Working with Andrée has been like having my own personal fairy godmother for my balcony. She took a big, promising but barren space and transformed it into a magical urban oasis that makes me forget I’m living on a main street with a strip mall across the road! Each spring we put our heads together to decide what new and delicious combinations of plants will grace my pots, and each summer I luxuriate in the lushness of the results. Andrée is just the right mix of responsive and proactive, ensuring I get what I want (fragrance and striking colour combos) while suggesting ideas I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. Plus, in addition to being a genius in the garden, she’s a delight as a person. Andrée and her magic are a permanent part of my landscape now, and of an increasing number of my friends who’ve seen what she can do and have joined the fan club. I recommend Andrée on the highest terms.
I have had the pleasure of working and collaborating with Andrée for the past several years. She has been instrumental in bringing my own vision for my garden to life by creating an outdoor living space, that has ultimately, become an extension of my home. Her process is collaborative, thorough, and thoughtful. She combines my tastes and personal preferences, with her creativity, expertise, and knowledge of plant material and landscape design. The result has been a garden that has evolved and blossomed into something beyond my wildest imagination, and that is always flourishing and always beautiful…..365 days of the year.
When I moved into my house the best decision I made was to hire Back to the Garden to restore my garden. It really has been the best investment to my home. Not only does it bring me great joy each time I return home, but visitors frequently comment how happy they feel when entering my garden. Andrée knows how to work with any space to maximize its beauty. Much of my garden is in the shade, so I am so impressed with how knowledgeable Andrée is in coming up with ideas to make it all work. I highly recommend the services of Back to the Garden.
The joy and delight I have experienced working with Andrée is quite amazing! She has removed all the anxiety I was feeling over my own difficulty handling my townhouse’s two garden areas. She produced photos of suggested plants, so that I could make an educated choice. Eventually, after many consultations and much hard work, a perfect plan emerged.The diligence and effort she applied to producing her masterpiece was commendable, and her follow-up during the last few years has been just as perfect as her original work. I cannot recommend this young woman more enthusiastically. She is pleasant, she listens, and she is a delight to know!
Andrée was referred to me by a friend who had a beautiful garden. She has given us a beautiful garden too. Each garden that Andrée creates is unique regarding the colour scheme, plant selection, suitability to the terrain, general look of the property, and most importantly…the wishes of the homeowner. Andrée’s enthusiastic personality, and joy in seeing the plants mature, is just as exciting for the homeowner too. We highly recommend Andrée, with her special sensitivity to her plants.
Andrée is a true artist and gifted gardener. She created planters outside of The Secret Garden Tea Company that capture the true beauty and essence of our shop. She creates new arrangements to complement The Secret Garden seasonally and shows up to check and ensure everything is as it should be, even in the pouring rain! I highly recommend Andrée for any of your gardening needs.
Andrée was a delight to work with. She truly has a gift for designing beautiful gardens and is very knowledgeable regarding plant material. Through Andree’s keen eye to detail and beauty, our front garden has been gorgeously transformed.
Andrée is truly a garden artist, knowing how to combine colors, textures and seasonal changes in plants. The large pots by my front door are something out of a magazine. I can’t tell you how many passers-by have commented on the beauty of my front garden.