About Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design

 

Reconnect with the beauty of nature.

What We Do, Who We Are

Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design is a boutique firm providing expertise in natural garden design and management guidance. We are primarily plantsmen, but full landscape design services are available, ensuring the best use of space, and incorporating native plant gardens and locally sourced materials.

Although our services are intended for the Do-It-Yourselfer, we offer material layouts and plant installations for those who prefer not to plant themselves. Project oversight is also available for the client or their hired contractor to ensure the outcome matches the vision in every detail. For clients with tiny spaces, such as balconies, or who live outside the Niagara Region we offer virtual consultation/design combos.

Our Garden Guidance service is intended for those who manage their landscapes themselves, promoting a less is more approach to soil and plant health easily adopted by all levels of gardeners.

We are proud of the value we can bring to clients in the form of reduced garden maintenance and the increased numbers of bees, birds, and butterflies in their spaces. Reconnecting you and your community with nature one garden at a time.

Heather has a background in graphic design, an obsession with plants, and finding purpose in the smallest of spaces. She has spent over two decades growing her experience at clients’ and friends’ properties, and her own. A member of the Welland Horticultural Society and the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, Heather currently attends The University of Guelph’s OpenEd program. She is two courses away from completing her diploma in Landscape Design and holds a Certificate in Horticulture with Distinction.

Heather envisions a future where our designed landscapes are beautiful and beneficial not only to us but to our wilder friends. Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design was born from that vision. She thrills in sharing her passion for gardens and nature with others and seeing their delight when they discover the joy and peace of reconnecting with nature at home. Her goal is to provide people with the knowledge, guidance, and support they need to create a haven for themselves and the wildlife that share our landscapes, inspiring passion for nature and creating thriving, healthy communities.

Heather lives in the small city of Port Colborne, Ontario, a stone’s throw from Lake Erie and the Welland Canal, with her partner and their aquatic pets. When she’s not working, you’ll most likely find her in her gardens.

What We Do, Who We Are

Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design is a boutique firm providing expertise in natural garden design and management guidance. We are primarily plantsmen, but full landscape design services are available, ensuring the best use of space, and incorporating native plant gardens and locally sourced materials.

Although our services are intended for the Do-It-Yourselfer, we offer material layouts and plant installations for those who prefer not to plant themselves. Project oversight is also available for the client or their hired contractor to ensure the outcome matches the vision in every detail. For clients with tiny spaces, such as balconies, or who live outside the Niagara Region we offer virtual consultation/design combos.

Our Garden Guidance service is intended for those who manage their landscapes themselves, promoting a less is more approach to soil and plant health easily adopted by all levels of gardeners. We are proud of the value we can bring to clients in the form of reduced garden maintenance and the increased numbers of bees, birds, and butterflies in their spaces. Reconnecting you and your community with nature one garden at a time.

Heather has a background in graphic design, an obsession with plants, and finding purpose in the smallest of spaces. She has spent over two decades growing her experience at clients’ and friends’ properties, and her own. A member of the Welland Horticultural Society and the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, Heather currently attends The University of Guelph’s OpenEd program. She is two courses away from completing her diploma in Landscape Design and holds a Certificate in Horticulture with Distinction.

Heather envisions a future where our designed landscapes are beautiful and beneficial not only to us but to our wilder friends. Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design was born from that vision. She thrills in sharing her passion for gardens and nature with others and seeing their delight when they discover the joy and peace of reconnecting with nature at home. Her goal is to provide people with the knowledge, guidance, and support they need to create a haven for themselves and the wildlife that share our landscapes, inspiring passion for nature and creating thriving, healthy communities.

Heather lives in the small city of Port Colborne, Ontario, a stone’s throw from Lake Erie and the Welland Canal, with her partner and their aquatic pets. When she’s not working, you’ll most likely find her in her gardens.

Expert knowledge and support to help DIY gardeners create beautiful, beneficial, sustainable outdoor spaces.

A Note from Heather

I have fond memories of and always enjoyed spending time in natural areas. There were trips to St. John’s Conservation Area with my grandparents. Short Hills Provincial Park, Balls Falls, and summer camping trips “up north” with my parents. Romping along trails like hooligans with my sister. Hot, sweaty portages, canoeing for hours, and the joy of jumping into cool clean lakes. Learning experiences were everywhere! Monarch caterpillars and butterflies, snakes, birds, fish, and even clams! How do you catch a clam? You’ll have to ask my sister.

Sadly, back then, I never made the connection between gardening and nature. While Grandma and Grandpa’s vegetable garden was great, it was just tasty snacks stolen when I thought no one was looking. In those days I thought Mom and her gardens, which didn’t have tasty snacks, were crazy. I always made sure she knew it.

It took a long time to germinate, but those outings with family and Mom’s love of gardening planted a seed. Gardening has become my passion, and like a garden, that passion has evolved. I’ve come to understand and respect how valuable our gardens can be to all species. Creating natural gardens has allowed me to appreciate the joy and wonder of garden visitors of all kinds and has made gardening an even more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Nature, as we think of it, doesn’t just belong in the wild and parks and conservation areas. Our yards and balconies should embrace nature too!

By welcoming nature into your outdoor space, you’re gardening for change. That change is beautiful, healthy communities for all.

Are you ready to rediscover and enjoy the beauty of nature at home?