Want to know how to turn a charming garden into a breathtaking garden? Simple. An extraordinary garden engages all of your senses—not just sight (which is still important!). It’s gardening for the 5 senses! The smallest of things can transport us back to another place and time: the scent of lilac in the evening, the unmistakable taste of basil, the woolly comfort of lamb’s ears. Each one elicits a memory while creating a new one. Learn how to create a beautiful and stimulating garden in your own backyard that will tickle ALL FIVE of the senses—sound, sight, smell, taste and touch—sustainably! I’ll share which plants and garden features to incorporate for each of the senses, help you develop a plan that will allow you to experience your own garden more thoroughly, and explain how these will enhance your outdoor space with unusual artistry, regardless of size.
About Kelly Orzel
I’m a small-scale, organic herb farmer, author and speaker growing in coastal Maine. You can find me in the greenhouse, looking slightly rumpled. Besides dirt, I’m obsessed with bread and cheese, over-sized sweaters and Jane Austen novels.
At heart I’m a teacher (I taught high school math for 6 years), so get ready to sow and grow like a pro! Want to become a master seed-starter and propagator? I’m your girl. Do you have a love affair with show-stopping dahlias and ready to take your flower patch to the next level? I can teach you how. Or are you ready to become a vegetable garden boss and grow a pantry-full of food? Well, then you’re in the right place!
Since 2012, I’ve spoken at over 300 events all over New England to home garden enthusiasts like you. And, as a self-confessed garden geek and bibliophile, I can’t wait to share with you everything I’ve experienced and learned.
When I’m not digging in soil, I’m wholeheartedly excited about teaching others how to grow the garden of their dreams. Over the past 20 years I’ve worked as a horticulturist on a 70-acre farm, dabbled in plant biotechnology, earned my masters in Horticulture, volunteer as a Maine Master Gardener and owned my own herb farm. And I really want to share everything I know with you!