This year The Garden Girls heads into our 12th year with 16 Ladies working together to bring calm and happiness to gardens all over the GTA. The Garden Girls is made of a group of ladies from the age of 20 to 72. We service homes from Etobicoke all the way to the west end in Burlington . We pride ourselves in paying attention to detail, listening to the homeowners requests and visions and making sure that when you get from a long day’s work you can sit back with a drink and enjoy your beautiful gardens.

Although gardening can be very hard work, it’s also relaxing, peaceful and really lets your mind rest and wander to wonderful places. We enjoy watching gardens grow from season to season and helping homeowners transform their gardens into their peaceful spaces.  The Garden Girls provide a variety of services such as Garden Maintenance, Update Tired Gardens, Creating New Gardens and Exterior Seasonal Arrangements. We also love working with new home owners to educate them on what they have inherited in their new garden.

Finding a balance can be tricky between helping out with our family’s printing and mailing business of 38 years, being a mom and running The Garden Girls. I am so proud it has inspired our son to open his own company TurfNDirt.ca and help out with all the mulch, soil, rock, sand in our garden projects. If there is one thing I have learned about gardening and working with Mother Nature is learning to go with the flow! I always carve out time to have dinners with family and friends, travel to new places, get to yoga and of course sit on my porch and take in my own garden.

I’m so glad that I took on this new adventure and am amazed how far we have grown thanks to our wonderful clients who spread the word about us. My advice to other female entrepreneurs is if you have a passion for something, expand on it, challenge yourself to share it with others. Remember to be patient, set goals, be organized and flexible.

Darla & Lucy

Darla: Co-Founder The Garden Girls

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. - Alfred Austin

Lucy: Co-Founder The Garden Girls

“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” ~ Lindley Karstens