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Beautiful solutions are well within reach with guidance from Carolyn Brown, owner of The Chinook Gardener (TCG) Inc.

Carolyn earned a Landscape Design Diploma from Olds College, serving as a student rep. on the Board of Governors, OC Foundation, and Co-President of the Horticulture Club '88-'89.  She holds a LGAP Journeyman ticket, and was a practicing Certified Arborist and Licensed Pesticide Applicator earlier in her career. She has related accreditations and stays abreast of new and emerging trends in horticulture and outdoor living. 


Carolyn's impressive career includes working with The City of Calgary Urban Forestry, The Calgary Zoo as Assistant Horticulturist, and Landscape Coordinator for the Discovery Ridge Homeowners Association. She has been operating The Chinook Gardener for over 20 years while raising her family and attending Westside Kings Church.  She enjoys travel, lake vacations, motorcycling, the Arts, and planning philanthropic fundraising events supporting her various local charities: Next Step Ministries, iHeartTheHomeYYC and Westside Kings Church.

She and her design team are happy to share a wealth of knowledge and experience with homeowners and professionals alike. Specializing in hourly consultations, full designs and simple scaled sketches to get ideas across quickly so you can make the decision to DIY or have Team Chinook do the heavy lifting!

Get the help you need from creative and engaging professionals, Carolyn Brown and her team of landscape designers.

They will bring sage advice and technical expertise to effectively problem solve and design your ideal outdoor living space - just how you dreamed it would be. 

We offer 3 options to fit our client's needs!

1. One-Hour Site Consultations within City Limits:                                   

  • Create harmony in your outdoor space with expert advice on function, flow and year round colour. If you have an updated Real Property Report (RPR) on hand, send it beforehand or bring it along for the yard walk through. Feel free to take your own notes or record the consultation.

  • What does it include?  Design consultant's verbal advice, scanned copy of notes, and travel time to your residence. At the time of your meeting, the consultant will advise you of extra design time or move you towards a full landscape design.

  • How much?  $195 + GST* (Within Calgary City Limits)


2. Two-Hour Site Consult/Design Sketch Combo

  • Have a plant pro arrive at your home for a 1 hour visit that includes plant advice and a small planting plan within the time allotted. The Plan will be scanned and emailed to you.

  • How much? $290+GST* (Within Calgary City Limits)

3. 45 Minute Virtual Consultation

  • 45 Minute Virtual Consultation with Horticulturist TJ Yurko.  phone chat or video meeting. Tour your yard with your device gaining valuable advice along the way!  TJ will send a quick synopsis by email following the consult.                                                

*Please note that there is an additional $45 charge for travel within 10 kms of the City of Calgary limits. For areas such as Okotoks, Bragg Creek, Airdrie and Cochrane there is a $75 additional travel charge. 


Then set up a phone chat or video meeting where you can tour your yard with your device gaining valuable advice along the way!

Let's Talk

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