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Avery Armstrong

Master Gardener & Landscape Designer

Even though I am relatively young I’ve been landscaping for years. I started working at Ellerslie Gift and Garden as a labourer because my granny worked there, and I thought it would be fun to work with my granny. I eventually moved into the tree department, and because Ellerslie Gift and Garden is an affiliate of Classic Landscaping, I got to see many blueprints come down from the design department. I realized that landscape design was a real job that existed. I immediately applied for the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT.

Since then I have worked for the City of Edmonton’s park’s department, I’ve worked at other residential landscape companies, and, more recently I graduated from the Master Gardeners program.

I’m a very Type-A kind of person; I like to plan and organize, but I’m also really into horticulture and the outdoors-which all adds up together into Landscape Design

When I realized that landscape design was a career, it was like an epiphany. People always tell you when you’re young that “You’ll figure it out, and find a job” and I have. I found it.

Avery Armstrong, Landscape Designer

Learn more about Avery in her interview where we discuss how she became interested in Landscape Design, what inspires her, and her advice for those starting their first landscape project.