Sanctuary, Custom Waterfront Views


Designing custom waterfront views since 2000

From visualization to completion,  it is our goal to transform your waterfront into your favorite work of art.

We start with a meeting.

First we will meet to get a good understanding of which vantage points are most important to you.

A custom plan, just for you.

Next we will create a customized plan that highlights the focal points you’ve chosen.

Creating your masterpiece.

Finally, we utilize a talented and experienced crew of outdoor artists and landscapers who will execute your plan and achieve the outcome you want. We use a variety of tools and methods to shape your view, including hedge trimming, vista trimming, crown lifting, Bonsai trimming, and new plantings. You can read more about the techniques we use below.


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6302 Manate Ave. W.
Suite F-2
Bradenton, FL 34209

office: 941-761-2799
cell: 941-812-4861




Hedge Trimming

Hedge trimming is the act of trimming the tops of the mangroves down to form a hedge shape. This creates view over the mangroves, and the mangrove hedge will grow more dense with repeated trimming.

Bonsai Trimming

We have incorporated the trimming techniques from the ancient Japanese art of Bonsai into our mangrove trimming. We use these techniques to create balance and focal points.

Vista Trimming

Vista trimming, or "windowing" as it is sometimes called, is a technique we use to create a window or vista through tall mangroves. We selectively remove limbs to open a desirable water view. This technique allows us to use trimmed mangroves to maintain a buffer for undesirable views.

New Planting

We are also able to install new plantings to create balance, focal points, and hide undesirable views.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of low hanging limbs to raise the lower level of the crown. This allows us to create a view underneath taller mangroves.


To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.’
— Jane Austen


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