Notes from the Garden

We’ve been creating outdoor spaces for more than 30 years, and our team has years of experience and knowledge they can’t wait to share with you.


Gal Behind the Garden: Mika  McPherson

Gal Behind the Garden: Mika McPherson

People  |  August 3rd, 2017

  Mika McPherson, Gardener Joined the Team: March 2017   Day-to-day activities: My day-to-day includes pruning, watering, cutting back, weeding, and cleanup. Where are you...

The Purple Polos: A Morning at the Shop

The Purple Polos: A Morning at the Shop

People  |  July 28th, 2017

Each morning, a crew member's day begins at the shop. Some Purple Polos can be seen hustling around grabbing gear, others discussing their garden or design installation, all preparing for the work...

The Makings of a Purple Polo

The Makings of a Purple Polo

People  |  July 20th, 2017

Kinghorn Gardens doesn’t have a mold that employees have to fit or a long list of requirements to meet before throwing on a purple polo. Our team is made up of diverse individuals, all...

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Prior to Designing your Landscape

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Prior to Designing your Landscape

Education  |  June 30th, 2017

So, you’re ready to enhance your landscape, you’re building a new home, or maybe you just need a complete landscape makeover. Your first thoughts may be what kinds of plants, containers, and...

5 Crucial Watering Tips You Need to Know

5 Crucial Watering Tips You Need to Know

Education  |  June 8th, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Temperatures are rising and you’re probably wondering how to best water your garden. Well, you’re in luck! Here are five tips when it comes to watering that will...

Sunday Garden Series: Buddy Plants

Sunday Garden Series: Buddy Plants

Education, News  |  June 1st, 2017

Kinghorn Gardens is celebrating 30 years of creating beautiful experiences this year.   In honor of this milestone, we brought back our Sunday Garden Series which was a series of...

Planting Annuals in the Circle Garden // 2017

Planting Annuals in the Circle Garden // 2017

News, People  |  May 30th, 2017

Our Purple Polos hit the ground running with planting annuals this year. They've been planting rain or shine. One of the largest planting of annuals each year takes place in the circle garden. This...

Guy Behind the Garden: Pat Reilly

Guy Behind the Garden: Pat Reilly

People  |  May 25th, 2017

Pat Reilly, Landscape Installation Specialist Joined the Team: May 2012   Day-to-day activities: Most of my workdays are spent planting trees, shrubs, and perennials. Less often, I can...

A Natural Outdoor Classroom: The Design and Installation at Harrison Elementary

A Natural Outdoor Classroom: The Design and Installation at Harrison Elementary

News, Projects  |  May 18th, 2017

Creating Happier, Healthier, More Engaged, and Environmentally Conscious Students It all started with Harrison Elementary's PTA looking for a "big idea project" that would benefit the school for...

Guy Behind the Garden: Chester Goik

Guy Behind the Garden: Chester Goik

People  |  May 11th, 2017

  Chester Goik, Head Gardener Joined the Team: September 2015   Day-to-day activities:  Gardening and more gardening! Garden guru from:  I was born in Bay City Michigan, moved to...