Almost Eden
is a real treat. The reader enjoys a message delivered straight from Kim's heart while benefiting from her considerable experience on a very practical level. The photographs alone are worth the price of the book.

Whether you indulge in the experience of gardening with both knees and hands or enjoy armchair gardening this book provides a wealth of inspiration.

Mark Cullen


About the Author

Kim Burgsma is an award winning landscape designer, speaker, garden class instructor, and author. She writes a monthly garden column for Focus Newsmagazine and received an honorary mention for Almost Eden in the 2010 Word Alive Press contest.

She has owned her own landscape design company since graduating from the University of Guelph in 2000. Her landscape work, home, and gardens have been featured in Life Style, She, City Woman, and Canadian Homes and Cottages magazines as well as the Toronto Star.

Kim lives and gardens on the outskirts of the lakeside town of Goderich Ontario. She’s proud to belong to the community that Queen Elizabeth dubbed ‘The Prettiest Town in Canada’.

Almost Eden by Kim BurgsmaShe and her husband have been blessed with three decades together and are looking forward to many more. They have two sons who had the good sense to marry incredible women and one daughter with an equally sensible boyfriend.

She doesn’t have a dog, cat, parakeet, or hamster but knows that every person placed on this earth is special in some way. She is grateful to spend her free time with so many unique and interesting people.

Next to gardening her favorite pastime is cooking. Herbs from her garden are regularly clipped, chopped, and crisped to share with family and friends.


Kim Burgsma