Contrast In Our Landscapes

Roman Paver Contrast | B. Rocke Landscaping | Winnipeg, Manitoba

A project by Archer & Buchanan Architecture, LTD

To create visual interest in our landscapes, general rule of thumb is to introduce something that stands in contrast to the dominant material. In a project titled, “Cor-Ten Cattails Sculptural Fence”, the designer/artist constructed a sculptural fence from 300, ten-foot-high steel blades.  This functions as a deer deterrent, art installation, as well as a fence. Designed by Archer & Buchanan Architecture, LTD, this installation has won many awards. The dark, rustic orange provides a rich contrast to the green of the surrounding landscape, adding visual appeal and a dominating presence by virtue of its material and scale


This same technique works with other materials as well, such as aggregates, boulders, and stone retaining walls. B. Rocke Landscaping specializes in custom hardscape designs. Whether our clients need a patio, driveway, or art-embedded stonework, we can help any hardscape reach its full potential.

Here are some examples of our work:

Wooden Bench & Screen | B. Rocke Landscaping | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Wooden Bench & Screen

Holland Turtle | B. Rocke Landscaping | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Holland Turtle

Decorative Patio | B. Rocke Landscaping | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Decorative Patio

Our company has designed many custom installations using various materials.  From metal, to  stonework, to woodworking, we can create something to make your yard unique.  Have some ideas of your own? Contact us at B. Rocke Landscaping and we will help you with your design and bring it to life!

For more stunning photographs of the Archer & Buchanan Architecture, LTD project, please visit the following link: