We contacted Garden Artisans and several landscape companies near Princeton for consultation regarding replacement of aged rhododendrons, azaleas, and evergreen shrubs damaged by wet and heavy snows in recent years.
Garden Artisans was the first to reply to our inquiries and immediately scheduled a Saturday survey and consultation.
Peter Jamet, the owner, came and discussed our objectives, and budget. We have a colonial home sited on a corner lot on 3 acres with old growth hardwoods in Princeton. As we don’t have deer fencing and do have deer, we wanted deer-proof landscaping and natural looking plantings. Within a week of the consultation Peter was ready to present his design proposal.
He brought scaled drawings of the plantings across the front and side of our house and a bed near the driveway entrance surrounding our carriage lamp post and mailbox. Together with the drawings he had photos of every tree species, shrub, flower and grass proposed for the plantings. He described why he had chosen them. Part of his plan of scale and distribution was to create color throughout the seasons and evergreen color sustained throughout the year with certain elements of the planting.
He has tailored the cost to our budget and offered both upgrade options and cost saving options for each of the specimen trees. He recommended the ideal time for planting so as to get the plantings successfully established before the winter. We set a date and Peter with his crew came and prepared the plot exactly as scheduled. Two weeks before the planting he provided photos of the exact specimen trees and shrubs to be installed. Once the beds were prepared Peter again came to position the specimens personally and ask our review and approval before actually putting the plants in the ground.
Immediately after the planting we were taking a three week holiday and Peter provided attending and watering to ensure the health our new landscaping. He again came, unprompted and reviewed all the shrubs six weeks after planting. The plantings are now ten weeks in the ground and every plant is in excellent condition. We are extremely pleased with the design and selected species. It has been a pleasure working with Garden Artisans.
The work was done exactly on schedule and was professional and very careful in removing old shrubbery and cleaning up and reseeding areas not to be replanted. The entire job was done within our budget in a very artfully conceived, professional and carefully planned manner.
We have owned several homes and done projects of this scale but have never had this level of precision and care in the design, selection of specimens, planting and after-care. In other projects we have experienced a number of trees and shrubs dying within weeks of the planting and have had to pay to replace them. Garden Artisans insured our planting and, knock knock, until today we have no casualties in ANY plant they installed. Garden Artisans exceeded our expectations and we are already planning further embellishments of our backyard in the spring.
We have had many landscapers and snow removal companies in the past. No one compares to the quality of work and customer service Garden Artisans provides. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with them and highly recommend them to anyone.
Pete and Dan from Garden Artisans created a spectacular, creative and well thought out plan for a high-end home belonging to my very particular clients. From concept to completion they exceeded my expectations. They took a very personal approach to the project and really brought a number of special touches that make it unique. Their crew was courteous, efficient and skilled in their respective trades. I would highly recommend them. They are now maintaining the property and their care on this level shines through in every detail.
Dina Riad Interiors
Garden Artisans have been a one-stop shop for all our landscaping needs: from routine maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, mulching, and leaf removal to creative new projects. They designed and installed a patio, new landscape plantings, along with fencing. When we decided to tear down our old deck and replace it with a stone patio, the team of Pete and Dan displayed their creative design talent. They presented us with many exciting options, recommendations, and truly worked to understand what would delight my wife and me. We are very happy with our patio and Garden Artisans exceeded our expectations on this project (on creativity, price and timeliness of completion). Dan and Pete are very professional and have a great customer service attitude. Garden Artisans has truly been the solution to all our landscaping needs.
Garden Artisans Customer Since 2005
My experience with Garden Artisans has been great! During my consultation they took the time to LISTEN to all of my needs. They performed all of the work in a timely manner, as promised, and the staff is very professional and friendly. I am very happy with the final outcome of my landscape project and look forward to continuing business with Garden Artisans!
Garden Artisans Customer
We highly recommend working with Garden Artisans. We have held a professional relationship with their team for a number of years and have experienced only the highest level of professionalism, quality, and craftsmanship for outdoor spaces.
H & H Appliance Center
East Windsor, NJ
I have been pleased with your work, especially at the church. Your idea for changing the area outside the new door at the church made a real improvement and was something I would not have thought of myself. You have been quick to respond when I have made requests and work has always been completed in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience with an obsessive plant person.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Garden Artisans designed and installed our front walk and plantings and refaced our front porch. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Pete was patient and able to find plantings that fit my specific preferences. Their build team’s work was so well done!
East Windsor, NJ
Excellent work, excellent service. Everything you’d want from a landscape contractor. Dan Jamet is a great person to work with. Very professional and always prompt in responding to queries and addressing concerns. Delivers exactly what he promises, on time and at the price agreed upon. We started off hiring Dan for one project and ended up giving him 3 because we were so pleased with his work. I look forward to working again with Dan and his team in the future.
Princeton Junction, NJ
Garden Artisan’s are a detail oriented design build company with unique ideas. They care about their customers and are proud of their projects.
Timothy Seriniese, Timothy's Center for Gardening
We have used Garden Artisans for a few years now and we are very happy. They are extremely responsive to all of our requests. They are dependable and do what the contract says they will do. I would happily recommend them to anyone!
Honestly, one of the best service experiences I’ve had. Peter and Daniel were/are attentive to all concerns and questions from beginning to end. They were flexible through the whole process and open to design changes and suggestions. Definitely would seek out their expertise for future projects.
Quiana & Eric
Garden Artisans Customers