About Us


We are a creative, passionate team of horticulturalists, landscape constructors, and organic gardeners who love helping people cultivate outdoor spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful.


Whether it’s caring for a colourful garden for you to relax in, or building a backyard oasis from the ground up, we believe in combining the science of horticulture with expert landscaping practices so you can get back to enjoying your outdoor space for years to come. 


In 1998, after 10 years of studying horticulture and working in gardens, Teresa Matamoros founded Garden Holistics in the Greater Toronto Area. 6 years later, finding she was spending too much time in her truck getting from site to site instead of nurturing the plants she loved, Teresa boldly moved the business to the shores of southern Georgian Bay in 2004. It was – quite literally – a breath of fresh air!

At the time, Teresa’s son, Gabriel, had been developing his passion for landscape construction in Vancouver, BC. He jumped at the opportunity to move back to Ontario and join as a partner in the business. This mother-son team have worked together over the last 20 years to expand Garden Holistics Inc. into a full-service, award-winning, landscape company serving the Thornbury, Clarksburg, Blue Mountain, Collingwood and Meaford areas.

By combining the science of horticulture with expert organic gardening practices, we are masters at creating outdoor spaces for entertainment and relaxation which are as functional as they are beautiful.

In 2021, Gabriel’s wife Shannon joined the team, bringing 2 decades of business administration and client services experience with her. Shortly after, Gabriel and Shannon took on the ownership role of Garden Holistics, allowing Teresa to pivot from spreadsheets back into the aspects of her work she most loves; hands-on horticulture, garden design, and plant care.

As a company, we maximize our positive impacts on the environment by creating our own organic compost with the herbaceous and small woody material removed during garden and lawn cleanups. We complete work by hand as often as possible instead of using gas-powered machines, and we use only organic fertilizers.

Ask us how we can implement our unique processes on your property!

Our C.H.I.E.F. Values

Communication: Honest, timely and effective sharing of knowledge.

Humour: Time flies when we’re having fun and laughter is a part of our company language.

Integrity: Punctuality, commitment and keeping promises are key to building loyal relationships.

Expertise: Trusted because of our talent and experience.

Fairness: At all levels, every day.

Teresa & Gabriel Matamoros, 2004

Accreditations & Certifications

Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioner from The Society for Organic Urban Land Care

International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist

Certified Techo-Pro Contractor

Certified Living Wage Employer

Landscape Ontario’s Employers of Choice, LEVEL I 


Landscape Ontario

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

Professional Lawn Care Association
of Ontario



Land exterminator pesticide license

Pesticide Operators license


2022 Landscape Ontario Awards of Distinction: Best Property Maintenance

2019: Prosperity Partners Leadership Award: Gabriel Matamoros

2017: Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce: Sustainable Development Award

Meet Our Team

Zack O'Gorman Garden Holistics

Garden Care Team: Cheryl

Gabriel Matamoros Garden Holistics

Garden Care Team: Gavin

Harrison Rainey Garden Holistics

Garden Enhancement Team Principal: Jason

Coming soon >>

Nadine Morris Garden Holistics

Landscape Construction Team: Nadine, Certified Horticultural Technician

Shannon Matamoros Garden Holistics

Office Manager/Managing Partner: Shannon Matamoros

Teresa Matamoros Garden Holistics

Founder: Teresa Matamoros, B. Sc. ODH, ISA Certified Arborist & Horticultural Technician

Rob Cooke Garden Holistics

Garden Care Team: Artur

Zack O'Gorman Garden Holistics

Garden Care Team: Clayton, Horticultural Apprentice

Harrison Rainey Garden Holistics

Landscape Construction Team Principal: Harrison, Red Seal Certified Landscape Horticulturalist

Sharon DiCiccio Garden Holistics

Lawn Care & Snow Removal Principal: Nolan

Sharon DiCiccio Garden Holistics

Garden Enhancement Team: Olivia

Anita Ellis Garden Holistics

Garden Care Team Principal: Anita

Cliff Creasey Garden Holistics

Garden Care Team Principal: Cliff

Gabriel Matamoros Garden Holistics

President/General Manager: Gabriel Matamoros, Certified Horticultural Technician

Teresa Matamoros Garden Holistics

Landscape Construction Team: Heather

Zack O'Gorman Garden Holistics

Manager, Property Care: Zack O'Gorman

What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Work

Teresa, Gabriel and their team are incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable and always pleasant to work with. I am happy to continue to work with Garden Holistics as part of my yard maintenance plan. They have been extremely helpful in offering advice on what I can do myself, and what services they offer.”

~ Janine M.
Property Care client in Collingwood, ON

““I started working with Teresa Matamoros (Garden Holistics) in 2010, when I consulted her regarding my goals for our garden. She listened and understood exactly what I was hoping for, then created a design and planting plan to implement my goals. “

~ Linda S.
Garden Design, Planting and Property Care client in Thornbury, ON

“I just wanted to say that I so enjoyed the garden in the spring. There were so many lovely bulbs blooming and they just kept coming, with the palette changing over time. It was just glorious. I especially loved the cooler tones under the pines outside the kitchen. “

~ Amanda B. 
Garden Design and Planting client, Beaver Valley, ON

Get In Touch


Thornbury, Ontario

Let's Create Your Dream Landscape Together

We have over 25 years experience gardening and landscaping organically. We would love to bring our expertise to your home. Get in touch. Reach out to ask a question or book a consultation.