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The Garden Artist, LLC

Founded 2003 • With Angi since April 2010

The Garden Artist, LLC is a landscape design and build company located in Boise, Idaho and serving the greater Treasure Valley, Sun Valley, and McCall with emphasis on outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and water features. Acclaimed landscape designer Terry Sims has practiced the discipline of design for over two decades. Years of formal study in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, as well as Fine Arts and Psychology, give Terry a unique foundation to understand the clients' needs and incorporate those needs into great designs. Plantings are selected to provide the client with four season interest and are carefully placed within the design for optimal health and beauty. We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about us, view our portfolio, read reviews, and see a list of our awards and certifications.


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I wish I read the reviews before I hired this lousy landscaping company, I would never recommend even to my enemies. Terry the owner has no idea on what’s going on around her, she is lost and can’t handle the work load but she is is quick to respond when she needs a payment, I don’t think she really knows what she is doing my gardner did a much better job. What a ripoff!! Do not hire this company.
Description of Work
Backyard landscaping
architect, hardscaping
Gidget H.
The job was complete, but not with shortcuts made, gaslighting done on customer, and very slow to non responsive with issues they were contractually and ethically obligatory to help with. The design is beautiful but that’s all I am truly satisfied with. I’m not a high maintenance type.
Description of Work
Design and contractor
decks, masonry, architect, hardscaping, outdoor lighting
Marta S.
I would hire the owner/designer for design work only and maybe plant list and siting.The start date was in November 2011; completion in August 2012. I was originally told the job would be completed in 6 days; took 6 months. I was new to the area coming from Southern California where landscaping can be done on a year round basis. I asked if winter would impede the job and was told, erroneously, that it would not; that "they" do this type of work year round. Unfortunately, since the ground freezes (unknown to me that this would occur since I had relocated in July 2011), that as much as could be done was completed prior to the freeze. If I had known the job could not be completed prior to spring, I would have waited to avoid having the mud quagmire that I ended up with over the winter and early spring. I would also use outside licensed contractors in stead of her subcontractors as I felt the quality of some of the work was poor; the cost excessive. At the time of the initial bid, the bid had been promised but was not sent to me by email until the evening before commencement of the work; it was barely legible unless you used a magnifying glass, which I did, I had been also informed that the designer had a contractor that she used. She neglected to tell me the contractor was in fact her husband using a different last name. I found this quite disengenuous. The designer obtained bids for the accent lighting and lattice structure from her husband/contractor. Both were very high. I ended up using a licensed carpenter to build the lattice structure at almost half her bid price; the accent lighting was installed by a licensed exterior lighting contractor for less money than the bid price. I was charged $200 per footing for four footings for my lattice structure which was only 5 by 9 feet; this charge was excessive. I had eight large trees planted. Do not suggest a cryptomaria tree as I had three planted and two died. I had since determined that there are few of this tree in this area as they are "temperamental" at best. My flowering plum was planted approximately six inches too deep as per an outside certified arborist. I was charged for an additional ten feet of broken concrete paving installed with polysand in the joints. The joint compound is mostly dirt and not polysand. My rear yard is approximately seventy feet wide and thirty-five feet deep. I was initially told that a small fountain I had brought from California could be used but when it came time to install, was told that they could not use it; it was not adaptable for the site. I ended up finding someone else who installed it with an auto-fill, after the designers work was completed. I had major problems with the flow rate on the drip system to the trees. I could not adjust them myself; I am obese and 76 years old. I was informed by email later that the designer was invalidating her one year plant warranty as I had tampered with the flow rate on the emitters on the trees; hence their demise. This was untrue as the only persons adjusting the drip lines were her crew.
Description of Work
The concept plan submitted was very good. The job included the concept design and installation of most of the hardscaping, plants, planting, construction of a short decorative Bresa wall, drip lines for planters, installation of broken concrete paving, dirt removal and dirt relocation for a berm. This designer/company had her own crew and "project manager" and sounded quite good.

Service Provider Response

Unfortunately, this review of the work performed by The Garden Artist is misinformation. The Client was 'on-board' with every aspect of the project, informed and we exhibited superior quality and customer service. The Customer bought in independent contractors that delayed and hampered our work. The trees that died were the result of the Clients hired contractor that changed the watering schedule. We replaced the trees that died at no expense to her even though we had no control of the Clients watering schedule. with respect to the weather I agree we stated that the job could be completed in winter subject to freezing conditions. The ground froze prematurely and at our expense we worked under perma-frost conditions to meet the Client's expectations. The only item not finished within the promised time frame was the sod due to freezing conditions, which we promptly installed as soon as the ground thawed. This was during winter, the backyard was not in use, and the temporary mud conditions were frozen. The six months completion quoted by the Client is in error. We completed the job in a timely manner and replaced the trees four months after the project was complete when they started to fail. Possibly the tree replacement is what the Client is referring to. The quality of the work performed by The Garden Artist is above standard construction guidelines so commentary on this issue is not correct. Every request made by the client for a meeting was accommodated. The contractor who provided a bid for the pergola is indeed my partner, however we are separate entities and operate as such. He provided a bid that the Client was free to accept or not accept. Our prices, including this contractors bid is competitive, however we cannot compete with a handyman. This was disclosed to the Client. The Garden Artist is an insured and licensed company in good standing with the BBB and regulatory entities. There has never been a complaint filed against us. My recommendation to prospective clients is to look at out five star ratings on other sites and contact us for a list of testimonials where our clients are eager to confirm our work. Terry Sims, Owner.



280 N. 8th St. Suite 204

Boise, ID 83702

Other Information

Services offered

Landscape design, landscape construction, fountains, outdoor living, ponds, pergolas, hardscape, landscaping, outdoor fireplace, outdoor living areas, built in BBQ, outdoor kitchens, horticulture

Services not offered

Lawn maintenance, fertilizing, pond maintenance, lawn mowing

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The Garden Artist, LLC is currently rated 2.8 overall out of 5.

The Garden Artist, LLC is open:

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Garden Artist, LLC accepts the following forms of payment: Check

No, The Garden Artist, LLC does not offer free project estimates.

Yes, The Garden Artist, LLC offers eco-friendly accreditations.

No, The Garden Artist, LLC does not offer a senior discount.

Yes, The Garden Artist, LLC offers warranties.

The Garden Artist, LLC offers the following services: Landscape design, landscape construction, fountains, outdoor living, ponds, pergolas, hardscape, landscaping, outdoor fireplace, outdoor living areas, built in BBQ, outdoor kitchens, horticulture

Lawn maintenance, fertilizing, pond maintenance, lawn mowing

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