Meet our award-winning team


Joe Bidermann, CLD, CLT, Landscape Journeyman – Owner/President

Joe grew up in Germany where he was first introduced to Ornamental Horticulture. After immigrating to Nova Scotia in 1996 he started JBLD in March of 1997. Growing up in rural Germany, he has always been fascinated by the beauty of Nature. The inspiration for many of his designs goes back to these experiences. He believes that his ability to approach a property in a unique and unexpected way has enabled him over the years to create beautiful solutions and spectacular landscapes for his clients.

As a firm believer in being a lifelong learner, Joe has never stopped improving his skills. Throughout his career, he has always been driven to improve or exploring new techniques, tools or technologies to make his team’s work better. This led him in 2015 to utilizing a drone to help document projects and adding a totally new form of experiencing a landscape.

He believes landscaping is an art form that can only be mastered with a deep passion from within. There is nothing more rewarding then to create a space that is constantly enjoyed by his clients.

Joe is a very proud Canadian and in his admittedly very little spare time, he enjoys quality time with  his dog Jasper, travelling, hiking, flying his drone, riding his motorcycle or simply just soaking up the sun by the pool and relaxing with friends!


Jamie Ellison – Botanical Expert

Jamie Ellison is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Landscape Horticulture Technology Program. His employment experience includes working in Scotland with specialty plants at Jack Drake’s Alpine Nursery and at Memorial University Botanical Garden in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He has worked in all aspects of plant culture, but focusing mainly on growing, propagation and sales of specialty plants, maintenance of gardens, botanical inventories, and interpretive tours.

Jamie has a Diploma in Adult Education through the Nova Scotia Community College, where he instructs in the Horticulture programs at the Kingstec Campus in Kentville. He is currently finishing a Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Horticulture. His areas of expertise include plant design, horticultural sales and marketing, plant classification and horticultural presentations on unique plants and gardens. He is an avid collector of rare and specialty plant material, photographer and writer.





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