Growing up in Ontario, my parents introduced me to the outdoors at an early age. I was surrounded by an active gardening family and was quickly drawn to the amazing beauty in my own backyard. A sunny afternoon in the vegetable garden with my Grandparents was not uncommon. They taught me so much and these cherished times drew me to the love of gardening.
I started my studies at a Natural Resources College which, when completed, lead me to teaching at an Outdoor Education Centre in Ontario. This was a wonderful job giving myself and many students a better awareness of our natural environment and how everything worked together in harmony.
My life’s journey lead me to the West Coast where I coordinated recreational activities for the community of Ucluelet. This was a huge introduction to the beautiful Province of British Columbia and I felt a strong attraction to the amazing flora and fauna surrounding me.
Settling into my own home in Victoria brought me to my own gardens. With great pleasure and work, I dedicated many hours growing and learning about gardening. I volunteered at my daughters schools setting up gardening programs and teaching students about gardening while beautifying the schools. This had drawn me to start my own business in 2005. I started providing homeowners with garden maintenance and care which I thoroughly enjoyed.
My education continued with the HCP receiving my certificate in Sustainable Gardening and Plant Identification along with many other study workshops and lectures. I graduated from Gaia College, receiving my Organic Land Care Diploma. Organic care is the only method of gardening I am pleased to use. Working in harmony with the natural process saves us time, money and helps to preserve our land for future generations.
I am very happy to provide a variety of services in and around Victoria. From garden designs to consultation and coaching, to garden installation and maintenance.