Meet the Team
"A company is only as good as the people it keeps" ~ Mary Kay Ash 


Favorite Perennial: Coneflower

Favorite Annual: Red Whopper Begonia

Favorite Shrub: Autumn Jubilee Ninebark

Little Known Talent:

Feeding my pond koi by hand 

Key to Lynn's Heart:

McDonald's Fountain Diet Coke


Golden Retreiver Maggie and Gray Tabby Poppy

Favorite Vacation Spot: Paris, France

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN 

Lynn ~ Owner and Master Gardener

Thank you for your interest in Gardens by Lynn and our

amazing team. Yes, we take our jobs seriously.

But I want to give you a glimpse into our goofy

sides too! 

We love to have lightens the burden of hot,

heavy, and dirty work. It also creates memorable experiences. 

Fun also has a very direct business purpose… decreases burnout, increases collaboration and improves employee satisfaction - WIN!   ~ Lynn


Team fun!


At a home on Summit Avenue: Kris, Lynn, Linda, Cathy, Gabe and Mark 


Cold beers after a hot day in the garden! 


Rooftop Dinner Downtown Minneapolis

 Cathy - Gardenista


Favorite Perennial: Poppy

Favorite Annual: Gaura

Key to Cathy's Heart: Cheese

Most Feared: Snakes

Favorite Place:

My home in Olavarria,  Argentina

Favorite Garden Tool:

My baby bear shovel

Childhood Dream: I wanted to be Grizzly Adams

Which one?

Cats or Dogs? Cats

Ocean or Mountains? Mountains

Summer or Winter?


Soup or Sandwich? Soup

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Hamburger or Taco? Taco

Cake or Pie? Pie 

Kris - Weeder Extraordinaire



Favorite Vegetable: Rhubarb

Rhubarb Lemon Fizz Cocktail:


*Rhubarb Simple Syrup

*Fresh Lemon Juice

*Club Soda or Sparkling Wine

Place vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda or sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon wheel or a rhubarb stalk! 


Favorite Annual: State Fair Zinnia

Favorite Vegetable: Rhubarb

Key to Kris' Heart:  My grandson Arlo

Pets: Two grand dogs Pickles and Olive (my condiments!)

Hometown: Linden Hills, MN

Super Power: Weeding!

Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii

Goal for this Summer: Get to a job site before Lynn 

Gabe - Best Use of a Shovel 


 Mark - "The Profess0r" 

Nickname: Razorback (that is the brand name of his shovel)

Favorite Flower: Sunflower

Most Feared: Bees

Key to Gabe's heart:

Good Brandy 

Of Note:

First company employee! 

Favorite Sports Team:


Hometown: Minneapolis,MN

Favorite Gatorade Flavor:



Nickname:The Professor

Hometown: Tracy, MN 

Key to Mark's Heart:

Cold Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Super Power: 

The only team member that will get up on a high ladder!

Biggest Fear:

Being Late


Linda - Master Gardener 


Favorite Perennail: Bleeding Heart

Favorite Annual: Sweet Peas

Favortie Shrub: Lilac "Sensation"

Key to Linda's Heart: Lemon meringue pie

Little Known Talent: I can milk a cow by hand

(A uselss talent, but a talent none the less!)

Pet: Mountain Cur named Ted E. Bear

Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Favorite Vacation: A river cruise to the Netherlands and Belguim


 Amber - Master Gardener

Favorite Perennial: Peony

Favorite Annual: Sunflower

Keys to Amber's Heart: Beards, Beer and "The Bachleor"

Pets: Too many! 3 cats, 1 dog, 1 parrot, 5 rabbits, 6 chickens

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

Little Known Talent:  I can whistle really loud

Also known as: An Urban Gardener


 Becky- Master Gardener


Favorite Shade Perennial: Variegated Solomon's Seal

Favorite Shrub: Magic Carpet Spirea

Key to Becky's Heart: Peanut M & M's

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Pet: Grand puppy Ryder

Little Known Talent: Cross stitch and embroidery

What is happening in my garden: Fourth year of my vegetable garden and I am adding a shade woodland garden this year.

 Jill- Master Gardener

Favorite Perennial: Bell Flower

Favorite Annual: Mexican Marigolds

Little Known Taent: Baking cakes

Pets: 2 cats (Hotdog and Mallory) and a soon to be Corgi

Hometown: Hopkins, MN

Most Feared: Vegetable eating mammals! (deer and rabbits!)

Favorite Sports Team: My daughter's soccer team

 Bette- Master Gardener


Favorite Perennial: Echinacea "Butterfly Kisses" Coneflower

Favorite Annual: Red "Torch" Mexican Sunflower

Favorite Ornamental Grass: Little Blue Stem Prairie Grass 

What's happening in my pollinator friendly garden: Prairie Natives

What's happening in my kitchen garden: Companion Planting

Passionate About: Bumble Bees, Monarch Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Little Known Talent: I'm a ceramic artist, photographer and foodie

Favorite Vacation: Peninsula State Park - Door County 

Hometown: Glendale, California 

Gettin' it done!