Wheaton Garden Works Company is...
a collaboration of all things horticulture. From landscape design + build, to container gardening, to horticultural therapy, WGW's mission is to provide professional horticultural products and services, as well as educational and therapeutic horticultural sessions.
an inclusive community. WGW welcomes a wide range of people and respects their personal identities, including socioeconomics, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and family composition. Wheaton Garden Works Company accepts ALL.
a safe place to learn and grow. Our goal is to offer everyone the opportunity to experience the benefits of horticulture in their daily lives. From plant, pest and disease identification, to monthly horticultural therapy sessions, our professional staff is an excellent resource to answer any plant related questions or concerns.
a network of gardening related creators, artists and entrepreneurs. Our online shop will offer handmade and original plant and gardening themed books, home decor, tools, jewelry, candles, and so much more.
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 also 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. 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 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