Living Harmony Landscapes was started as a labour of love by Olivia Cass in 2015.
After years of gardening for her parents and their friends, Olivia knew she wanted to make a career out of bringing beauty to yards across Victoria. In 2014, she enrolled in the Pacific Horticultural College, where she went on to complete levels 1 - 4 of her Landscape Horticulturalist apprenticeship. She officially earned her Red Seal Trade Qualification in 2019 after completing the required 6,487 hours of work experience.
We create gardens that build relationships--between us and our clients, between our clients and their gardens, and between the plants and the pollinators who call Victoria home.
Olivia's passion for expanding her skills and expertise has also led her to complete courses in beekeeping, permaculture, and business administration.
When Olivia is not out working in our red truck, she can be found in her home garden, growing veggies from seeds in her greenhouse, caring for her bees, or planning her next adventure to gardens around the world.
Position: Lead Hand
Kendra, currently living on Lekwungen territory (Lower Vancouver Island), is an Aries who loves singing during the day! She recently graduated from Pacific Rim College and obtained a Phytotherapy (Medical Herbalist) diploma. She ultimately wants to start her own practice of client consultations and medicine making. She admires the relationships that people have with plants, from growing, pruning, harvesting, learning, and medicine making. In her spare time, she is with her dog, Frida, hiking in the forest, playing disc golf, or checking out a new body of water to kayak on. Working for Living Harmony empowers her to learn new skills, become confident in learning about the different cycles and pruning methods, and spending time outside all day makes her heart sing. Her favourite plant to watch through its cycles in the Magnolia, every phase brings joy to her heart.
Position: Landscape Gardener
Abby is a white settler and libra-virgo cusp who was born on Treaty 7 land (Southern Alberta). She was raised between there and Scotland, and moved east to Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) to study Gender Studies and Environmental Studies at McGill University. During her studies, she became interested in food justice, farming, and herbalism. Now on Lekwungen territories (Lower Vancouver Island), Abby spends her after hours in the backyard garden or at the beach, often reading or knitting. Her favourite part about working with Living Harmony is getting to be with plants all day, noticing all the daily shifts and broader cycles.
Living Harmony Landscapes holds all required licenses and liability insurance to work at sites across the Greater Victoria area.