For 40 years Partridge has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in residential landscape design and construction, but our obsession with elevating nature began much earlier.
Juergen Partridge was introduced to landscaping by his father Gordon Partridge. Gordon was a stationary engineer who had a heart for gardening and landscaping. Gordon worked as a gardener and landscaper during the nights and weekends. He knew everything about every plant he worked with and he shared his passion and knowledge with Juergen, who also worked cutting grass and trimming bed lines with Gordon. But Juergen wanted more.
After studying architecture, Juergen tried to find work that resonated with himself. This search led to him working with various designers across many fields of interest including furniture, aerospace, construction, and landscape architecture. He worked with professionals like Willy Hueber, Franc Amsen, and Steve Dudney and his imagination was unleashed. It was during this time that he began painting the world with plants; creating landscapes that moved those who experienced them.
With little more than a shovel, a wheelbarrow, and a 1974 Chevy Ventura, Partridge was born. Juergen and Gordon joined forces once more. Working part time, Juergen installed gardens on weekends and evenings until — having lost his full-time job — was forced to decide between a life dedicated to igniting imaginations through landscaping or following a more traditional path. Fortunately, Juergen chose to follow his passion for landscape architecture.
Juergen began connecting with landscape and design professionals, learning everything he needed to know to become a one-of-a-kind landscape architect. He combined what he learned with his formal training and discerning eye. Each person Juergen worked with brought him new perspective, new methods for installations, or new and valuable lessons that helped to shape him into the visionary he is today.
Partridge went from a small home business to one of the preeminent landscape firms in Southern Ontario, and it’s all because one man dared to elevate his world.