Award-Winning Service

Service. Success. Value.

Service solves problems. Responsive, flexible service -- backed by talent, attention to detail, and our commitment -- go a long way toward keeping our clients’ phones quiet. Meeting high service expectations translates into something else, too. Results that get noticed.

Nature Scapes, Inc. is privileged to work with some of the best management companies in north Georgia to create award-winning landscapes, and we’re proud to showcase them. Next year we’d like yours to be here.

Industry Awards

Sun City Peachtree

Award: Distinction > Type: Seasonal Color - Commercial


Olde Atlanta Club

Award: Merit > Type: Seasonal Color - Commercial


Summergrove Event Facility

Award: Merit > Type: Installation:  Commercial, under $75,000


Lake Lanier Club

Award: Grand > Type: Maintenance

Lake Lanier Club


Overlook at Marietta Country Club

Award: Grand > Type: Maintenance

Overlook at Marietta Country Club


Georgia State Capitol

Award: Distinction > Type: Community Service

Georgia State Capital


Summer Grove

Award: Distinction > Type: Seasonal Color

Summer Grove


Thorn Berry

Award: Merit > Type: Seasonal Color

Thorn Berry

High Ridge Apartments

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Merit Award > Seasonal Color > Commercial > 2010
 
High Ridge Apartments

Lake Lanier Club

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Merit Award > Seasonal Color > Commercial > 2010

Lake Lanier Club


The Prescott Apartments

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Distinction Award > Landscape Management > Commercial > 2010

The Prescott Apartments


Winterfield Court Townhomes

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Distinction Award > Landscape Management > Commercial > 2010

Winterfield Court Townhomes


Westover Plantation

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Distinction Award > Community Service > 2010

Westover Plantation

Eagle Ranch - Wink Wynne Lodge

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Recognition Award > Community Service > 2009

Eagle Ranch

NatureScapes donated all of the landscape materials and labor to make the landscaping a fitting complement to the beautiful facility dedicated as the Wink Wynne Lodge of Eagle Ranch, the primary focus of NatureScapes' community service efforts.


Laurel Grove

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Merit Award > Seasonal Color Multi-family / Commercial > 2009

Laurel Grove


Wildwood Springs

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Merit Award > Seasonal Color Multi-family / Commercial > 2009

Wildwood Springs

The Prescott Apartments

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Distinction Award > Seasonal Color Multi-family > Commercial > 2008

The Prescott Apartments

The Prescott Apartment . . . a sea of serenity in the midst of urban bustle. Nineteen buildings, 384 units, 21 acres of heavily landscaped surrounds. Seasonal color and a variety of plant materials throughout creates an aesthetic environment for residents and helps The Prescott stand out in the marketplace. Just follow the "color brick road".

> Southeast Regional Award for Best Flower Display 2007 by its owners, Mid-America Apartment Communities


Lakeside Centre

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Distinction Award > Landscape Maintenancy Multi-family > Commercial > 2008

Lakeside Centre

The grounds at Lakeside Centre balance open turf with shady woodlands in a pleasing corporate campus.

Public areas offer refreshing breaks from the work day. A lake with loop trail to unwind or exercise . . . Daffodils . . . Azaleas . . . all keep motorists and pedestrians in close proximity to the outdoors.


Autumn Chace

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Silver Award > 2008

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Autumn Chace . . . hidden within the bustling city of Sandy Springs . . . 175-plus residents surrounded by busy highways . . . amongst the shadows of high rise buildings and shopping centers . . . prime location for easy access to all corners of metro Atlanta . . . old-fashion plants such as Azaleas, Ligustrum, several varieties of Holly and Forsythia among others . . . large Leyland Cypress and “Nellie Stevens” Hollies screen from surrounding heavy traffic . . . lush open inviting green space for walking and being outdoors . . . lush green Fescue turf closely managed with extensive irrigation system . . . fine tuning throughout the growing season keeps the turf and landscape looking sharp . . . Board of Directors expect excellent craftsmanship and detail in all aspects of maintenance . . . inviting entrance welcomes residents home with colorful flowers throughout the year. Nature Scapes is proud to meet the demands of the Autumn Chace homeowners for an excellent outdoor environment!

