About Us

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.

Our Story

We are a full-service landscape company built from 24 years of organic gardening.

In 1998, after 10 years of studying horticulture and working in gardens around the Greater Toronto Area, Teresa Matamoros founded Garden Holistics. 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 18 years to expand Garden Holistics Inc. into a full-service 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.

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

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

International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist

Certified Techo-Pro Contractor

 

Memberships

Landscape Ontario

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

Professional Lawn Care Association
of Ontario

 

Licenses

Land exterminator pesticide license

Pesticide Operators license

Meet Our Team

Teresa Matamoros Garden Holistics

President: Teresa Matamoros, B. Sc. ODH, ISA Certified Arborist

I have been designing and maintaining gardens for over twenty years and through my company, Garden Holisitics Inc., I bring a high level of expertise and love of gardening. I have a B.Sc. Degree from the University of Toronto and an Ontario Diploma in Horticulture from the University of Guelph. I am also an I.S.A. (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist.

Gabriel Matamoros Garden Holistics

General Manager: Gabriel Matamoros, Horticultural Technician

I have many years of landscaping experience working in Vancouver, Toronto and Thornbury. I am a graduate of the Humber College Horticultural Apprenticeship program and the general manager at Garden Holistics Inc. My biggest passion in the landscape is creating new gardens and outdoor living spaces. I also create our own compost by recycling all of the debris that comes from maintaining lawns and gardens.

Zack O'Gorman Garden Holistics

Manager, Property Care: Zack O'Gorman

Zack joined our grass crew 10 years ago! He quickly stood out as a bonafide lawn stripe artist, and outstanding line trimmer. Today, he’s the glue of our Property Care division; leading the team, managing the schedule, and working day-to-day with our clients. His favourite part of the job? Watching his team grow and succeed.

From a decade visiting sites, Zack says the most surprising thing he’s experienced was arriving to a client’s home and finding a large fishing boat washed up on their lawn after a storm!

When he’s off-duty, Zack is a golf enthusiast, competitive dart player, and coin collector.

What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Work

“I discovered Garden Holistics last year when I was certain my lawn was beyond hope. The Fiesta weed killing treatment and aeration made all the difference. The Garden Holistics team were extremely helpful in offering me advice on what I could do myself.

““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. “

“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. “

Get In Touch

519-599-1003

Thornbury, Ontario

Let's Build Your Dream Property Together

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