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’.
She 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
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.