About Us

In the Garden has been creating and maintaining lovely, inspiring gardens for more than a decade.  We love to work with clients who trust us to create and maintain lush and unique outdoor living spaces.  We are passionate about creating healthy, thriving gardens.

We have many combined years of expertise in horticulture and principles of site-specific design. We are also approved by the MSU and OCC Horticulture programs to work with their interns and enjoy watching passionate students grow along with our gardens.


Alison and Sarah at the Royal Wedding Event

Meet the Team

Alison Mackinder is the owner of In The Garden. With her 15+ years of experience in horticulture, Alison knows the benefits that a well designed and maintained landscape can add to a home's value. She highly values her relationships with clientele by listening to their needs and finding solutions to design problems which suit their lifestyle and budget. In addition to being a graduate of the Horticulture Certification Program at Oakland Community College, Alison holds long-time memberships with the Perennial Plant Association, the American Horticulture Society, and Arboriculture Society of Michigan. She is also a founding member of the Association of Professional Gardeners.

Sarah Fahy is a British gardener who has been working in residential gardens for many years. She is a certified Master Gardener here in the U.S. and a member of England’s Royal Horticulture Society in London. As our Head Gardener, Sarah is passionate about maintaining our clients’ gardens to the highest standards. She is constantly seeking ways to enhance their landscapes and incorporate fresh ideas.

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