Gardens for Gathering

live in beauty


Your gardening goals are simple: To sit and drink your coffee (or tea, or wine…) in the midst of flowers, birds and butterflies. Maybe host a garden party, or set up a cafe table under a canopy of jasmine for tete-a-tetes with your closest friends. Gardens can feed the body, but they can also feed the soul.

what kind of garden are you dreaming of?

A garden for gathering, with outdoor entertaining in mind…

A cutting garden for flower arrangements (perfect for the home, great for gifts!)…

A sensory garden with textures and colors children will love…

A pollinator garden attracting birds, butterflies and honeybees…

A fragrance garden with flowers chosen for scent throughout the growing season…

An edible flower and herb garden that is as beautiful as it is functional…

Or any combination of the above.

Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

more than just flowers, it's outdoor living

Your garden will be designed with outdoor living space so you can go out and enjoy it! I’ll help you plan pathways, archways and seating areas to create wonder, promote rest, and make gathering a breeze. Tell me the lifestyle you would love to have in your yard, and I will draw up a design you can implement yourself, or have my team install for you.


Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

A 60-minute in person consult (with a 30-minute follow-up call) where we’ll talk about your goals for your garden and draw up a design plan you can implement yourself (DIY!), or have my team install for you. As we brainstorm, I will ask you questions like:

  • What does your dream garden look like? (I love a good Pinterest board!)
  • Who will be enjoying your garden? Kids, dogs, cats, adults, wild birds & butterflies? 
  • What are your larger goals around health, wellness and enjoyment?
  • What flowers do you love? Do you have floral hobbies you’d like to frow for?

Then we’ll determine a location and design that best fits your needs and goals, taking into account:

  • Your home’s architecture
  • Location & sun exposure
  • Water source/irrigation
  • Accessibility

Together, we’ll design a space that reflects your taste and lifestyle goals, and get you started with clear instructions on how to grow your own beautiful flower garden.

You’ll receive 

  • a professional conceptual drawing of your edible garden
  • A plant guide and planting plan for your new garden up to 64 square feet of planting space. 
  • Growing a Healthy Garden Guide.
  • Estimates for turnkey installation or DIY kits

And if you need clarification, some troubleshooting, or have a question — a 30-minute follow-up call is included! 

If you are outside Walworth County and are interested in a Consult!  Book a 15-min free discovery call or head to the Contact page and send me an email for a consult estimate based on your location.


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Book your consult

Get the garden you crave ready to go in time for planting! When we do our garden consultation and design together, you have the option to let me do the heavy lifting (well, me and my team!) to build it. Price depends on size of garden and choice of materials. Turnkey gardens start at $8000.  

This also comes with a garden maintenance coaching session to teach you how to successfully maintain your flower garden.

Pssst! Hey you!

You there! – the one who’s killed every plant you’ve ever had, even the cactus?

You can do this too.

You don’t have to be a Master Gardener to grow flowers. 

I’m here to help.

If you are outside Walworth County and are interested in a Consult, Book a 15-min free discovery call or head to the Contact page and send me an email for a consult estimate based on your location.


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Do you have a garden and want to take it to the next level? Or, maybe you have a garden, but feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done – broken irrigation, weeds out of control, critters and bugs eating your plants, funny-looking leaves, failure-to-thrive beds, non-producing or under-producing fruit trees… 

Take a deep breath – I’ve got you! 

We’ll do an in-depth garden assessment to take away the overwhelm and give you a manageable, step-by-step plan to bring your garden back into order, so you can enjoy it and let it nourish you!

In this coaching session, we will…

  • Identify your goals and desires for your garden.
  • Troubleshoot any issues you’re experiencing. 
  • Review what plants are likely to thrive in your garden’s location, throughout the seasons, and create a personalized planting plan up to 64 square feet of planting space.
  • Take your gardening knowledge to the next level – evaluating your soil and nutrient support options (because the best gardens grow from the best dirt!).
  • Give you a strong starting point, a plan, and solutions so you can start successfully gardening right away.

You’ll receive a follow-up assessment with recommendations for your garden and a planting plan, along with free guides to provide you with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy, thriving garden.

Organic gardening doesn’t have to be hard! The Garden Girl is here for you!

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~Audrey Hepburn


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Perfect for troubleshooting an existing garden that is struggling or you need a few extra tips to bring your flower garden back to thriving. Discuss planting options for the current season. Virtual coaching session or in person up to a 30 mile radius from Lake Geneva, WI.



Katie O Branding 2021

Perfect for a newer gardener looking for assistance to grow through Wisconsin’s 3 seasons. I’ll be with you from planting spring flowers to fall show-stoppers! Virtual coaching session or in person up to a 30 mile radius from Lake Geneva, WI.


My husband and I have had a small garden for the last five years.  We had a challenging season in 2018, and opted out of growing one in 2019. Katie motivated me to try again this year.  With her education and guidance, our garden has prospered.  Katie’s perspective on educating others to grow their own food, along with supporting local farmers, is inspiring!  Thanks to her suggestions on everything from growing methods to protecting your plants from wildlife, Now I’m experiencing the joy of watching plants that we’ve never planted before blossom into food; Katie has brought back the joy of gardening for me!

-Eric & Jessica

Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin


While I can advise you on what to plant in-ground, my specialty is in raised bed gardening. Raised beds are so much easier to maintain, you have control over the soil so plants grow better, and these beds are absolutely beautiful. We can make them out of Corten steel (perfect for modern architecture) or cedar (ideal for more traditional landscapes, long-lasting and a natural insect repellent).


I recommend annuals for raised beds because they give you maximum flexibility with minimal maintenance. Together, we’ll determine the perfect blend of flowers to give you WOW factor. Flowers I love: Zinnias, dahlias, cosmos, calendula, nasturtium, and silver dollar eucalyptus.


While material costs are always subject to change, many of the projects we do are small to medium sized gardens for between $5,000-$20,000.


If you are unsure of what type of garden service best fits you and your family’s needs, or if you are unsure about adding a garden and have a few questions first, let’s chat.

20-minute free exploratory call