"Working with Ana was a distinct pleasure. She really listened to me describe what I wanted for my garden space and incorporated my thoughts into the finished product. When she presented the design drawings, she included photos of the plants, referencing where each was in the garden, as well as blooming times. Nothing was left to imagination. It was a 100% enjoyable experience and I would recommend her to anyone without reservation."
-Susan, Northern Suburbs
I would like to commend Ana and her crew on a wonderful job that they did in my front and side yard. We had a large Norway maple in front with some other shrubs that were getting old and the tree was dangerously close to our house. Ana came out and gave us some ideas and after talking to her we realized how knowledgeable she was. At that time we decided to let her draw up the design and choose the plants she thought would work best for our yard. We had the tree removed and the shrubs taken out and a retaining wall removed also. Harmony landscaping was her go to contractor and they were great also. After all that she came out with her crew and installed all of the plants and shrubs along with a tree. I can hardly wait to see all of the color next spring. Ana also planted many daffodils and the colors are going to be awesome. If you are thinking of any landscaping in the future I highly recommend Ana.
-Tom and Cam, Western Suburbs
'I have worked with Ana for the past three years and she has helped me transform my yard from a mess of neglected beds into a beautiful and pollinator-friendly landscape. She is incredibly knowledgable and fun to work with and delivers great service. I'm also grateful for her coaching regarding my vegetable garden...again, a total transformation!'
-Kelly, West Suburbs
"I have worked with Ana Vitek since she started Garden Botany. She is wonderful! Ana is very knowledgeable and passionate about organic gardening. I have a completely organic yard and flower garden in Evanston which Ana helps maintain. She is strongly committed to organic gardening and pest control, so that I feel absolutely comfortable in having my grandchildren anywhere in the garden.
"I highly recommend Ana and Garden Botany. She is kind, gentle, conscientious, expert, and loves what she does. She is trustworthy and reliable. She fully deserves five stars."
-Lisa, North Suburbs
"We are very pleased with the work Garden Botany has done for us and we look forward to working with them on future projects."
Amy, West Suburbs
"Ana transformed my very
shady, brown, dark backyard into a 4 season delight. Ana LISTENS to
your ideas and incorporates them into the design, i.e., dry creek bed
and path incorporating my found objects. If one is a hands-on gardener,
Ana will give you advice and suggestions as to what will work for a
particular site and also future maintenance. I had a very tired 15 year
old front garden. Ana had me look at the garden from a different
perspective, how the site conditions and usage had changed over the
years. Through the removal or relocation of original plantings and
Ana's suggestion of a few new plantings, my front garden now is vibrant
looking once again. The key is Ana LISTENS and works with your ideas.
She will also educate you on further maintenance and is always
available to answers your questions and give advice. Plus, you will
have fun working with Ana."
Jackie, Northwest suburbs
fall 2011, I planted a new front garden that featured native Midwestern
plants. As this was my first garden, I hired Ana as a coach to teach
me basic garden maintenance. Working together in a series of 1-hour
sessions, Ana taught me how to care for my garden including spring
cleanup, pruning, weeding, feeding and watering. Ana was very
knowledgeable about my specific plants, and I particularly appreciated
her approach of organic gardening and working with nature. Her
newsletter – Garden Botany provided additional seasonal tips and
suggestions. Ana is very passionate and knowledgeable about gardening.
She is easy to work with and provides very practical instruction. She
is a superb gardener, and I have spent many enjoyable hours tending to
my garden using skills taught by Ana, plus my garden looks pretty good
Bill, West suburbs