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The Garden Beckons

Grow Continuously, Exercise Naturally
and Enjoy Bountiful Rewards

The Most Appealing
& Nutritious
Fruits & Vegetables

Harvest Your Own or Connect
with Local Growers
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A Community
of Gardeners

Join, Be Inspired, Learn & Grow

Experienced Gardeners Share
Enthusiasm & Great Information

Gardening Tips & Inspiration to Grow Well, Eat Well & Live Well

A Feast for the Eyes & Nourishment for the Body, Mind & Soul

Inspired by the garden and nature, GardenZeal® spreads enthusiasm, encourages healthier lifestyles, raises environmental awareness, and supports the local food movement. Creator, Laurie Wakefield blogs and applies artistic design and marketing skills to engage and encourage continuous growth, healthier lifestyles and the pursuit of more beautiful and bountiful harvests. The GardenZeal Shop includes artistic, uncommonly beautiful gifts, accessories, home and garden decor items, and apparel that celebrate and promote Growing Well, Eating Well & Living Well.

Grow Well

Grow continuously. Gain experience, learn from mistakes and celebrate success and bountiful rewards beyond the garden as you create, discover, harvest, and share with others. See yourself grow as you grow.

Eat Well

Learn to appreciate and prepare the most nutritious, delicious, vibrant, and beautiful food. Eat well from your own backyard garden or connect with local resources for the freshest and most nutritious food.

Live Well

Seek a balanced lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. The garden beckons, exercise happens naturally and fresh fruits and vegetables entice. Make healthier choices, live well and lead by example.

Experienced Gardeners & Contributors Who Are Eager to Share

Laurie Wakefield
GardenZeal® Creator
Laurie is a Master Gardener and PR and Marketing Communications Consultant. She loves to spend time in her own garden and visit others, create garden images, and learn new gardening techniques and tips for healthy living. She enjoys taking pictures, cooking with fresh food from the garden and sharing ideas and tips with anyone who will listen.

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Simon Wakefield
Technical Advisor & Photographer
Simon brings muscle, brainpower and artistry to GardenZeal®, putting his engineering background and technical expertise to work in everything from construction of raised beds and water barrels to installation of irrigation systems. Simon is also an excellent photographer and he enjoys capturing nature and garden images to share.
Mel Brannen
Content Contributor
Mel is full of enthusiasm and knowledge. She is generous with her time as well as her bountiful harvests. Mel has been gardening for as long as she can remember. She is a Master Gardener and active in many gardening organizations. She loves growing and preparing the most nutritious, delicious and chemical free foods from her beautiful backyard garden, Sweet P Garden.

Recent Blog Posts

Not Your Grandmother’s Garden Club

#GardenClubofGeorgia    #2023GardenClubofGeorgiaConvention I’ve admired the sweet little yellow cottage in downtown Historic Norcross, home of the Norcross Garden Club for many years. I had spent...
September 5, 2023

American Hydrangea Society Atlanta Tour 2023

The 2023 American Hydrangea Society (AHS) Tour did not disappoint! Many members had been sharing stories about the damage their gardens suffered in the 2...
June 12, 2023

Meet Magnolia Jane – Not A Tulip Tree

At first, the buds do look a little like Tulips, which leads many to use the name “Tulip Tree” for Magnolia Jane and other hybrid...
April 2, 2023

Let’s Stay in Touch

The GardenZeal® website is brand new. We have many features and content planned in the future and we’ll be glad to send you a note when post new information. Soon, we’ll also be opening the GardenZeal® online store where we’ll offer gifts, apparel and tools for gardening and health enthusiasts.

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