There is no such thing as too many plants

There is no such thing as too many plants

Get planting at Garden Girl

Gardening is having its day in the sun, as many people are learning how to dig in the dirt and grow their own food. Ariel Cote, a long-time and passionate Regina gardener, is helping all stages of gardeners grow their green thumb with her venture, Garden Girl

“I believe people need to know how to grow their own food,” she says. “My grandparents fed their large families from their gardens. It was essential back then. I feed my family from my garden, and I want to pass those skills to my boys. Gardening is for anyone and everyone who wants to dig in the dirt, enjoy nature, and discover the joy of growing food and flowers.”

Garden Girl came to life when Ariel was ready to head back to work after having her sons and wanted to do something different. “I love to garden, and thought, how can I turn this passion into a business,” she says. “Spring was coming, I had a plethora of garden tools and boatload of hands-on experience, so I got to work.”

Ariel started helping people grow food and beautify their yards. The business grew organically through word-of-mouth. “During the pandemic, people wanted to enjoy their outdoor space more than ever. I realized quickly I needed to hire help. Then demand came for my own inventory of plants, gardening accessories and a larger space, my garage was not going to cut it anymore.”

All the work has led to the creation of Garden Girl’s greenhouse and retail space at 1070 McDonald Street in Regina. One of the few greenhouses in the city limits, Garden Girl has everything to make your garden space spectacular. Whether you’re working with a small balcony, a perennial bed or revamping your yard, Garden Girl has the plants, seeds, bulbs, roots, trees, shrubs and more to get your green thumb growing.

Garden Girl also offers online shopping for a great range of seeds, plants, pots, planters, compost and accessories, and ships across Canada. “We carry Renee’s Garden Seeds, a highly sought-after line of seeds started by a woman named Renee in her own garden.  The seeds are all non-GMO with many heirloom and organic varieties are available. The packaging is beautiful and there is a hefty number of seeds in the packets,” says Cote. “It’s a fantastic brand that’s affordable, too.”

Ariel and her team have the advice you need. “The staff at Garden Girl are all gardeners. Bring your questions and ideas, we love to talk all things gardening. “If you are a beginner we would love to help you. Gardening doesn’t have to be intimidating. Our goal is to make gardening easy. Plus, it’s incredibly satisfying to eat and share the ‘fruits of your labour.’”

Find Garden Girl at 1070 MacDonald Street in Regina and online at, plus follow them on Facebook and Instagram. They’re open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, with the greenhouse for bedding plants opening in Spring.

Garden Girl
1070 MacDonald Street, Regina