About Silverstone Landscapes
Silverstone Landscapes designs, installs, and maintains gardens in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, and other areas of the lower mainland from Vancouver to Hope. We specialize in custom homes and high-end landscapes. Our landscapes complement beautiful homes making them amazing both inside and outside
Our passion is to create beautiful gardens. If not for the trust given us by our clients, our custom landscapes would never be installed and therefore, we humbly provide our clients with excellent, personalized service. We approach each of our clients with the mentality that we will have a life-long relationship with them.
We are located on a three acre nursery in Chilliwack where we grow many of the herbaceous plants used in our landscapes. By growing our own plants, we can be certain that they will be of high quality and that there will be an adequate supply of our favorite, tested and true varieties.
Our Mission Statement
We will provide our clients with carefully thought out designs, high quality plants, and superior workmanship.
About the Owner & Operator – Jack Oostenbrink
Jack grew up in the Chilliwack area and has been immersed in the horticulture industry since his early teens. Throughout junior high and high school, Jack worked for Brian Minter at Minter’s Country Garden after school and weekends. It was there that his relationship with plants began to develop. In his spare time, Jack slowly converted his parent’s five acre yard into a collection of over a thousand plant varieties. Jack says, “I learned my plants in my teenage years, later I learned how to design with them.”
After high school, Jack obtained a horticulture diploma from Olds’ College and began to work for Valleybrook Gardens, growers of Heritage Perennials ™. After obtaining a degree and a teaching certificate, Jack taught elementary school for several years, all the while designing and installing gardens on the side. Eventually the demands of both jobs became too much and he decided to devote all of his time to Silverstone Landscapes.
These experiences in both horticulture and education complement Jack’s position in the custom landscape industry. His educational training has taught him skills such as communicating effectively, reflecting on his work, and building relationships. Meanwhile, his horticultural background gives him the ability to draw on his knowledge of plants to suit any situation, terrain or landscape taste.