Heritage Club

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Silver Award > 2007
> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Merit Award > 2006

Heritage Club

Vinings Mill

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association > Merit Award > 2006

Vinings Mill

D'Youville

. . . many things throughout its history, Indian hunting ground, sawmill, Catholic girl's school . . . in their heyday, the glorious gardens of Dr. Luther Fischer and his wife, Miss Lucy . . . known as D'Youville after D'youville Academy . . . now the address of 137 homeowners . . . a Nature Scapes property since 1996 . . . buildings follow natural contours, blending with landscape rather than dominating it . . . walled "entry gardens" . . . after the death of Miss Lucy and the years leading up to development, gardens gradually lost their luster, and until about three years ago, were left entirely to Mother Nature. Seeing the added property value, determined homeowners began restoring the gardens as an amenity . . . today, walks lead to popular 50s gazebo . . . fountains spray once more . . . old, mature native azaleas, mountain laurel, and cultivated azaleas attest to the Fischers' gardening expertise and light up the naturalized setting, especially in the spring . . . Nature Scapes' contribution of expertise, time, and labor at D'Youville testifies to our belief that a positive outdoor environment adds both perceived and real value . . .

> Georgia Green Industry Association
> Silver Award > 2005

 


Atlanta Botanical Garden - Chihuly

. . . entrance of mid town-Atlanta facility should reflect excitement of premier hand-blown glass artist exhibit . . . garden's staff selects Landscape Architect Dottie Myers to design renovation, and Nature Scapes to help implement it . . . Goal? Color burst during multi-million dollar glass exhibit and light up Piedmont Avenue frontage for expected throngs . . . team effort by three Atlanta institutions, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Myers, and Nature Scapes, completes Phase 1 before May 1, 2004 opening of Chihuly exhibit . . . in addition to design, Myers assists with layout . . . garden staff helps install annual color and mulch and maintains plantings through dry spring . . . Nature Scapes thoroughly prepares all planting beds, installs perennials, trees, and shrubs, and conceives and installs drainage system for new streetscape retaining wall devised and installed by the City . . . timely installation grew more colorful as season progressed . . .

> Georgia Green Industry Association
> Silver Award > 2005


Westfield Square

. . . for another long-term customer, these 53 homeowners in Oak Grove area of Decatur consider top-notch horticulture a high priority . . . no matter the time of year, carefully chosen plantings provide landscape interest on these 18 acres . . . shade encroaching into turf areas, storm ravaged Bradford Pears, and maintaining a sense of unity throughout the community during upgrades present maturing property hurdles to excellent landscape maintenance . . . Nature Scapes works with homeowners individually to successfully satisfy needs for improvements and deliver value . . . undeniable point-person, Mr. W. G. Howard, quickly rebuffs title of "Mayor of Westfield Square," but is always there personally reviewing grounds management and serving as liaison between 52 other residents and Nature Scapes . . . this team effort keeps grounds looking crisp, and inviting - the focus of a sense of community - and gives the property a positive environment and positive value year after year!

> Georgia Green Industry Association
> Silver Award > 2005

 


Nature Scapes wins Consumers' Choice Again!

 

by Mike Kneeland

For the second year in a row Nature Scapes was awarded a Best of Class Consumer’s Choice Award in the category of Commercial Landscaping. Value, service, and professionalism were the criteria scrutinized by 600 Senior Managers to rate 30 categories of businesses in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Harris Interactive, an online service of the Harris Poll, conducted the poll in late 2005. Respondents who were familiar with commercial landscaping companies were asked to select the best companies according the to the criteria described above as well as the appearance and other items they may feel important in making the choice. No more than three companies can be represented in any given category.

“It is an honor and an accomplishment to be distinguished as one of the best when you consider the number of landscape companies in the Metro area,” stated Rick Upchurch, owner and President, and added, “my sincere thanks goes to both the Managers who participated in naming us to this elite status and our dedicated work team that made this possible.”

This vote of confidence continues to motivate us to work close with our customers to constantly improve our service for them and to build trust and satisfaction in all we do as an organization.

