Meet the Pixies!

All of our staff are hired and trained to be detail-oriented and deliver excellent customer service. It is important that we create a continuous learning environment as part of our company culture. We have developed a season-long training program for our gardeners. Our lead gardeners have had advanced training and/or experience. Our crew members are “pixies-in-training” and always work under the guidance of a knowledgeable staff member.


Bobbie Beddoes

Creator, Owner

Bachelor of Science – Biology – 1994
Certified Journeyman Landscape Gardener – 2003
Landscape Industry Certified Technician – 2004

Bobbie created Pixie Gardens Inc. in 2003. She brings many years of gardening and horticulture experience to her work. This education and experience is important for making good choices for her clients’ gardens and other horticultural projects.

Bobbie and her team work with our clients’ needs to create an enchanting outdoor environment for them. As each client has different tastes and needs, each garden is approached differently.


Alex Phillips

Residential Gardens Manager

Bachelor of Science, Earth Science – 2012
Landscape Industry Certified Technician – 2013
Certified Journeyman Landscape Gardener – 2015

Alex has been with Pixie Gardens since 2009, starting as a crew member but soon led a crew of his own. Over the years, he has seen our clients’ gardens evolve and grow. He has appreciated the opportunity to apply his care and creativity in the field. He loves the chance to provide leadership, design and hard work, all while increasing his technical knowledge and skills.


Melissa Wenzel

Seasonal Containers Manager

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting – 2012

With six years of floral design experience and five seasons as a Pixie, Melissa continues to push her skill and knowledge in this industry. A background in art enhances her awareness of composition and colour while her knowledge as a gardener ensures that each seasonal container is created to thrive in its new home.

Rosalyn Astell

Community Gardens Manager

Rosalyn is an experienced project coordinator in many fields and shares our love for plants and the great outdoors. She puts focus on Calgary’s unique growing zones and weather to offer the best suited pants for Calgary Communities.