MEET THE TEAM
Gardening makes our staff truly happy, which in turn makes our customers happy.
When you stop by The Garden Spot, you'll see a lot of smiling faces ready to help you with whatever you need. If you have a particular plant in mind or a gardening question, our team is there for you. We are happy to give you plant ideas for that will complement the plants you already have or suggestions for that difficult area in your garden. Stop in and meet our spectacular gardening team.
Marcy is the founder of the Garden Spot Nursery. She grew up loving plants and over 35 years ago decided to start selling greens and tied wreaths in her garage. Fast forward to 1985 when she opened up the first Garden Spot Nursery in the Wallingford Center in Seattle. She opened up a second location in Sunnyland Square in Bellingham. This location grew very fast and a few years later she moved to the current location on the corner of King and Alabama. During that time, she sold the Wallingford location to devote herself fully to the Bellingham store.
Carol surely is one of our veterans in our gardening staff. She started at Garden Spot in 2006 in sales and has been with us ever since. She knows every square inch of the property and routinely helps customers find what they're looking for or suggests a particular type of plant to meet their needs. She says, "The Anticipation of each new season is my favorite part of gardening! I always look forward to how the plants will perform each season."
Jacki began gardening with her mom when she was young and has worked with plants ever since. She started at Garden Spot in May of 2016 and loves to nurture perennials. Her favorite plant is Rosemary. She says that gardening gives her peace and contentment. Whether she's walking in the woods in nature’s garden or tending her own garden, she feels like she has everything she needs.
Linda is not new to the plant and nursery industry. She has over 25 years of experience, including wholesale and residential gardening and garden design. She has been with Garden Spot since 2015 and is in a sales position. She believes that the best part of working at Garden Spot is learning from customers and helping them find the perfect plant for their particular situation.
Kim has been with Garden Spot since Spring 1996. She started working at a wholesale greenhouse but has spent the rest of her career in retail at the Garden Spot Nursery. When she was growing up, her family had two large vegetable and berry gardens and a yard full of fruit trees. “Gardening has always come naturally for me,” she says. “I love sharing my knowledge of the plant world.”
Debra has been with Garden Spot since 2002 and the horticulture industry has captured her attention for the last 35 years! Her number 1 job is keeping plants hydrated. She also cashiers, designs, sells plants, creates displays and orders indoor plants. She loves plants, designing with them, and combining her favorites together to create interesting combinations. When not at work, she enjoys family and relaxing.
Angela came to the Garden Spot Nursery in the spring of 2018. She enjoys working with customers to help them find the particular plant that they need for their garden. She says that she grew up with more plants than people. She started studying botany and branched out from there. At any given time during the day, she can be found amongst the Japanese maples and shade plants.
Ginger has been at Garden Spot for 12 years and is General Manager. "In all aspects of my life, my parents have been my greatest influence," she says. From toothpicks in the avocado on her windowsill to the family vegetable garden, she loves being one with the earth and watching plants grow with the season. It never grows old for her.
Dianna has been with the Garden Spot since Spring 2019. She graduated from U.B.C. garden design program in 1998 and was the owner of Scotland Yards for 17 years. She also created The Firewalk' A show garden for The Northwest Flower & Garden Show. She has enjoyed this new chapter of her life working in sales and is looking forward to what the future may bring!
Sophia started working at the Garden Spot in Spring 2020. She is originally from Colorado but has spent most of her life growing up in Bellingham. She grew up with a gardener for a Mother who worked at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and has passed on knowledge and love for gardening and plants .
Sage came to the Garden Spot in May of 2020. She has lived in Oregon for the most part since 2012 where she studied agriculture and sustainability at OSU, but moved back to her home state after some time abroad. She loves all plants but especially the ones that make food. Outside of gardening and talking about gardening, she spends her days making art, baking, skating, and building out her van.
Kat started at the Garden Spot in March of 2016 and hasn't stopped collecting houseplants since then. Her favorite part of work is being surrounded by her creative co-workers who all have different areas of knowledge making the garden spot feel like a classroom. When she's not at work, she's in her garden picking dahlias, listening to podcasts and chugging iced coffee.
Chloe started working for the Garden Spot in 2017 and has enjoyed working for a local company as she grew up in Bellingham herself! She has a degree in environmental studies with focuses in environmental education and geography. Her education interests have intersected with the constant learning happening at the nursery. She is always on the move looking for new places to explore, foods to eat, and dogs to meet.
Leslie joined the Garden Spot team spring 2020. She grew up in California on stone fruit ranch where her passion for agriculture and horticulture began. She is new to the Bellingham area, and has loved all the outdoor activities Bellingham has to offer. Her favorite thing about working at Garden Spot is seeing all the new and interesting plant varieties coming into the nursery every day.
Paige started at The Garden Spot Nursery in 2012 and enjoys being outdoors in all seasons, surrounded by plants and gardeners. She has a particular interest in composting and enjoys raising and studying earthworms. Paige studied Biology at WWU and loves learning about botany and how plants live and grow within the soil food web. When she isn't at the nursery or in her own garden, Paige enjoys hiking, backpacking, reading, and also is a veterinary technician at a local emergency veterinarian.
Madeleine started at the garden spot in spring of 2020 and is a third year college student at Western Washington University studying to become a high school English teacher. Her favorite aspect of her job is learning more and more about plants all around her from her coworkers. When Madeleine isn’t at work, she is taking care of her own collection of houseplants, making art, or baking desserts for her roommates.