About Us

Building Fine Gardens since 1981


Gordon Fretter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture from UBC. He has thirty years experience in various facets of the landscape industry in BC. The lion’s share of his work has been designing and constructing beautiful gardens for hundreds of residential clients through his company, Fretter Design Inc. Gordon has also worked in the film industry since 1984 in the position of greensman, working with production designers to create varied environments to complement setting and script.

His film work has encompassed feature films, TV and commercials. He has also used his design skills in garden shows creating award-winning promotional booths for clients such as BC Hydro. In the civic sphere, Gordon has worked as a landscape inspector enforcing landscape standards and overseeing quality for commercial and multi-family residential sites.

Personal Passion

While Gordon’s knowledge and wide range of experience make him a valuable asset to any landscape project, his passion remains the creation of the magic that occurs in a well-designed garden space. When suitably framed and detailed, the garden becomes a room in itself, an outdoor living space, an extension of the home. The interplay of original plant combinations, the varied textures of materials, the sound of water and the effects of well-designed lighting can transform any yard into a peaceful retreat.

With imagination and creative flare, Gordon believes his client’s ideas can be woven into the garden of their dreams.