 

Brickstone Heights

 

... dominates imposing slope overlooking Atlanta’s top-end perimeter ... topography its most imposing challenge to creative drainage solutions ... entrance garden, community pool, and repetitive flower beds throughout foster strong sense of community ... Since Nature Scapes' floriculture department designs, installs, and maintains the color throughout the community, we strike a balance between an individual look for each home and a sense of unity and consistency from the property entrance to the last cul-de-sac.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance > Silver Award > 2004

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Residential Maintenance> Merit Award > 2003


Nature Scapes Voted 2004 Consumers’ Choice

 

LILBURN -- Nature Scapes, Inc. came out on top in consumer voting as best Atlanta commercial landscaper in this year’s prestigious Consumer’s Choice Award.

In the annual poll for the commercial award, property managers are asked to vote for best-in-class businesses in metro Atlanta. Nature Scapes, Inc. won in the commercial landscaper category for the Atlanta geographic area for the year 2004. The web-based opinion poll is conducted by Harris Interactive.

“Winning the Consumer’s Choice Award validates our focus on service for the past 21 years,” said Nature Scapes founder and president Rick Upchurch. “Our team delivers what homeowners’ associations and property managers in Atlanta want. As was so aptly put by one of the property managers we work for in a note to us: ‘…thank you for always handling my problems.’”

Nature Scapes, Inc. is a landscape maintenance contractor specializing in services for multifamily and commercial properties.

Since 1983, the Lilburn-based company has provided award-winning landscaping, maintenance, irrigation, and floriculture services to metro-Atlanta and North Georgia.


Oak Grove Park

 

Oak Grove Park ... at the heart of Atlanta's first suburban neighborhood and focal point of today's Druid Hills Community... designed by Frederick Law Olmsted a century ago ... one of five linear parks along Ponce De Leon Avenue and the first to undergo renovation to commemorate Olmsted development centennial ...

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance > Honorable Mention > 2004

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Residential Maintenance > Merit Award > 2003

 


Phoenix On Peachtree

 

... Buckhead residential high-rise on Peachtree Road ... high-rise horticulture in the sixth-floor "sky lobby" features Chinese Elms and Crapemyrtles ... The Maintenance-Visit Challenge: Service plant material while leaving building interiors in pristine condition ... massive color beds and containers dominate ... extensive variety of woody ornamental plantings and Zoysia turf thrive in a myriad of micro-climates imposed by the structure and urban setting. A Nature Scapes property since 2002.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance > Merit Award > 2004

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Residential Maintenance > Merit Award > 2003

 

 

2600 Peachtree Road
 

...elegant horticultural display in the heart of Buckhead ... homeowners demand intense standards for a constant high-profile appearance ... a multitude of microclimates challenge both ideal growing conditions for plantings and continuity of the look throughout the property ... a landscape of elegant entrances.

Nature Scapes is always thinking of new ideas for ways to make the confined plantings fresh, colorful, and interesting through the seasons.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance Multi-Family > Grand Award > 2003

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Multi-family Residential Maintenance > Distinction Award > 2002


The Georgian Terrace
 

... built in 1911 ... a National Historic Landmark ... member of the National Trust's Historic Hotels of America ... site of premiere party for cinema epic Gone With the Wind in 1939 ... simple plantings for simple maintenance minimizes disturbance of guests and conveys a sense of elegance to complement the architecture and mood ... extensive layout of flower beds ... numerous, elegant planters ... attention given to color and detail-consistent pruning ... focal point for Atlanta society amid the hustle and bustle of Peachtree Street.

Nature Scapes focuses on providing both enjoyment for its guests and a living complement to the outstanding architecture of this historic property.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance-Commercial > Silver Award > 2003

> Metro-Atlanta Lawn & Turf Association > Commercial Maintenance > Merit Award > 2002


 

 

Arbors at Lenox Park > Amenities Area
 



  ... relaxation in a park-like setting ...
a place to congregate ...

Nature Scapes installed landscape and irrigation system, fine-tuned original planting, and teamed up with a group of interested homeowners for just the right perennial and annual color.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Commercial Installation > Grand Award > 2002

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Multi-Family Residential Installation > Dintinction Award > 2001

Improving Your Property Today - Highly unpredictable weather patterns in Atlanta and North Georgia create special landscaping challenges. Nature Scapes' installations work in every season, over time. Your property looks great year-round. Even when the weather turns unexpectedly warm, cold, wet, or dry, your property will always communicate the image you expect.

