Gardening has always been my passion.

 

Spending time in the garden provided me with an escape from the chaos of everyday life. My efforts were also enjoyed by my family, friends and neighbors. After spending several years in the corporate world, I decided it was time for change. I wanted to be a gardener. Although I was constantly asked for advice on gardening, I decided to really be successful in this business I would have to go back to school. I studied landscape design and horticulture and continue to pursue educational opportunities. I also obtained my Master Gardener certification from University of Illinois and the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

 

My knowledge, experience and desire have enabled me to turn my passion into a career. This is how Jolie Jardin “The Pretty Garden” began.

 

Allison

 

Professional Affiliations:

Master Gardener, University of Illinois Extension and The Chicago Botanic Garden
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)