Fiddlehead Gardens - landscaping & design

INLA, ICPI certified


Let us introduce ourselves. Fiddlehead Gardens is a family run landscape design build company and we are Curtis, Cassidy, Ceci and Piet. When we are not building or thinking about gardens we are hanging together with this busy crew. Cassidy Schoenthaler. Not pictured are our wonderful crew members that help us build these special spaces everyday in the field. Teamwork!

Photos from Fiddlehead Gardens - landscaping & design's post 02/24/2023

Our brand is to have silver trucks all matching. This f550 just got out of the paint booth and we look forward to the new logos coming up. Welcome to the team truck #6!!


From our family of 3 1/2 to yours, we wish you all a merry Xmas from all of us at Fiddlehead Gardens, Stay cozy and let’s make 2023 great!!! Ceci is very serious about the things we have coming up.

Photos from Fiddlehead Gardens - landscaping & design's post 12/17/2022

A unique design build project. This leaf pattern with pavers and lighting made this outdoor pool project a special one. 2022 was a great year and we look forward to showing you what is cooking for 2023.


Patio we just finished using Unilock pavers from King's Material, Inc.. great work from all the team at Fiddlehead Gardens. Pool photos to come..

Photos from Fiddlehead Gardens - landscaping & design's post 07/05/2022

Details of a collaborative effort with our great crews, the homeowners and other contractors. This Hardscape we designed and installed was a joy for us to be involved with. The fire pit detail was designed as a large drain for the upper patio using a permeable chip stabilizer.


This echinacea pallida is planted in a mixed matrix planting at our shop. This was one of the plants that got me interested in a career as a designer and plantsman.


Some stroll through a garden we designed and installed 3 years ago on summit street. This garden featuring hardscaping and a vast shade garden will be on the Project GREEN garden tour in July.


Fiddlehead sauce!! Cool shot of our current lake house project from .


Fiddlehead Gardens is looking for a plant enthusiast to join our team! He or she must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be willing to work outside in all conditions and have an interest in all aspects of the landscaping field- hardscapes, plantings, construction, etc.

Must have valid license and clean driving record. Class A CDL a plus (and will result in immediate pay raise).

Experience with equipment not necessary. On the job training will be available.

Weekly over-time. Free staff lunch every Friday.

Join this fun and growing crew today. Contact us to learn more!

Partner Spotlight - Fiddlehead Gardens 05/04/2022

Partner Spotlight - Fiddlehead Gardens Fiddlehead Gardens is a small husband/wife team! They bring landscape dreams to life. They use local plants and stone to bring out the natural beauty of Iowa outdoor spaces.

The Anne Frank Sapling Project 03/15/2022

Very cool!!!

The Anne Frank Sapling Project On April 29, 2022, a tree will be planted on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the horse chestnut tree that grew outside the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid for 761 days during World War II. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is t...


Fiddlehead Gardens is a landscape design/build company in Iowa City seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team for installations of residential and commercial design/build projects as a nursery manager. If you love plants, want to be part of a great team, learn new skills, build outdoor spaces and have fun, with the potential for growth-please apply.

The nursery manager position is extremely flexible. Work between 15-50 hours a week depending on your availability and interest. From watering and caring for the plants in the nursery, to unloading and prepping them for upcoming jobs, and assisting in garden installations, the opportunities are endless.

Fiddlehead Gardens is a rapidly growing company that offers unique installations with a focus on top quality craftsmanship.


Hiring! We are looking for the next person to join our landscape design-build company. We have multiple positions open for those that want to grow and learn from our 20+ years of experience in the industry. If you like equipment we have top of the line equipment to make our job sites safe and efficient. Please inquiry if you’re interested, we look forward to growing with you!


I started my career working on high end gardens in the Pacific Northwest and then moved into Hardscape design build. We take great pride in the horticultural knowledge our team has to be able to soften beautiful stonework and invite calmness to a garden installation. This garden installed in 2020 was an effort of many talented artisans. .a.b thanks for the help in making it pop.

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Plantings are so important to finishing off a landscape properly. Knowing plant material and how to utilize it to define...
Patio we installed using @unilock pavers. We turned this space that was once lawn into a beautiful outdoor entertaining ...
Progress shot of a patio we installed. We love this combination of pavers from King's Material, Inc. Unilock



1947 Waterfront Drive
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 7am - 7pm
Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 7pm

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