Michelle was born on Bequia and has lived there most of her life. Her passion for creating beautiful gardens started out when she was building her own home in Lower Bay. Michelle wanted the house to be a fantastic space for her, her family and her friends. Known for throwing great dinner parties, it was important that the garden was functional with outside areas making the most of the stunning views, but her love of colour ensured that the planting was vibrant and made the garden a real feature to the property.
When starting out, Michelle knew very little about the technicalities of garden design, so she enrolled into a correspondence course, which she duly followed, teaching her the skills required to create her dream garden.
Once finished, her family and friends fell in love with the garden (and the dinner parties) that they invited Michelle to help them create a space for themselves, and so it began. Over the next few years Michelle was invited to help create many different gardens across the island and soon her reputation grew to the point of being invited to design and implement gardens for the larger properties on Bequia, where they are still making passers-by stop and look in wonder as they walk past the houses and villas.
In the mid 2000’s Michelle moved to New York to be with her family and immediately became involved with Greener by Design (www.greenerdesigns.com) and started expanding her experience into roof terraces and smaller town gardens.
To further her knowledge, Michelle enrolled in a Garden Design & Landscaping course at New York Botanical Garden, School of Horticulture and Garden design which she completed and graduated in 2009. Over the past 5-6 years Michelle has been involved with many different projects in New York and the surrounding areas, working alongside many other designers to gain a wide experience in garden design projects; these include Poliana Danila (http://www.viridium.ro/poliana/) and Vladimir Orlovsky.
Michelle is now returning back home to Bequia later this year, to continue her passion for creating wonderful gardens and outdoor spaces.
Michelle wants to work with those who want to turn their own dreams into reality, and although this is an old cliché, for those who are moving to Bequia, building their dream home and creating a new life for themselves, Michelle offers that personal service to fully understand your requirements and turns ideas, dreams and functional requirements into a stunning garden, full of colour allowing you to enjoy your new life to the full.