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  • The 2015 Gardens include:
    • Aquatica
    • Breezy Hill Nursery, Inc.
    • Brennan Landscaping, Inc.
    • Exteriors Unlimited Landscape Contractors, Inc.
    • Extreme Exteriors
    • Ground Affects Landscaping, Inc.
    • Innovative Exteriors Landscape
    • Kelly's Greenscapes, LLC
    • La Rosa Landscape Company, Inc.
    • MJS Landscaping Services
    • Quality Landscaping
    • Landscape Master LLC.

    The Gardens

    2014 People’s Choice Award Winners

    • 1st place: Aquatica
    • 2nd place: Brennan Landscaping
    • 3rd place: Extreme Exteriors

    Planting New Ideas for Your Patio & Garden

    The REALTORS® Home & Garden Show Garden Promenade makes any homeowner’s dream a reality. Featuring 12 landscaped living spaces, each garden combines plantings, water features and hardscapes with creature comforts such as outdoor kitchens, sound systems and fire pits, creating a haven for relaxing or entertaining. Stroll through each garden and meet the creators, including Aquatica, Breezy Hill Nursery, Brennan Landscaping, Inc., Exteriors Unlimited Landscape Contractors, Inc., Extreme Exteriors, Ground Affects Landscaping, Inc., Innovative Exteriors Landscape, Kelly’s Greenscapes, LLC, La Rosa Landscape, MJS Landscaping Services, Quality Landscaping and Landscape Master LLC.

    Aquatica of Wales presents “The Aquatica Express.” Using the natural attraction of water, Aquatica combines the beauty of natural flowing waterfalls and reflection ponds with the wonder of a Garden Railroad. Hop aboard for an artful look at a garden railroad scene meandering through the countryside and the beauty of a backyard water garden. A blend of native and exotic stone types, muted evergreens, soft ground covers and ornamental grasses bring create a scene straight from your imagination.

    Breezy Hill Nursery of Salem showcases an award-winning booth featuring a pergola, seat walls, a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, paver patios, outdoor lighting and water features. Bursts of spring color are also achieved through live, Wisconsin-grown, nursery stock. Stop by the booth and take a selfie, then upload your photo to Breezy Hill Nursery’s Facebook or Twitter page and receive 20% off select retail nursery stock when you visit Breezy Hill Nursery. Just use hashtag #BHNHomeshows.

    Exteriors Unlimited Landscape Contractors of Mequon invites attendees to sit back and relax in their cozy outdoor living space, featuring a natural stone fire pit, honed limestone grilling station with integrated bar seating and a rustic cedar pergola. The compact space touts distinct areas to accommodate several outdoor activities and the entire space is designed around a custom limestone fire pit, which creates the perfect ambiance for an evening of entertaining friends, or spending quality time with family.

    Extreme Exteriors of Big Bend offers a relaxing retreat with the sights and sounds of a large ecosystem pond and waterfall. If kicking back isn’t your style, homeowners can pull up a seat at the outdoor bar area. The elevated circular bar area features a large one-of-a-kind arched cedar pergola, granite counter tops and a beautiful paver patio with borders and inlays accented by bright colorful plants.
    Ground Affects Landscaping of Sullivan presents an outdoor sanctuary with a grill station, water feature and custom fire pit and pergola. Tempt your sense of smell with hyacinths in full bloom, while the sight of daffodils and tulips remind you that spring is near!

    Innovative Exteriors Landscape of Oconomowoc illustrates the beauty, functionality, practical quality and positive environmental impact of permeable paving systems. A permeable driveway installation leads up to a garage façade, which opens to an upscale patio display of outdoor cooking elements, featuring Brown Jordan Kitchen cabinets, a refrigerator and cocktail station. Surrounding this inspiring outdoor living space is a skillful mixture of tree plantings with strong floral accents, ornamental grasses and shrubs.

    Landscape Master LLC of Sussex features a custom-built fireplace with rustic gold sawed wall stone and flamed blue stone tops. The top of the mantle is made from glacier layer stone and accented with cedar. Two shelves made from repurposed grill burners flank the fireplace and blue light sensors illuminate their functionality. An outdoor model railroad encircles the garden, and tree and flowers create the feeling of spring.

    La Rosa Landscape Company of Cedarburg features a custom masonry fireplace and outdoor kitchen. The masonry grill station incorporates a custom cedar table with a granite top. A five-post cedar arbor extends from the grill station with a remote control shade awning extending toward the fireplace. A custom cedar/IPE corner fence behind the fireplace gives the space a sense of enclosure and privacy. The main terrace is a combination of tumbled bluestone with an irregular bluestone inlay at the fireplace. Germantown cobbles are used for perimeter borders and the entry walks. A mass of evergreens on one side, mixed with multi-stem birch provides a soft background behind the fireplace. Outcropping rock with a mix of deciduous and evergreen shrubs provide structure. Several types of spring bulbs such as tulip, daffodil, crocus, and muscari give the display a great variety of color. Finally, LED low-voltage lighting in the form of uplights, downlights, and path lights highlight and enhance the display experience.

    MJS Landscaping Services of Pewaukee showcases an intimate space. Anchored by a warm and cozy fireplace in the outdoor great room, this backyard escape provides enjoyment for an intimate evening or a social gathering of friends. Emphasizing the definition of the space, the great room area is covered by a custom built pergola. Flanking this area is a complete built-in bar/kitchen component for cooking up some steaks or simply sipping on a glass of wine at the bar. Privacy is provided by large evergreens and helps direct the attention to the naturalized outdoor space complete with a waterfall. The beautiful conifer garden can be enjoyed by a trip on the flagstone stepper path that bridges a dry riverbed. Natural outcropping stones and decorative boulders give this garden a natural feel while the plant material brings it to life through the vivid colors and fragrances. A three-in-one combination puts this well designed landscape at the top of the must-see list!

    Quality Landscaping of Grafton Quality features a garden space flanked by beds of vibrant flowers and a craftsman-style pergola accenting a fabulous outdoor kitchen area. A built-in stainless steel grill and bar-style seating create the ideal space for entertainment. Relax in the lounging chairs where you can hear the crackle of a natural fire pit and feel your stress melt away.