Arbors at Lenox Park > Grounds
 

... likened to Disney's Main Street ...
homeowners care about gardening and love color...maintained by Nature Scapes for more than three years.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance > Multi-Family > Grand Award > 2002

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Multi-Family Residential Maintenance > Distinction Award > 2001

Build Value Over Time - Nature Scapes' designers learn the style you want, analyze the natural shapes, traffic flow, and earth composition of your property, then we combine our extensive expertise and horticultural knowledge to deliver landscaping plans that look good when they're installed, and that build value over time.
 
 

 

Kota Residence > Landscape Installation
 

  ...urban cluster-home paradise...natural setting...blends with community...four seasons color and interest...satisfies that gardening urge...

Nature Scapes provides landscape maintenance services for this cluster-home community.

> Georgia Green Industry Assocation > Landscape Installation > Residential > Silver Award > 2001

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Residential Installation > Merit Award > 2000

The Attention You Deserve - We built our reputation by addressing the unique demands and challenges of multiple property owners. Instead of centralizing key landscape personnel at headquarters and sending semi-skilled staff to tend to clients locally, Nature Scapes brings its knowledge and perspective to you.

Eagle Ranch > Community Service
 

... more than simply giving back ... landscaping donated in memory of Larry Elliott, who made a career change to champion the Eagle Ranch cause...two new beautiful homes for troubled girls in rural Hall County.

> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Community Award > 2001
 

 

Margaret Mitchell House > Landscape Maintenance
 

  ... saved from demolition ... survived two arson fires (and you thought Sherman was tough) ... birthplace of Gone With The Wind ... frankly, Scarlet, I love the lawn ... Briggs & Stratton toasts the lush Bermuda as one of America's top ten lawns ... fiddlely-dee ...

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance > Municipal Institutional > Grand Award > 2000

Heritage Oaks > Landscape Maintenance
 

... nestled in a mountain cove forest...a waterfall...annual color...hand pruning sculpts plants to follow the contours of the many slopes...Homeowner's Association commited to long-term landscape refurbishment ...

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance Multi-Family > Silver Award > 2000

Alhambra > Multi-Family Residential Maintenance

  ... soothing courtyard garden ... horticultural moat of serenity ... named after the fortress-palace overlooking Granada, Spain...Nature Scapes has provided landscape services for Alhambra for 11 years.


> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Multi-Family Residential Maintenance > Merit Award > 2000

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Commercial Maintenance > Grand Award > 1998

The Care Your Property Needs - Landscaping investment value at Nature Scapes means custom plans and treatments meeting your specific needs. No harmful over-treatment or under-treatment. We build on your property's natural strengths, while minimizing its weaknesses. And, whenever possible, we use natural methods to control pests and weeds. The results? Healthy plants and beautiful landscaping. Naturally.

 

Fairway Gardens > Landscape Maintenance
 

... a garden of gardens ... botanical showplaces...homeowners with an uncanny knowledge of gardening ... Nature Scapes has maintained the park areas since the beginning.

> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance Multi-Family > Grand Award > 1999

Trends, Techniques, & Developments - Training and education in key landscaping and property market developments save our clients time and money every season.
 

Atlanta Botanical Garden > Landscape Turf Maintenance
 

  ... green, lush lawn complements beautiful ornamental plantings...


> Metro-Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association > Commercial Landscape Maintenance of Turf Areas > Merit Award > 1999

Getting The Most For Your Money - Investing in plants is worthy of a long-term partner to maintain them.
"I will have to admit that one of my greatest pleasures and accomplishments is having you people take care of our grass areas. Thank you for the outstanding work..." Tom Harvey, Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

Paces West

Landscape Maintenance

... discriminating clientele demand perfection...


> Georgia Green Industry Association > Landscape Maintenance Multi-Family > Silver Award > 1997

Solving Your Maintenance Problems - Tell Nature Scapes what you want and the value you hope to achieve, then let us show you how outstanding installations and maintenance can solve your landscaping problems in award-winning fashion.