“It is with
great enthusiasm and delight that I recommend Karin and her wonderful work.Last summer, I wanted my small garden, contained in rigid
wooden boxes under a big shady tree, to be transformed from a spatially undefined plot into a well -balanced, flowing space
and harmonious treat for eyes and soul. Karen approached this challenge with intuitive creativity, amazing energy, impressive
calmness and plenty of good humour – during our very hot August days!! - and built a charming, well-laid out garden
that realized all my hopes and wishes. I was thrilled with her use and placement of gorgeous rocks and her knowledgeable suggestions
for lovely shade plants. Karen even tackled the transplanting of a monster rock from my backyard to further enhance the impressive
rock statements, built me very convenient steps to facilitate watering, surprised me by playfully “hiding” the
existing spring bulbs and found ways to use some of my existing plants as well.I also really appreciated Karin’s generosity in responding
to some of my inquiries at later points.Without a doubt, Karin’s garden creation exceeded my expectations by far – it
turned out more stunning than I had dreamed of and has already and will continue to give me great pleasure and joy.And of course I very much look forward
to see it grow, develop and thrive this spring.”Andrea Madan March, 2013 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Karin Banerd did an outstanding job on the front gardens of our Dows Lake
home and we look forward to her work on our backyard! She transformed the outright ugly flowerbeds that were the result of
years of neglect from a previous owner and a badly misguided neighbour, to a beautiful collection of flowers and plants that
are perfectly landscaped. Her fees were very reasonable and her advice was excellent, well suited to our home style, our
preferences, and the neighbourhood. Karin is a real professional and we're thankful to have found her. She is also now providing
regular maintenance to ensure the gardens will remain beautiful.Thank you, Karin!” RN 2012-2013 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"
We have converted the former lawn on our corner lot into all garden space. Several years ago the garden was overgrown and
we had difficulty keeping up with its maintenance. We were referred to Karin Banerd and have been very pleased with what she
has achieved in getting the garden under control. Her design ideas are always in keeping with our concept of what the garden
should be and she has provided excellent advice on what will work in our space. By cleaning out the overgrowth and bringing
in appropriate new plants she has rejuvenated the place. Of course, it is still a work in progress but we are happy with the
results of Karin's work and would recommend her to anyone."
Margaret and Donald MacLeod
April 2012"Our existing back garden was looking forlorn
and tired. Karin's expertise led her to choose plants with regards to size, shape, and proximity to sun and shade. We are
delighted with the end result, and her guidance was invaluable. We are very excited to see the garden bloom in the spring."
Joan & Bruce Gill
"Karin installed two large flower beds with brick surrounds in
my back yard which was previously grass. She was very reliable and did the job in the promised time frame. I particularly
appreciated the site clean up she did every evening and at the end of the project. The arrangement of shrubs and perennials
was carefully chosen and looked fantastic. Her great strength is her knowledge of plants and their arrangement between sun
and shade. She worked hard in sourcing out the best prices and the whole project was completed within a very reasonable budget.
I would definitely recommend her for any garden project."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Karin Banerd is an amazing gardener and garden
designer. Her extensive knowledge of plants, her artistic 'designer's eye' and her hard work completely
transformed our gardens from unmanageable and overwhelming to a beautiful, maintainable work of art. Thanks, Karin!"
"...our front [garden] is looking amazing!!!
We are so excited and pleased with what you have done."
has been working for my husband and I for the past five summers consulting and establishing from scratch, two large flower
beds and a vegetable garden.
As well, our 90+ acre property had a number of trees and shrubs that were planted
around the house by previous owners. She was able to identify and transplant them to more suitable locations. She has
shared her knowledge and experience on flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables, listened, offered advice, and suggested easy-care
solutions to our gardening challenges.
Her passion and professionalism
have been much appreciated. She has also shared some perennials and shrubs from her own gardens and property.
She works hard and consistently follows through on her commitments."