what clients are saying

I cannot say enough about the work that Courtney did for us!  Her attention to detail, her knowledge of plant life and her desire to get us the backyard we really wanted made her a dream to work with.  When she mentioned the word “woodland” in reference to what I was trying to describe, I said, “That’s it! Exactly!”. I knew right then that we were working with someone who “got me”. She communicated clearly throughout the process, gave us various options and continually asked for our input.  As if that weren’t enough, she is warm and has a good sense of humor which always makes a project more fun!

I would very highly recommend Courtney to anyone who is looking to transform their yard space.  She will educate you along the way, if, like us, you don’t know much about botany.  The pictures she gathers and the plans she draws up capture perfectly what is presented in the final product! And, thanks to Pinterest, you can send her anything that catches your eye that you’d like to incorporate. 🙂
With our backyard oasis complete, we can now enjoy a space that was once unusable.
Thank you, Courtney!
J. Jarvis, Bothell

Courtney at Olander Garden Design was wonderful to work with on our front and back yard remodel. Not only did she present us with design options , she served as the project manager for both projects. She listened to our visions and included them in the designs. She also had helpful suggestions so that our projects could have the modern flare that we wanted but kept them within our budget. As the project manager she was very helpful during the biding process and has a great relationship with the contractors that we ended up using for the projects. Courtney was very communicative providing updates and helping to trouble shoot any issues. She was very attentive to our needs and made our projects her priority. We highly recommend Olander Garden Design and feel that Courtney’s knowledge and expertise in outdoor spaces is exactly what we needed. We receive so many compliments on our front and back yard and it is because of Olander Garden Design!

K. Capka, Broadview

We purchased a home near the water that needed a landscape overhaul. Courtney listened to our wishes and came up with a design for the landscape that met our needs and budget.  Once the project had begun, she made sure everything was done according to plan.  our landscape looks fabulous and we can hardly wait to see it progress through the seasons.  We would highly recommend Olander Garden Design for whatever size project you have.  Courtney was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process.

L.Wilson, Mukilteo

Olander Garden Design saved my project! After bad experiences with two other professionals, we reached out to Courtney Olander at the recommendation of a neighbor. Courtney worked with what we had already begun in terms of hardscaping, and saw us through the planting plan all the way to plants in the ground. She actually listened to what we wanted and was able to put a plan together that was even better than we imagined. We are extremely pleased with how it turned out! Courtney is a true professional, always delivering what she promised in the timeframe proposed. She was responsive to email and phone calls, and is just a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of plants and landscaping in general is very impressive. I whole heartedly recommend Olander Garden Design, no reservations.

K. Knebel, Broadview

Courtney, owner of Olander Garden Design was one of our best decisions regarding design and helping with the execution of our landscape project…When she first meets you, she has you do a short survey of your likes and dislikes of plants and flowers ,and then comes up with a landscape palette for you…she respects your budget and needs, and gives you several options…Courtney worked so well with the landscaping company that we hired to do the physical execution. She is so thorough, that she caught construction mistakes before they came to fruition. Her choice of tree and plants was phenomenal… she would go to several nurseries to find the perfect specimens. I feel that Courtney can do any landscape design, whether it is a small garden or a complete remodel of property as we did.
K. Spadafora, Windermere

I would give the highest recommendation for Courtney – she is the visionary for our front and back yard transformation. Working within the constraints of our space and accounting for how we planned to use our yard, she created a design that maximized our limited budget. She is also very knowledgeable about plants native to the NW and a year later our new space is thriving!

I was overwhelmed this afternoon when I walked into the backyard. It is like having our own little sanctuary spot.  We appreciate the great service that you provided to us and just absolutely love our garden!
J. Grasseschi, Loyal Heights

We are very pleased, Courtney.  We were expecting the transformation to be dramatic, of course, but even with that expectation in mind, we were frankly stunned yesterday after everyone left and we had time to take it all in.  Thank you very much from both of us.
R. Hummel, Shoreline

Everything looks great and am so excited to see it all in bloom next spring and summer.  It was great working with you and would certainly be a referral for you if you should ever need one.
C. Hanley, Sammamish

Courtney came up with a few designs for our backyard.  She is very very thoughtful when considering everything. extremely professional, kind, and easy to work with.
T. Stenfjord, Shoreline

Thank you so much for all your creative work on our project.  We are thrilled!
S. Hurt, Innis Arden

So thrilled! What fun to come home to the beautifully done pots!  They’re gorgeous and it’ll be fun to see what does well.  I love the colors you chose, rich red is my favorite color and it looks great as an accent.  Beautiful work, thank you! 
L. Friedman, Mercer Island

Just a quick note to say that the backyard is coming wonderfully to life and we are enjoying it very much.  Thank you again.
R. Hummel, Shoreline