Artist, Gardener, Designer & official Plant Nerd. Nancy lives and works both in the Vancouver area and the Skwxwú7mesh land of Gambier Island where she is passionate about restoring soil health and habitat for beneficial insects and birds.
Ecological garden design is about observing and working with the specific characteristics of the site. By selecting appropriate plant material and cultivating it so it will grow naturally to its full potential, a stronger more healthy garden is created. Nancy has the plant knowledge to understand what a garden needs to evolve organically. Read more
Healthy soil grows lush plants. Organic and natural practice will feed the microbes and create the precious network below what we enjoy in our gardens.
Nancy has maintained, renovated and improved residential and commercial gardens since 2005. For 7 years she was Head gardener at It's About Thyme Nursery in Burnaby B.C. She transformed the 1.3 acres there. Her focus was on flow and functionality of space. Designing a long narrow space is always challenging, but ecological considerations and constant attention to habitat and plant care remained her top priority through this extensive design project.
So many shades of green. There are colours and textures for every season. Situating the right plant in the best location so it compliments the surrounding environment and other plant choices contributes to a calm and well defined space.
Creating a specific landscape that is an extension of your home is important. Nancy will help you find the plants you love for your unique site cultivating an outdoor space that pleases you through all seasons. With so many Nurseries in our area, your plant choices are endless.
With a visual Arts background and a lifelong passion for plant observation, Nancy considers the colour, texture and patterns at play in our natural environment.
Exterior design is as integral to your home as your interior decor. Do you love conifers? What colours are you drawn to? Fragrant... functional...what type of fabulous garden would you like to create?
Fiddlehead Designs celebrate plant communities. Whether in the field or studio, Nancy's fascination with natural form inspires her research and links her art to the landscape.