“Cannot tell you how happy we are with everything. We made the right decision when it came to choosing a designer and keeping you on throughout the project.”

Catherine & Keith | Kingston 2022

“Rhonda, We can’t thank you enough for the two wonderful landscape plans for the front and back of our Glenburnie home…..Your visions for each were instrumental in adding tremendously to the curb appeal out front and entertaining potential in the back…..Your choice of materials, scale and colours for the front entrance were spot on, something we could not have achieved without your experience, knowledge and direction. It’s been a joy working with you and seeing it all come together – I feel like we have a brand new home, with many neighbours complimenting us on the new look!”

Emay & Paul | Glenburnie 2021

“Rhonda listened carefully to our goals and preferences, and created a landscape design that was both functional and beautiful. She was able to view our space in a creative way and come up with ideas that we never would have thought of ourselves. We are so glad we invested in the design process as it gave us a lot more confidence moving forward with our landscape project. We couldn’t be more pleased with the finished result”
Lindsay & Ben | Kingston 2021

“Rhonda saved us time, money and stress. Our project was a big one that took 6 mths, multiple companies and a lot of people. Our project is our dream come true and it would not look anything like the finished product without Rhonda. She was integral in every facet of our space; from the design, stone selection, placements, flower selection, roof structure design and finishes. She has trades that are skilled and easy to have in your space that she has worked with for years and are excellent in their area of expertise (carpenters, painters, landscape companies, screens, landscape lighting, etc.)

We would never undertake a future project without utilizing Rhonda. Our friends, family and neighbours got to know her by first name after how much we spoke about her! We had a continual slogan in our home that “everyone needs Rhonda!” We are continually grateful to Rhonda and what she has created for us to enjoy as a family for many years to come.”

Megan & Ryan | Amherstview 2017

“Rhonda’s designs are brilliant and she is so easy to work with!”
Sara | Kingston 2017

“Small corner lot in town – utterly transformed! Rhonda listened carefully and brought her artistry, considerable experience, and extraordinary knowledge of plants to the table. Then the fun began. The entire process was a joyful collaboration. I sit on my veranda in delight, soaking up the beauty, and the never-ending compliments from passers-by.”
Nancy | Kingston 2016

“Rhonda Derue provided excellent advice from the inception through to follow up after our backyard project was completed. Our backyard and new deck is now functional, comfortable and enjoyable. We look forward to spending a great deal of time with friends and family in our new extended living space.”
Chris and Denise | Kingston 2016

“Rhonda’s extensive plant knowledge, creative ideas and genuine enthusiasm for our landscaping project made it easy to select Derue Designs to create a plan for establishing a cohesive garden and landscape change for our home. Rhonda worked with us through several reiterations of her initial plan to meet our aesthetic and financial goals, and we were pleased to have a detailed to-scale plan to present to landscape firms for quotes.

Once the work began, Rhonda was indispensable as the guiding force in terms of garden outlines, plant and rock placement (earning the description of rock master from the machine operator) and sounding board for on-site changes and decisions. She was the calm at the centre of a somewhat overwhelming experience. Beginning in November with her initial site visit to completion of the work in September, Rhonda Derue was a pleasure to work with and the result is satisfying and beautiful. Her expertise, enthusiasm and calm demeanor guided us through to a landscaped home that we are proud and delighted to see every day.”

Karen & Dave | Kingston 2015

“It was a pleasure working with Rhonda on the design of our small back yard. Rhonda asked great questions about our preferences at our initial meeting and, based on her experience, Rhonda was able to provide excellent suggestions and ideas we simply never would have thought about. When we saw Rhonda’s final design, it was evident she had listened carefully to what we had said and was able to successfully interpret our preferences to create a beautiful oasis within a small space in the city. I would recommend Rhonda’s design services without hesitation.”
Amanda C | Ottawa 2014

“Rhonda created a patio and a garden bed design for our backyard in June 2014. Our patio has both a square area for dining as well as an elevated portion encircled by a low wall where we can sit and enjoy the fire table. Rhonda’s plan included a garden bed with low maintenance plants which I was able to plant myself. The entire design was done quickly and in consultation with us which resulted in a simple but sophisticated design which exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Rhonda for her professionalism and skill.”
Pauline & Fred Ottawa 2014

“We were really, really pleased with the entire process, from design through to walking on the driveway last week. The work that Rhonda did to help us see what was possible and then having…. follow through on the execution is so appreciated by Mike and I. (We giggle about how awesome things turned out each night.) And I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the effort and care your team took with making sure the project didn’t disrupt our neighbours.
We’ve been the talk of the street for a week now!.”
Amanda H | Ottawa 2014

“We were fortunate in finding Rhonda when looking for some help in improving the grounds of our home. We found Rhonda to be very helpful in listening to what we had to say and building around that. She was very skilled, creative, has a flare for design and committed to satisfying our expectations.”
Peter & Carrie | Kingston 2012

“Rhonda carefully listened to what I envisioned for both the house and the gardens……..her work brings me pleasure daily and I am very grateful for her brilliance. Another bonus was that she was so much fun to work with. If you want an inspired design, I highly recommend Rhonda Derue.”
Carole | Kingston 2011