My lifelong love of all thing’s nature started out with trees and mostly just hanging out in them on my grandad’s farm as a child.
My formal education is in forestry and arboriculture, so it was a natural transition to becoming a farmer/florist. It was my husband with a handful of zinnia seedlings and our first house in Bracebridge that turned me into a gardener. What better way to showcase your hard work than to share little zinnia bunches with your friends? It wasn’t until years later that I decided to take a basic course in floral design. It was then that I realized I had a knack for growing, curating, and arranging flowers.
In 2014, I started Near Nature, a wedding and event floral design business. A perfect fit, grower by day and florist by night. Fast forward to 2017, we purchased a house on 5 acres so I could “grow” our business. Now here we are today! I can usually found in the garden tending to your future blooms. Carefully caring for the one day flowers that may adorn your event!
My philosophy has always remained the same. Fresh flowers inspired by nature. Arranged with a caring hand to showcase the purest expressions of what nature has to offer. Your once in a lifetime events are my personal specialty. Whether it be romantic or wild inspired in a formal or country setting. I love working with flowers from sowing to growing – arranging them is just the best way to share with everyone.