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Garden Genie

Functional Ornamental Gardens
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The initial consultation is a free one-time site visit with the client to evaluate the space and identify the client’s ideas and goals for the garden. Following that, we can develop a plan, make ongoing improvements or choose plants and other elements to enhance your outdoor space. We identify the plants in your garden, diagnose diseases, pests or problems. We can also suggest design ideas to improve the garden, making it less labour intensive and more user friendly.

  • Garden Restoration Overgrown and overwhelmed? We uncover treasures and rejuvenate your garden, restoring and enhancing its natural beauty and function.
  • Pruning & Tree Work Our team is well trained in pruning, specializing in tree and shrub corrective pruning, focusing on plant health.
  • Garden Maintenance Biweekly, monthly, twice a year or at your request, we weed, fertilize, prune, edge, line trim, fall leaf removal and more.
  • Organic and local Emphasis Our plant material is locally sourced and grown. We choose suitable plants for your specific micro-climate and garden.
  • Garden Design and Installation We work with the client to create a design and plans for installation. An informal drawing will be made available upon request. If a formal garden design is desired, we work with a Landscape Designer who can produce a detailed scale drawing.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to promote beauty, health and serenity through the medium of plants and the garden.

Garden Genie

  • TGG Garden Genie Inc., dba Garden Genie, was founded in 1995 by Jean Schwartz
  • Jean completed her B.Sc.(Agr.), majoring in Ornamental Horticulture, in 1990 from UBC
  • She is a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) and a member of the B.C. Landscape Nursery Association (BCLNA)
  • Managed Southlands Nursery and taught gardening classes in the Lower Mainland
  • Head gardener of an 18 acre estate in Richmond for several years
  • Currently, Garden Genie employs up to six trained landscape gardeners
  • Clients include residential, strata, commercial and industrial
  • Works closely with subtrades, such as stone masons, Certified Arborists, carpenters, concrete experts and irrigation installers, resulting in a professionally completed job
  • Free estimates
  • Vancouver area
  • Fully insured


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We included three of the many lovely responses we've received over the years. Thank you all for your kind messages and recognition of our work.
“Oh, my garden is so lovely. Your team is just the sunniest friendliest bunch. And the warm way they interact with each other makes them pleasant to have around. You’ve got a good thing going, dear Jean.”
Testimonial by – Christina Wilton –
– Christina Wilton –
“I am loving my new, expanded, fresh gardens! The back looks twice as big and I can already see the smiling faces on the rhodos and camellia now that they can see the sky and feel the air. Your crew has done a fantastic job and I am so excited to begin the fun part of gardening now that the hard part is done. It is such a joy to now be able to enjoy them and to feel such peace when I am in my yard.”
Testimonial by – Christina Braybrooke –
– Christina Braybrooke –
“Thank you, Jean, for all your sage advice on our strata gardening and lands keeping care. We appreciate the extra effort you make for us.”
Testimonial by – Fraser Place Owners | Sharon Olson –
– Fraser Place Owners | Sharon Olson –


TGG Garden Genie Inc. is a member of the BCLNA, BCIA, CLNA and an alumnus of UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems (previously the Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences).
“A garden is a work of art that is never finished”
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