Who We Are

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After “retiring” from our careers in business (Debbie as an event coordinator for a major company; Ray as owner and president of an advertising agency), we decided to embark on our mission to promote horticulture, and urban agriculture in particular.   

Debbie holds a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a Master Gardener with more than 40 years experience as a home gardening enthusiast, along with experience working in a highly regarded gardening centre and exhibitor and volunteer at Gardenscape Saskatoon.

A former high school educator and owner of an advertising agency for more than 25 years, Ray holds a B.A. (adv.) and B.Ed. from the U of S, and recently became a certified horticulturalist by completing the Prairie Horticulture Certificate through the University of Saskatchewan with an overall average of 91% in classes including landscape design, applied botany, soils for horticulture, propagation, fruit production, integrated plant and pest management, and safe post-harvest food handling. In 2015, Ray also earned accreditation as a Green Roof Professional through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Like Debbie, he is a Master Gardener as well as a Composting Coach in Saskatoon.

R&D Garden Services is a registered Saskatchewan business, licenced with the City of Saskatoon. R&D is a member of the Saskatoon Horticultural Society and strong supporter of numerous related organizations.

Explore the potential of your outdoor space and achieve it.

Our starting point for every project, large or small, is you. We can address your specific concerns about a plant or your gardening problem; we can make recommendations that best suit your food and aesthetic preferences; we can design, install and maintain complete landscapes according to what you want to derive from growing and maintaining plants. For a free consultation over the phone or at your home contact us: