Colonial Gardens offers landscaping services to Eastern Jackson County residents. Our team starts with a full landscape consultation, design of your area, and installation services. Ranging from a simple tree installation to a full landscape transformation, we can bring your landscape to life!

Our design team has over 100 years of combined landscaping experience, along with an extensive background in horticulture and a passion for environmental stewardship. We are honored to have renowned landscape designer, horticulturist, and turf expert Don Archer as a key member of our team.

Our installation team is experienced in multiple areas of landscaping and undergoes Colonial Gardens' custom training program.



  • Flower beds & raised beds
  • Tree & shrub installation
  • Edging
  • Bulk soil, rock, mulch application
  • Specialty, custom gardens


  • Sight and sound screens
  • Fruit and berry orchards
  • Vegetable, herb and cottage gardens
  • Color themed landscapes
  • Mediterranean style landscape
  • Xeriscaping
  • Dry creek beds
  • Zen gardens
  • Rain gardens
  • Boulder walls
Landscape Install

Quality products combined with an expert team is our recipe to success for your home's landscaping project.


We offer three levels of consultation:

Basic Landscape Consultation: In-Office (Free)

Bring in pictures and measurements of your space, along with ideas or preferences you might have, and one of our nursery associates will walk through the nursery and greenhouse with you, suggesting solutions and offering ideas. Call to schedule an appointment.

In-House Consultation: In-Office ($150)

For a contactless option, email in your photos, measurements, ideas, and preferences, and our team will develop a detailed site plan specific to your home.

Custom Design Consultation: On-Location ($250)

An on-site consultation will be completed by one of our designers. They will do a complete overview of your entire landscape, including taking photos and measurements. This service is recommended if you are planning to have the landscape installation services completed by Colonial Gardens. They will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current space and develop a full, comprehensive plan based on our meeting. During this on-site visit, you may ask questions, point out problem spaces, inquire about plant health, and varietal information, etc. If a more complex master plan is needed, our designers will let you know if additional design fees may apply.


Don Archer

Don Archer is one of Kansas City’s finest landscape designers and horticulturists with over 45 years of experience. He grew up in his family’s lawn and landscape business and has worked in all aspects of the local green industry.  Early in his career, Don followed in his dad’s footsteps, focusing on renovation and management of Kansas City’s finest lawns, later gravitating towards residential landscape design.  He has spent the last 25 years working closely with clients to create beautiful, functional gardens and outdoor spaces. Don is a true plant geek and loves growing trees, shrubs, and perennials of all types in our region’s challenging climate.

Chris Oursler

Specializing in custom residential outdoor living space design, Chris has brought an elevated aesthetic to Kansas City’s gardens and landscapes. From Feng Shui to modern, native woodland to sophisticated traditional, Chris’ brand can be experienced throughout our region Chris has worn every conceivable hat within the landscape industry. Nursery sales, landscape production manager, garden center manager, commercial projects estimator, and landscape materials buyer are just a few of the rungs that Chris has climbed over his career.

Don Archer
Chris Oursler


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