Reflections of Nature

Environmentally Sensible Landscapes

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Reflections of Nature
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Written by Angie   
Monday, 24 August 2009 13:24
Reflections of Nature Landscape Nursery, Inc
3030 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
James Loper Cell 904-887-8266
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:24 )
Residential gardens are very private spaces where one seeks quiet solitude, peace and relaxation from all of life's daily pressures.  Beautiful gardens don’t just happen . . . they begin with a well-planned design that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but functional as well.  A landscape designer understands how to organize spatial relationships and define them with plant materials and architectural elements to create outdoor rooms.  They can crystallize your ideas to give you that garden you’ve been dreaming of and save you time, effort and money in the long run.

Please take the time to follow these simple steps in helping our designer create the garden of your dreams:

  1. Express your ideas and desires candidly . . . you will never receive what you fail to ask for.
  2. Decide how much the budget should be, and how much of the plan, if any, you want to install yourself.
  3. Determine in advance how much time, if any, you plan to spend on maintenance each week/season,  You may need to ask for low-maintenance plants and/or water-wise methods, such as xeriscaping.
  4. List and prioritize your garden needs and desires, such as, privacy screening, access, shade, places to sit and think, colorful foliage, water gardens, special themes, and/or sculptural features like benches,  Trellises, arbors, statuary, rocks, fences and gates. We can even help you find that special focal point that you just haven’t been able to find!
  5. Acknowledge the value of your own ideas . . . don’t be afraid to ‘show & tell’! Any magazine pictures or even your small sketches, as crude as you might think they are, can help the designer turn your ideas into reality. Remember that your garden should express your heart . . . not the designer’s ego.



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At Reflections of Nature we have a wide range of Landscape Design Services available. Ranging from IN-STORE CONSULTS, and POTTING SERVICES to ON-SITE CONSULTS and complete sets of REVIEW BOARD READY PLANS. Then after your plans have been made, Reflections of Nature would love to help you out. From materials to full installation of irrigation, patios, ponds,

Landscape lighting, trees, shrubs and flowers. We can help your landscape dreams come true.


Call us to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one meeting with our designer. Bring in your digital camera with photos of your yard and we’ll provide you with expert advice, show you the many possibilities give you our recommendations and help you prioritize your project. $30.00

(The $30.00 fee is waived with a $300.00 plant purchase.)


We come to you. Call to schedule an approximately one-hour meeting at your home. A landscape designer will analyze the site and provide you with recommendations, and written proposal. We can help prioritize your project, giving you a plan of action so you can accomplish your goals in manageable phases or all at once. $75.00

(The $75.00 fee is waived if you use Reflections of Nature to complete your project. Minimum $1500.00 budget)


On New Home Plans, after your initial consult, the designer will provide you with a full set of review board worthy plans, working within your builder’s allowances or beyond. Existing Home Plans also include a full set of review board worthy plans. With either, they will help you set long range goals, incorporating future decks, gazebos or pools. The designer can also help you budget or phase your landscape project. $75.00 per hour


Pools can offer their own particular design opportunities and challenges. A designer’s expertise can help your backyard pool reach its beauty potential. This service provides review board ready plans, and a materials list with cost. $85.00 per hour


As a special service to you for a small fee, our valued customers, we at Reflections of Nature will gladly pot up your containers. Whether you purchase a pot here or bring one of your own in. Just purchase your plants here at our garden center and well do the dirty work!

Environmentally Sensible Landscape Design and Installation - Welcome to Reflections of Nature - garden structures, decking, patios, irrigation, gazebos, Northeast Florida
Reflections of Nature are a member of The Association of Florida Native Nursery,  Florida Native Plant Society, FNGLA, USGBC and a Volunteer for the St. Johns River Water Management. Owner, James Loper started the landscape company 18 years ago.  Our new location is in Fernandina 3030 South 8th Street. Come check out our selection of Florida Native Plants.

We are design/build firm that provides environmentally sensible landscape design, and installation services throughout Northeast Florida.

We have the ability to offer you a complete package, including such site elements as, custom-built garden structures, decking, patios, gazebos, pergolas, irrigation systems, landscape lighting, landscape management, and water gardens to enhance your lifestyle. Ecological landscape design by Reflections of Nature is a sensible alternative to the indistinguishable ornamental landscapes, so often seen today.

Our designs bridge the gap between man and nature. An ecological landscape is one that works with nature, and is specifically suited for your site, climate, and lifestyle. We take in consideration your existing site with its soil/water conditions, sun exposure, and natural surroundings to create a unique garden design. Our business has been built upon client satisfaction and their referrals.

Surprisingly, some of our clients have been so pleased with our landscape designs, that they have offered us the opportunity to display a small sign with our logo within their private residence. We enjoy building these kinds of personal relationships with our clients, and the people who live in the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia communities.

Reflections of Nature conduct small workshops to share our gardening knowledge and throughout the year we do talks either at our Garden Center or at Local Garden Clubs. Designing a garden is a challenging opportunity; every site is unique with its own set of opportunities and constraints.  A garden is a reflection of the people who live there, just as much as the clothes they wear, or the car they drive. The greatest compliment that we could ever receive would be the knowledge that our clients have developed a greater appreciation and respect for their own natural environment.
D E S I G N . B U I L D
3030 S 8th Street/A1A
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Office 904-491-8684
James Loper Cell  904-887-8266


Specializing in Native and Florida Friendly Plants,Sustainable Landscape Design Services
Organic Garden Supplies
Droll Yankee Bird Feeders
Water Garden Plants and Supplies
Rain Barrels and Composters,Green Roofs and Living Walls


Garden Center Hours: 

 Monday-Friday -9am-4pm




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