehensive budget with installation estimates and convenient photo description cards for every plant. So when it comes to visiting garden centres or getting quotes from contractors, every detail is accounted for.
STYLISH ACCENTS THAT MAKE YOUR SPACE MORE YOURS
Once your landscaping is complete, sometimes all you need is that finishing touch to connect the design dots: a cedar trellis accent, a gas fireplace to gather around, or patio furniture that doesn’t look like you bought it on clearance from your local hardware store. With our background in interior design and colour theory, we can bring your vision into full bloom with custom styling and decor plans.
COLLABORATIVE TESTIMONIAL FROM AVENUE DESIGN
“Meaghan and I have worked together on a collaborative design for a high end home and I am very excited to see it come to life. She is very easy to work with, receptive to both me as an interior designer, and to the clients, and respectful of everyone’s wishes and tastes – at the same time as bringing forth her expertise and knowledge to guide everyone towards the best use of space possible. Her turnaround time for designs and revisions is very quick, and I love the renderings and 3D views she is able to present – it really helps everyone visualize the finished product. I have already recommended her for various other projects I am working on, and am looking forward to seeing our joint efforts come to life.” ~ Avenue Design
A LITTLE ABOUT US
A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT WE DO
Every time you step into your yard, feel like you’re stepping onto a resort.
You could describe your outdoor living space in two words: Blank slate. Hidden gem. So 1970s. Sure, you planted a few (unexpectedly high-maintenance) shrubs in your front yard. You browsed Houzz and binge-watched HGTV for DIY inspiration, only to feel overwhelmed by all your options
But it still feels like something’s missing.
Style that’s less boring beige and more contemporary cool. A functional layout that flows naturally, so you won’t trip on pathways and spill perfectly good margaritas. Plus a little privacy would be nice. (If you have to have one more awkward starting contest with your neighbours when they’re at their kitchen sink…)
As it stands, the dog is getting more use out of the space than you are. You can see the potential of your outdoor living space. It just needs a little sprucing, so it complements your home…and gives you a reason to say, “Party at our place!”
That’s where Meg & Kennedy comes in!
Meaghan collaborates with you to turn your creative vision into a natural landscape that’s raved about six blocks over. We’re an award-winning landscape design firm based in the Greater Toronto area with a reputation for creating modern, low-maintenance and resort-worthy outdoor living spaces. From bespoke water features to subtle lighting and structural accents, we’ll give you the stay-cation you crave.
BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT DESIGNING YOUR LANDSCAPE … IT’S ABOUT DESIGNING YOUR LIFESTYLE.
Lead Landscape Designer
Well versed in: Latin plant terms, colour theory and British TV.
Obsessions: That cottage life. H&H Magazine. Gettin’ diggy with it in my garden.
Where it all started: Spending summers barefoot in the mud, catching frogs and star-gazing by campfires. Being that weird kid in high school who drew architectural floor plans for fun. Planting flowers knee-by-knee with mom.
First Job: Petal-primper at Reeves Garden Centre.
Hardest (but most rewarding) job: Mom
12 Years of experience in: Creating stylish and practical outdoor layouts with clean architectural lines, floral design, arboriculture, interior design, and dockside naps.
Favourite saying: “Two lattes a day will keep the doctor away.” (Not scientifically-proven. Yet.)
“Meaghan provided us with fresh ideas and beautifully done 3D images of her vision for our backyard and front yard. She was a pleasure to work with and answered all of our questions, as well as provided additional drawings and advice as needed. We implemented all of her ideas in the backyard with respect to deck design and flowers/plants, and can’t wait to do the same to the front yard in the spring!” ~ Anna Magarvey