An ongoing dream 

John Griffin 

West Bolton landscape architecture firm NaturEden has turned 20. That’s a lot of thinking, dreaming, sketching, digging, planting, shoveling, raking, and water. A whole lot of soil, rocks, trees and grass. A whole lot of love. 

Marie-Ève Lussier started her company wth a degree from Université de Montréal after growing up on a farm on the South Shore. She fell in love with the Eastern Townships and decided to start her practice from her new home on Brill Road in West Bolton. As the area developed, so did NaturEden. 

She now has a full-time staff of four doing the creative work and teams of builders and contractors making those ideas come true. Today, she has 30 different projects on the go in various stages of completion. And she thrives on it. 

“There has been a lot of work and the time has gone fast,” Marie- Ève says of two decades under the bridge. “But I like the challenge. I am in this for the long haul.” 

Ideally, she is involved over the entire architectural cycle: imagining a house on a piece of land, seeing it situated and built, planning and creating the landscape around it – all with the aim of living in harmony with the natural world. That dream is 20 years old and counting.