Calendar of Events


Join one of the many seasonally inspired workshops. Saturdays from 1 to 2pm. Please RSVP as space is limited to 5 people.


For private parties or alternative class times please contact Peggy at


November 14th | 1-2PM

FORCING WINTER BLOOMING BULBS | $25 ($10 applied to purchase)

Forcing bulbs is easier than you'd think. We'll show you how to trick Amaryllis, Paperwhites and Hyacinth into thinking winter is over. Forcing is an easy way to bring the soul-restoring scents and colors of spring at a time of year when the spirit needs reviving. Hosted by Garden Designer Kecia Carlson.


November 21st | 1-2PM

STYLING HOLIDAY CONTAINERS | $25 ($15 applied to purchase of trimmings)

Adorn your entry with a cheery display to greet your holiday guests. Come get the inspiration and fresh trimmings to make your seasonal containers sparkle. We’re demonstrating how to incorporate red twig dogwood branches, greens and more for decorating outdoor planters. Hosted by Garden Designer Kecia Carlson.


November 28th | 1-2PM

WREATH MAKING | $45 ($15 applied to purchase of trimmings)

Learn the techniques for hand-crafting an evergreen wreath to adorn your home. Embellish your creation with sprays, berries, pinecones, ribbons and more. Please bring a pair of pruners and a pair of garden gloves. Hosted by Garden Designer Kecia Carlson. Class is limited to 5 participants. We are happy to accommodate different time slots for private groups. 


December 5th | 1-2PM
SEASONAL CENTERPIECE STYLING | $25 ($10 applied to purchase of trimmings)

Add festive eye-catching style to your table or mantle with centerpiece ideas for dinner parties, holidays or everyday. We’ll show you how to make fuss-free hand-crafted arrangements with fresh cut greens, picks/sprays, foraged pine-cones and branches. Bring your own small container (6 inch pot or smaller) or purchase one of ours and we’ll supply the fixing’s. Hosted by Garden Designer Kecia Carlson. 


December 12th | 1-2PM

MERRY TERRARIUM | $30 ($15 applied to materials)
This hands-on workshop is all about imagination, along with the nuts and bolts of how to create a sustainable little world. Craft a living wintry scene with mini conifers, soil, gravel, moss, and tiny pine-cones. Bring your own glass container to create your living snow globe or purchase one from our collection. Hosted by Garden Specialist Megan Miller.

December 19th | 1-2PM

YULE LOG | $25 ($10 applied to materials)

Craft a fun new tradition with friends and family by creating seasonally inspired Yule Logs for the Winter Solstice. Usher in the spirit of prosperity and good luck with a creative arrangement for your mantle or tabletop. Bring your own small log or use one of ours to adorn with ribbons, pine-cones, fresh cut greens and other symbols of the season. Hosted by Garden Specialist Megan Miller.

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We are always seeking exceptional individuals to join our Madeline George Garden Design and Nursery Team.  

If you are interested in a position with us, please email us your resume and cover letter to

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.