Testimonials

If you have a testimonials of our work or service you would like to share, place contact us and submit your kind words.

Avery Pierce, Buxton, ME, 207.727.3181

“We had our natural swimming pool built in the late fall of 2006, and now we can’t imagine life without it. Chris has a way about him that I like. I’m very directive by nature, but Chris is very practical and recognizes the finer points of design. It’s hard to describe swimming in a natural swimming pool for the first time. For my first dip, I kicked back and lied on my float with a glass of wine in hand, looking up at the water’s reflection on the leaves in the trees, listening to the sound of the waterfall, and looking around this amazing garden, and feeling the soft, clean water over my body. It was a remarkable moment, and still is every time I go in. The water just feels that good.


We buy our water plants from Robin’s Nest every year. They’ve helped us with all of our natural pool needs from checking and adjusting the pH, algae blooms, fertilizing plants, and keeping the water clean. They’ve been such a tremendous resource to us in keeping our natural pool running, but more over, keeping it healthy. Now we feel like we totally have our bearings and are confident to keep this habitat healthy on our own. I honestly don’t know anyone else who does what Robin’s Nest does. They’re just incredible.”

Chris & Lois Audley, Kennebunkport, ME, 207.967.2612

“Our water garden brings beauty and balance into our lives. We love the rocks and the sound of the water flowing from the bog down the stream and into the pond. Listening to the birds singing and watching the butterflies flitting around the plants brings us great joy! Chris and Terri are two very creative people with great vision. Their advice on design and implementation was greatly appreciated. They and their staff are exceptionally professional, fun to work with and always leave a job site immaculately clean. Their products are the best in keeping our water garden clean and healthy. They provide excellent customer service and follow-up care. We highly recommend them to all who want to bring peace and tranquility into their lives.”

Peter & Sheila Zimmerman, Cape Elizabeth, ME, 207.767.3060

“Chris started our project with a muddy weed-filled pond and very creatively turned it into a beautifully landscaped masterpiece! We have had so many positive comments about the project from our friends and neighbors. Some going so far as to thank us for improving their property value (and no, they were not open to helping us pay the bill). Sheila and I are always aware of the sound of the water flowing down the very natural looking waterfall and the colorful flowers that seem to bloom forever. The water draws you in. We always want to be near it. The beauty of the project is brought to life through Chris’s creativity and Terri’s thoughtful horticultural knowledge.”

Lani Wharton, Brunswick, ME, 207.725.0029

“After years of spending our summers at our lake house, we decided to move to Brunswick to build an arts and crafts style home. Once we sold our lake house, and got settled in Brunswick, we really started to miss the fresh water that the lake provided us. We had never considered a “regular/cookie cutter”pool at our new house in Brunswick. It wouldn’t have complimented the style of our home. Later that year, my hairstylist invited me to come with him to a garden party (at Avery Pierce’s house). I was blown away! With my camera in tow, I took hundreds of photographs to bring back to my husband, Sam. We couldn’t stop marveling at the photos, and knew that we had found what our new home was missing!


Working with Chris and Terri was wonderful. They let me be as involved as I wanted to be. I wanted to work with them every single day. I was part of the team, and loved every minute of it.


I have adored watching all the wildlife our natural swimming pool has attracted. Dragon flies are attracted to the pond, and they eat all our mosquitoes. I’ve even had the chance to watch them in all their various stages of life. I had no idea that when dragon flies are at the pupa stage they attach to the water lilies under water! The small tree frogs sing choruses at night. This natural pool has made our property so much more interesting and fun. My nieces are always dying to come to my house. They call it ‘Camp LALA’ and once they step into the pond in the morning, they stay in it all day – even if and when it rains!


I can’t tell you how accessible Chris and Terri have been to us. Whenever we have a question – they’re but a phone call away, and they make certain I have the information/products I need. They aren’t just business associates anymore – they’re like family to us now.”

Dominique Sanchies, Hollis, ME, 207.727.6177

“I first met Chris at the 2008 Portland Flower Show where he was the third time recipient of the Beatrix Ferrand Design Award and the Peoples’ Choice Award for his, “Dancing in the Moonlight” exhibit. I was immediately blown away, and marveled at the possibilities. That began a professional and personal relationship with both Chris and his wife, Terri. I can’t say enough about this couple. Not only have I admired their professionalism, and artistry, but


our relationship has turned into a treasured friendship. By mid-summer of 2009, my husband and I decided to go forward with having our own garden swimming pond. Christopher came over to help us select the perfect location for our healing oasis, and they quickly went straight to work. I can’t begin to express how impressed I am with his team. They’re all amazing professionals with a wonderful ability to connect with people. With each passing day, they left my property with their tools neatly stacked away so as not to compromise the safety of our family or our ability to access and use our property. Robin’s Nest moves quickly, but never cuts corners. I know this because I’ve watched them every step of the way documenting the process with my camera. Once they completed the rock waterfall, and turned on the pump, I was blown away by my reaction. I CRIED! Granted, I’ve seen their work at flower shows, on television, in photographs, but it’s quite another experience to have a water feature by Robin’s Nest in your own back yard. It has completely changed the energy, and the dynamic of our property. It leaves me speechless every time (hard to do). The sound of the waterfall can be heard in almost every room of my house. We’re sleeping better at the Sanchies homestead – even the dogs! I can’t even explain what it’s like swimming in this pond. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. What’s more amazing is that we enjoy this swimming oasis even when we’re NOT swimming (and no conventional swimming pool can boast that). Having Robin’s Nest build our garden swimming pond was by far the best decision! There’s no doubt in my mind that once you work with them and swim in your natural swimming pool – you’ll feel the same way.”