In season 2, episode 44 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench and Macey Robinson with LandCare, talk with Elizabeth Elliott, owner of Himmel’s Landscape and Garden Center.
Elliott’s dream of owning Himmel’s Landscape and Garden Center started 20 years ago as an employee. Her gardening and plant knowledge grew along with an interest in sustainable gardening methods. She also discovered a knack for landscape design and soon after leaving Himmel’s as a full-time worker started her own small landscaping business – Sunnyscapes.
As her business grew, her interest in Bay-friendly plants, products and practices grew, and so did a national ‘green’ movement that focused on sustainable methods and an environmentally responsible lifestyle. She furthered her practice to include rain, pollinator and other specialty gardens designed with a woman’s touch.
In this podcast, Elliott shares her thoughts on staying connected, building relationships and the importance of growing your network. She touches on educating and empowering your team and that trusting your team is a critical element to running a successful business. She also talks about her focus on being mission-driven and how she retains and attracts professionals for her business.
Listen to the full podcast below.