P. O. Box 301
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Serving Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Holland, Norton Shores, Muskegon, North Muskegon, Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Montague, Whitehall, West Olive, Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids.
"Because of your expertise we have more
beauty in our yard and we are thrilled to see it when we look out
our windows, walk in the yard, or drive up to our house! God bless
New Hudson, MI
"On behalf of the Livonia Garden Club,
I'd like to extend a heartfelt note of appreciation. Not only was
your slide presentation instructional, it was inspiring. We all
want to run to the catalogs and start planning our own beautiful
gardens. Your passion and love of your work shines through in the
uniqueness of your choice of plant material as well as placement.
Keep up the great work!"
"Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful gardens
with my garden group. You have a real talent for creatively
mixing colors and textures. I went away feeling rejuvenated
with ideas... new plants, use more coleus (yours were so
lush), spread manure on beds, & to have fun with gardening.
You are contagious with your enthusiasm!"
Ann Arbor, MI
"You've absolutely been a gold mine! Thank you for your
attention to detail, knowledge and care you've shown our
Specialty Gardens is a professional gardening service that focuses on the design, creation, renovation, and detailed maintenance of beautiful and functional gardens. We utilize our knowledge and experience with plants to create gardens of ever changing color and texture that continually transform with the seasons.
We cater to people who enjoy gardens, flowers, and outdoor living, but who typically don't have the time, expertise, or desire to create and maintain gardens themselves.
We serve both residential and business clientele. Founded in 2002, we have been in business for over 12 years.
We are committed to earning your trust as the talented team of professionals who makes the outdoor space around you a wonderful place to be. We will make your yard and gardens a source of joy, rather than more work on your to-do list.
interest in plants began at the young age of 17, when I learned
how to propagate houseplants by taking cuttings and rooting them
in water. Before long, my bedroom was overflowing with exotic plants
and I had chosen a career direction in horticulture. I graduated
with honors from Michigan State University in 1994, earning a bachelor's
degree in horticulture and a specialization in greenhouse management.
For 7 years I was the horticulturist at the private Walnut Creek
Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan where I beautified the grounds
by creating and maintaining an extensive collection of gardens.
It was here that I gained tremendous experience in garden design
and began to master the art of combining plants for beautiful effect.
I have a deep reverence of nature and all its creatures, and am
in constant awe of the diversity and intricacy of plants, animals,
insects, and their interactions. I have been a professional gardener
for 20 + years and served as both Vice-President and President of
the Association of Professional Gardeners from 2005 to 2007. I founded
Specialty Gardens in 2002 with the desire to help home owners achieve
the beautiful potential of their own gardens.