About


Matthew Dressing, C.L.H.T.

Hello and welcome.  My name is Matthew Dressing, landscape designer, Certified Landscape Horticulturist Technician, and owner of Natural Affinity Designs.  Natural Affinity is a landscape deisgn and horticultural consultation firm operating in Durham Region and Greater Toronto Area.

Over the last 20 years I have worked in many sectors of the horticulture and landscaping industry including: landscape construction, landscape design, floral design, and lawn & garden maintenance. I have grown to understand the need to design and

develop low maintenance, sustainable garden experiences which compliment your lifestyle. Every project is a work of heart.

What I can help you with:

  • Create a beautiful, low maintenance landscape design to fit your lifestyle.
  • Identify and understand the unique conditions in your landscape.
  • Identify oppurtunities to revitalize your existing landscape.
  • Develop a comprehensive landscape maintenance plan to help you do it yourself.
  • Lay out and plant annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.
  • Identify health, pest and disease issues with your plants and gardens.
  • Create lush, unique, colourful planters for any season.

Matthew designed the landscaping for my house and I love it. He listened to what I wanted to do and knew my abilities as a gardener. I cannot say enough good things about this charming, funny, and wonderful landscape designer.

— Laurie B.

Your success is my business!

After graduating in 2003 from Niagara College with both my Landscape Technician and Horticulture Technician diplomas, I continue to feed my passion of helping others be successful in all their gardening endevours.  Whether it’s creating a beautiful low maintenance landscape design solution, identifying and twarting pests & disease problems, or helping you grow the perfect lawn, I know together we can make your landscape dream come true.

When I’m not helping clients find solutions to their gardening delemma’s, I enjoy teaching at Durham College in the Horticulture Technician program and co-hosting a weekly garden podcast, Down the Garden Path, on Reality Radio 101.

Ready to hire a professional?

I look forward to discussing ways to grow your garden oasis with you. When you’re ready, you can reach in person by:

Phone: 905-242-5795
E-mail: matthew@naturalaffinitydesigns.ca.


Working with COVID-19

Even during these uncertain times we must look towards a brighter future. Natural Affinity continues to work with it’s clients in a safe, Covid-19 complient manner. When working with a client all details are discussed over the phone or via e-mail.  Measurements and garden consultations are conducted alone or outside one-on-one observing social distancing protacols.  Landscape design and other presentations will be conducted via a combination of e-mail and Zoom.