Gudeman Gardens is a small landscape drainage + design/installation firm located in Bloomington / Normal Illinois. Differing from most landscape design / build firms who are mostly made up of contractors, we place design and creativity on the forefront and are  focused on bringing an extreme level of attention to detail to each project.  Gudeman Gardens offers a personal project experience focused on lush, beautiful gardens using only the highest quality plant material and products.

From simple front yard curb appeal projects, general landscape enhancements, detailed formal English gardens, to large scale site designs that take into account all site features, we will work with you to design and install the landscape setting you’ve always wanted.  We will also take care of your general maintenance needs such as shrub trimming and mulching.

We thoroughly enjoy the design process and will remain interactive with you throughout the project to ensure your wishes are met with an aesthetic and functional landscape upon completion.  We never strive to simply meet your expectations – only to exceed them.


About Marcus (Owner)

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Marcus grew up on a family farm which taught him the importance of hard work and accountability.  In high school he operated a small lawncare business and also worked for a larger company performing landscape maintenance.  Right after high school he attended Purdue University and obtained a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design, graduating in 2008.

Marcus accepted a job to start immediately after graduation for the largest landscape architecture firm in Chicago, working on their construction management team and also acting as a landscape designer.  His responsibility was to maintain the firm’s design integrity through management of the contractors building the projects. The projects ranged from small residential enhancements, entire college campus master plans, and many of the green roofs the city is known for.

In 2011 Marcus decided to resign his position in Chicago and relocate to Bloomington/Normal to be closer to family, and Gudeman Gardens officially began landscaping Bloomington IL in 2012.  In the fall of 2015, an opportunity came up to acquire another established company, and we acquired K9 Underground Pet Fencing which services all of Central IL using the Contain A Pet brand.


* International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist #IL-5089A

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Remodeling and Home Design