My Secret Garden

4.72 |59 Verified Ratings
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My Secret Garden

4.72 | 59 Verified Ratings
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1661 Cornell Place
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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My Secret Garden

I can help you create the garden of your dreams while staying within your budget

My Secret Garden, has more than 30 years of experience in landscape design. I would be honored to help you design the low-maintenance, eco-friendly garden of your dreams while staying within your budget. I specialize in low -maintenance residential and commercial landscaping. I hand draw designs and install them. This includes installation of trees, shrubs, perennials and mulch. I welcome your input along the way, so we can customize your yard to suit you needs and your personal style. I also do maintenance, such as mulching, edging beds, spring and fall clean ups and natural weed control in yard garden beds. My designs and my plants are fully guaranteed.I would be happy to come out and discuss your project. There is no cost for my initial visit. I have excellent references and would be happy to come out for a free consultation. Thank you for your consideration. Joni Pawelek 847-989-3798


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Service Area

  • Hoffman Estates
  • Palatine
  • Schaumburg
  • Carol Stream
  • Elgin
  • Des Plaines
  • Chicago
  • Barrington
  • Northbrook
  • Arlington Heights
  • Bartlett
  • Wheaton
  • Bloomingdale
  • Mundelein
  • Winnetka
  • Saint Charles
  • Dundee
  • Wood Dale
  • Lisle
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Highland Park
  • Itasca
  • Glenview
  • West Chicago
  • Winfield
  • Palestine
  • Lincolnshire
  • Highwood
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Villa Park
  • Melrose Park
  • Addison
  • Fort Sheridan
  • Wayne
  • Lake Forest
  • Glendale Heights
  • Schiller Park
  • Bensenville
  • Gurnee
  • Lake Zurich
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Vernon Hills
  • Downers Grove
  • Harwood Heights
  • Wheeling
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Services Offered

Designers & Decorators
  • Landscape Designer

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Installation
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Garden Maintenance
  • 4 season interest

Quick Facts

Business Hours
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Warranty Description: 1 year warranty on most planting material


In Business Since: 1999
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Certified In Ornamental Horticulture
Green Certifications
  • I have a certificate in Ornamental Horticulture from the Chicago Botanic Gardens
  • One of my landscapes in Hoffman Estates won an award for the most improved garden in the area!
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I am driven to share my knowledge and enjoyement of gardening with my clients..

We started in this industry in 1999.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated

I have gardening in my blood! It is my passion!!!

I am very proud of my consistant superb cumtomer service to my clients.


My Secret Garden

My Work
7 Projects
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My Secret Garden

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5.0   |  
Review by in Schaumburg, IL
Joni is amazing! She is like a walking encyclopedia on gardening! She just knows it and our backyard is so beautiful as a result of her knowledge, skills, and talents! Joni has a hard-working crew and all are perfectionists! We love our backyard transformation!
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Review by in Addison, IL
I thought Jodi was fabulous. She asked me what I had in mind for the job,as ked me my favorite colors and proceeded to start designing. Right there she already had ideas. The job is done. It’s beautiful. They were on time on price and cleaned up afterwards. Very professional
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Review by in Mount Prospect, IL
Project: Landscape Designer
Joni and her crew did a fantastic job on my back yard. I can’t wait for everything to be in bloom. She did a great job in recommending the plants and shrubs. We look forward to spending time outside this summer. When I have another project planned I will certainly contact her.
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Review by in Lake Zurich, IL
Joni is a very knowledgeable and resourceful person. Her experience is invaluable with regards to exploring the wants and needs of her clients and making it happen! The work was accomplished in a timely and neat manner as promised. The stock that she chose was healthy and vibrant. The final results was nothing less than lovely ! I highly recommend her for any project large or small.
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Review by in Mount Prospect, IL
Project: Landscape Yard or Gardens
Job well done!! Everything looks great!!
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Review by in Barrington, IL
Joni listened to our concerns and was extremely flexible. She went over and beyond what we expected. we will definitely use her again.
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Review by in Glen Ellyn, IL
The price was very reasonable, Joni and her crew did a beautiful Job,and ,and I was very pleased. I would recommend her to anyone
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Review by in Bartlett, IL
Joni was very flexible in the process and provided some additional work while keeping to the exact budget figure. She was very nice.
Response by My Secret Garden: Thank you (Consumer name withheld per their request) Enjoy your new Sanctuary!
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5.0   |  
Review by in Streamwood, IL
Project: Landscape Designer
Beautiful landscaping. The design has color and interest year round. I am very proud of my yard now. Thank you My Secret Garden!!!
Response by My Secret Garden: Thank you Dear! It was a pleasure to help you! ! Joni
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