We're Hiring for the Spring/Summer Season...

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our Madeline George Garden Design & Nursery Team.  Below are the various positions available with a copy of the position descriptions linked:

Assistant Manager - Click on document Asst_Retail_Nursery_Manager_2020.pdf

Operations Asst Operations_Assistant_for_Retail_Garden_Center_Nursery_2020.pdf

Gardener & Services Mgr MG_Gardener_Services_Manager_2020.pdf

Nursery Asst - Open Retail_Nursery_Assistant_with_Opening_Responsibilities_2020.pdf

Nursery Asst - Close Retail_Nursery_Assistant_with_Closing_Responsibilities_2020.pdf

Nusery Asst - Houseplants Retail_Nursery_Assistant_with_Houseplant_Focus_2020.pdf

If you are interested in a position with us, please email us your resume and cover letter to info@madelinegeorge.com.


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Calendar of Events


We ask that you RSVP to attend workshops as space is limited. We accept reservations up to 2 days prior to the posted event. A 50% refund will be issued due to cancellation.

Saturday | February 1 | WHERE DO I START? Renovating Old Landscapes | $45 ($20 applied to plant purchase in Apr/May) | 1 to 2 PM

Old, overgrown gardens are really just hiding their true beauty! Join our garden designer, Kecia Carlson, as she reveals how to peel back the layers to discover the hidden gems to design a garden with purpose, structure and seasonality.

Saturday | February 8 | WHERE DO I START? Upgrading the Basic Builder-grade Garden | $45 ($20 applied to plant purchase in Apr/May) | 1 to 2 PM

You have more than you know, it's just hard to see. Expert garden designer Kecia Carlson will present how to add a few elements to your landscape to transform basic and blah into smart, stylish and low maintenance without breaking the bank.

Saturday | February 15 | WHERE DO I START? Adding Seasonal Color | $45 ($20 applied to plant purchase in Apr/May) | 1 to 2 PM

Adding year-round color to your garden sounds oh-so-delightful, but can seem overwhelming. Join our garden designer Stephanie Falk, as she walks you through the simple process of mapping the garden and incorporating the perfect plants to create seasonal color

Saturday | February 22 | WHERE DO I START? Creating a Water-wise Garden | $45 ($20 applied to plant purchase in (Apr/May) | 1 to 2 PM

Get beyond theory and dive into the nuts and bolts of creating a water-wise garden in the Treasure Valley. Kecia Carlson, our principal designer, will walk you through the key parts of transforming grass and water thirsty plants into a garden of lush, drought tolerant plants with native surrounds.

Wednesday | February 26 | GROWING GREAT GARDENS | FREE Community Class | 6 to 7 PM

Saturday | February 29 | WHERE DO I START? Gardening on Slopes, Swales and Berms | $45 ($20 applied to plant purchase in Apr/May) | 1 to 2 PM

Large, sloping land forms are challenging to landscape, but there are a whole host of evergreen, drought tolerant, low maintenance plants that can seize the land and transform it into a fantastic habitat full of visual delight. Expert garden designer Kecia Carlson will share the strategies and plants.

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Gardening Tips

Caring for Indoor Plants During Winter

Give them light.

Make sure your plants are getting enough light during the winter months. Keep windows cleaned off to ensure maximum light. Dust also acts as a light blocker on leaves so keep that foliage polished. Wipe them with a gently cloth and water or spritz the with leaf shine.

Easy on the water.

Over watering is sometimes the demise of plants during winter. This can be especially true for succulents. Be sure to test more than just the top of the soil in your plant pots. Some plants need to dry out a few inches down in the soil before watering again.

Watch for pests.

Increased heat from heaters, lack of sunlight and moisture from humidifiers can all lead to pests. Be watchful for pests like spider mites, fungus gnats, mealybugs and others. Eliminate them as soon as they appear and quarantine infected plants away from your other plants until the pests have been given a proper eviction.

Ask a nursery specialist which treatment is right for your plant.

Meet the Team

  • Kecia Carlson

    Kecia Carlson | Principal Designer and General Manager

    "My passion is working with people to create meaningful, stylish and sustainable gardens. I adore the challenge of designing an outdoor living space or garden, seeing the space evolve and the joy it gives the people who live in it, care for it and embrace it. And, I love to observe Mother Nature - she's an amazing teacher!" 

  • David Carlson

    David Carlson | Think Green Inc. 

    David is responsible for the beautiful build out of our nursery! He and his amazing team - Ablelardo, Primo, Raul, and Armando - did an incredible job, as always. They are very creative and resourceful and it shows in their work. Together they bring life to the beautiful spaces designed on paper.

Our Story

We are committed to providing our customers the guidance and resources needed to create stylish and sustainable outdoor living environments.

Kecia Carlson founded the company in 2002 after recognizing that many people enjoy gardening and the process of creating a garden or outdoor space, but that each person has different levels of interest, knowledge and ability when it comes to design, horticulture and landscaping. That, coupled with the environmental conditions of gardening in the Treasure Valley, only enhances the challenge of creating a great space. She launched Madeline George Landscape & Garden Design to help people create their outdoor living spaces - spaces that are meaningful, stylish and sustainable.

The company began as a small garden design firm. However, since 2002, the company has developed as an award-winning landscape and garden design firm and continues with its design work today. While a majority of the work is residential, the company has designed a number of public and commercial spaces and is currently involved in the design of JUMP in downtown Boise.

Together with partner company, Think Green Inc., Madeline George offers design and build services such as consultations, design, estimates, material selection, installation and construction. The company offers its services in an "a la carte" fashion to facilitate individual needs and interests. See the "Services" tab for more information about our services and fees.

In April 2012, the company furthered its mission with the opening of a design-driven retail nursery, Madeline George Garden Design & Nursery. The nursery is innovative in its retail design and ability to showcase the variety of garden styles from which customers can draw inspiration for creating their own unique space, as well as education about gardening in the Treasure Valley. The nursery offers a wonderful collection of plants that thrive in the Treasure Valley climate and unique outdoor garden furnishings, including the classic, authentic French bistro line - FERMOB. The nursery also offers a selection of gardening accessories and supplies.

Visit us and let us help you create wonderful outdoor and garden spaces.

Style. Sustainability. Madeline George.