October 1, 2021
I want to thank all of my friends, family, educators, co-workers, and clients who have followed my horticultural journey. This truly is a community, and I wouldn't be able to build this business without all of your support!
I started working at a local garden center when I was 15 years old, and knew right away that horticulture was my calling. After graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Horticulture, I gained industry knowledge and experience in landscape design + build, wholesale and retail plant sales, container design, production, irrigation, and maintenance. I earned my Horticultural Therapy Certificate from the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2019.
Wheaton Garden Works Company is a dream I have had for a long time. Horticulture has so many benefits, and I always envisioned a place where people felt comfortable asking for help and guidance. This industry can also be confusing for many homeowners, and offering professional and honest services and advice, as well as healthy, professionally grown plant material, has always been my top priority. I am so eager and so excited to start the 2022 season as Wheaton Garden Works Company, and I thank you again so much for your support. Don't forget to follow my new business journey on Facebook and Instagram!
Kelly Girup (of Kelly's Green Designs)
Owner + Horticulturist + Certified Horticultural Therapist