Ottawa Horticulturist Tim Dyer

Ottawa horticultural servicesCarp Garden Services endeavours to fulfill all outdoor space requirements. No project is too small, nor too large. We expertly carry out projects which range from simple weeding jobs, to expert pruning, shrub and tree removal, garden designs and planting, fall leaf removal and even projects which are less horticultural, such as grading and levelling, as well as installation of Riverstone and Peastone.

We have a small loader-tractor used for projects, small or large, which require more strength or efficiency than person-power can manage.

Our geographical area spans from the West End of Ottawa, to Kanata, Stittsville, Dunrobin, Almonte, Pakenham and Kinburn. For some projects, we have traveled considerably further, so don’t hesitate to ask if we can come to you. We even have clients in Barrhaven and central Ottawa.

About Tim Dyer

Ottawa horticulturist Tim Dyer

Tim Dyer

Carp Garden Services is owned and operated by Tim Dyer, a well-known horticulturist in the Ottawa area. Tim grew up in the horticultural capital of the world, the United Kingdom, and tries to visit there as often as possible to keep up with ideas, trends and discoveries in this field.

Tim Dyer began his horticultural career working on a Christmas tree farm whilst maintaining an interest in horticulture on a hobby basis, too. Later, after relocating to Ontario, Tim ran an 8-acre field nursery and a greenhouse operation near Carleton Place, for 11 years. This operation involved growing at least one million tree seedlings, as well as many thousands of perennials, shrubs and annuals.

Tim then started Carp Garden Centre and Carp Garden Services in 2011, serving residents and businesses in the Carp, Kanata, Stittsville, West Ottawa, Dunrobin and surrounding areas. After some time, operating both the garden centre and the horticultural landscaping business became too time-consuming. The garden centre business was then handed over to Tori Renaud and Jonathan Merchand, who are expert horticulturists and worked at Whitehouse Perennials for several years. They also operate a landscaping and snow removal business in the Pakenham and Almonte area.

Since Tim has been operating solely the Garden Services business, this has allowed him to expand the business to include additional services, such as designing and making spring, summer, fall and winter planters on-site at clients homes, as well as installing hanging baskets and providing lawn improvement services.

In the fall, just as fall garden cleanups finish, Tim launches into his Christmas business, which he has operated since 2002. This involves wreath-making workshops, as well as custom Christmas decorations for homes, municipalities, institutions, restaurants, hotels, as well as both small and large businesses.  He also fulfils bulk wreath and other evergreen Christmas product orders for florists and businesses who order for client appreciation gifts. Many off-site workshops and demonstrations, as well as on-site team-building events and Christmas parties are also held.

Tim’s qualifications and other credentials include successfully completing many horticultural courses, along with presenting to students at the Algonquin College Horticultural Industries Programme. He also served, on a volunteer basis, as President of the Ottawa Chapter of Landscape Ontario (trade association) for two years, and served on their Board of Directors for several years before and after that. Tim also was a pivotal figure in initiating the concept of a botanical garden in Ottawa. Tim frequently presents to horticultural societies and other organisations.