Since its establishment in the year 2000, Hylaeus Gardens Inc. has endeavoured to define itself as a residential garden design and installation firm of a special order. As an owner-operated company, Hylaeus prides itself on its ability to generate and implement original garden schemes that reflect both its passion for and thorough knowledge of modern horticulture, and to exceed the expectations of its clients for what is possible in the creation of a garden.


As its president, Matthew McCartin has been working and studying in the horticulture industry since 1994, having held positions in retail garden centers, garden maintenance firms, hard and soft landscaping companies, wholesale tree nurseries, tree care firms, as well as winter employment with a maintenance and installation firm in London, England. For its resources, Hylaeus  owns and operates the heaviest equipment of any company in the GTA for  mature tree transplanting, with 35 000 lb crane capacity. In addition  to the use of two custom built crane trucks, cube van, dump truck,  seven and twenty ton trailers, excavators, skid steers and other track  machines, Hylaeus has fabricated a range of equipment designed to  overcome challenges and accomplish efficiency in its residential  installations. It also owns and manages an irrigated nursery and  holding yard north of Toronto. In addition, the members of the Hylaeus crew offer decades of combined experience, each with unique skill sets that contribute to the professionalism to which the company aspires.


"It is evident that Hylaeus Gardens both understand and enjoy their craft because of the excellence they aspire to. That excellence was achieved in the design and installation of the gardens of my family’s home, as well as that of our clientele.  I would recommend them as a leader in their industry."
-Richard Wengle, Architect

"The expertise exhibited by Hylaeus Gardens was apparent in the beautiful gardens of my own home. Our gardens were fashioned with an expert hand to create instant maturity and subtle beauty. We are more than pleased every time we have the opportunity to appreciate our gardens."

Furthermore, Hylaeus Gardens and their staff have produced just as spectacular results for many of my clients. Landscaping is an integral part of any great house and beautiful gardens are at the focal point of this landscaping.
-Lorne Rose, Architect

"Hylaeus Gardens consistently exhibit professionalism in all aspects of their trade. I am always impressed by the quality of their work."
-Greg Seligman, G.E.S. Construction Limited

"I have been a high end custom home builder in Toronto for the past twelve years. I have built my reputation by engaging the most experienced trades people in the city. What I look for are individuals who work hard and aspire to be the best at what it is they do. Over the years, I have gained a tremendous amount of respect for Matthew McCartin from Hylaeus Gardens. He offers the best product that I have ever seen and then flawlessly gets them into the ground. Matthew's knowledge about trees and plant material is second to none. This knowledge always results in a garden that not only looks great when it is planted but seems to improve each year. Hylaeus is a critical member of my team and their attention to detail works to benefit our mutual clientele."
-Reid Stekel, President, Rostek Homes