Who We Are

We are Susie Talbot and Peggy Calkins and you may have seen us mucking about in North Shore gardens over the last twenty years or so. We have designed, installed, and maintained a variety of gardens in locations on Cape Ann and beyond.  We consider ourselves fine gardeners (just don't look too closely at our fingernails), and have, what one customer called, the "tiffany touch." We have a preference for native plants, or non-invasive introduced species, and aim for a seamless blend between architecture, garden, and the surrounding landscape. We take special pleasure in getting our customers ready for big events--outdoor weddings, parties, and house sales.

As accredited organic land care professionals (NOFA) we are dedicated to using the most up-to-date sustainable gardening practices.

For a taste of what we do, please have a look through our gallery.


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