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We have searched the country and partnered with the most qualified Landscape Architect in Ontario. Maria Zabehlicky, of Stray's Landscaping Services Ltd. Over 30 Years in Business and still going.
Landscape Architect, trained behind the Iron Curtain
it can take longer than expected to make a dream a reality. And sometimes it can
take years before the opportunity to do just that is available.
for example, the time Maria Zabehlicky had to take before she could start her
award winning company, Stray's Nursery and Landscape services ' It took her and
her husband Jaromir eight years just to get out of a country where
entrepreneurship was no longer allowed. Following that it took a few years of
learning the English language and a good number of jobs before Mrs. Zabehlicky
could branch opt into her own -specialty.
Zabehlicky’s specialty is design in landscaping, from fine rockery work,
indoor and outdoor waterfalls, to stone work, court gardens, fountains and
pools. The Polish daughter of a lawyer, she received training in horticulture
and landscape architecture at university in Czechoslovakia.
worked in agriculture research and later worked in parks designing and
supervision in Teplice, a spa city. Having been always interested in
horticulture and surroundings due to holidays in the mountains prior to the
offered the Perfect opportunity to develop her ability. Teplice is situated in a
valley, surrounded by mountains, with streams, rivers and mountain lakes, and
its natural beauty and old structures offered the chance to work to her
potential, a potential realized now by the awards collected for her designs.
first recognition came in 1974, a scant five years following the opening of the
business on a part time basis. Mrs. Zabehlicky took second prize for her water
garden in the Spring Flower an Garden Show in Toronto. More awards followed and
1983 saw Mrs. Zabehlicky be one of eight Canadian designers out of 240 enter the
final competition. Stray's Nursery and Landscape Services took the highest
Mc Donald’s (Restaurant) really takes care of their landscaping and design so
it was quite an honor. I'm fussy enough to want perfection," she said.
two young boys and an expanding business. The Zabehlicky's moved to a new site,
on Highway 9 just east of the Tottenham Road, in 1977. Mrs. Zabehlicky designed
their home, the nursery buildings and all of the landscaping on the property.
of her customers, such as the Old Mill Restaurant near the Humber River, call
annually for her work.
has worked at some places for eight years and most creations she checks up on
two or three years later. At all places she advises and explains to owners about
care and upkeep for their landscaped property.
the majority of work Mrs. Zabehlicky, first started with, was in Richmond Hill,
she is now working all over, a fact that relates nicely to the name of the
is proud to be an award-winning landscape design and
installation company, serving Ontario, Canada since 1970. With our
talented designers and professional landscape crews, we have both the
creativity and the technical expertise to transform your dreams of a
beautiful garden into a reality.
technical expertise to transform your dreams of a beautiful garden into a reality.
Due to admirable taste and professional outlook, the company has flourished. The landscaping personnel take great pride in their work. Many projects have been completed and are a source of pride for Company as well as for the client. Since 1974 our work has been Awarded many times for design and professional workmanship.
Best design and workmanship in Ontario
First price for design in Ontario
Second price for workmanship in Ontario
First price in Ontario
Second price in North America (USA & Canada)
Several Awards from the Ontario
awards in trade shows (almost every year)
Click here to see Awards page
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Toronto - Ontario - Canada