Love Your Lotus

Lotus is an award-winning design/build landscaping company located just outside quaint Dexter, Michigan, in a beautifully renovated historic barn. Our team is fun, quirky, and very creative, but when it comes to landscaping – we don’t mess around. We love our work!

For over 25 years, Lotus has served thousands of people in the greater Ann Arbor area and Washtenaw County. Our team of designers and skilled craftsmen bring industry certifications and decades of experience to each job. We win national awards annually, but more importantly win the trust and friendship of our customers – many of whom return over the years and spread the word to their family, friends, and neighbors. There are whole neighborhoods where many houses have Lotus projects – and while none of them look the same, the quality and care shine through.

Love Your History

Some of you have been with us since the very beginning in 1997 when Lotus Gardenscapes was started by Guido Kettler as a primarily horticultural maintenance/gardening company. Since then we have certainly outgrown the “Gardenscapes” although it remains our passion.

We have grown to be a comprehensive landscape design-build and construction company with the main focus on high-quality, unique work and building relationships with our customers.

On our 25th year anniversary, we became an employee-owned company! The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) brings many benefits to our team members now every Lotus employee is an employee-owner which helps us unify our dedication to you and our craftsmanship on every level. It also lets us give back to all of our team who make it happen in a big way. Annually the equity of the company gets distributed to the team who builds it together over time.

In 2000, Traven joined as co-owner and brought his knowledge of woodwork and construction. We fine-tuned our skills in stonework and water features and became known for unique and creative waterfalls and ponds, and started winning local and regional awards.

Around 2010-2015 we split the company into two parts and started a nursery called Bloom Garden Center and consolidated our 2 locations to have us all living together at 1885 Baker Rd (the historic Sloan barn that was a nursery and landscaping hub in the Scio Township and Dexter area beloved by many).

In 2018, we purchased Greenstreet Tree Care to further expand our services offering large tree removal and plant health care. Then in 2021, we acquired The Lumberjacks tree service to join us as well.

Love Your Work

As you can see, we have been very busy making sure all of you, our cherished customers, are happy with the plethora of services that we offer!

We’re very excited about where the future is going to take the employee-owned Lotus Gardenscapes company and we’re glad to have you on the journey with us!

If you want to get involved or know someone who does, now is a great time to join our team!