Led by owner-operators and husband-and-wife duo T.J. Coles and Lindsay Fetterley-Coles, we’re a team of passionate individuals who are driven to reinvigorate, amend, restore, and enhance the incredible natural beauty of Muskoka and to help preserve and protect it for our clients and for the future.
T.J.’s love of gardening began on his grandfather’s farm, where he learned the basics of planting, cultivating, and harvesting. As a young man, T.J. joined Northway Gardeners under the wing of its founder, the late Robert Allen. There, he was taught the principles of landscaping and his experience and understanding of planting and gardening expanded greatly.
Lindsay arrived at horticulture and landscaping via a more circuitous route, grabbing some eclectic credentials (including a degree in Egyptology!) along the way. Working at Northway Gardeners, she discovered a passion for horticulture and a thirst to know more. With the rebranded Northway Gardens and Landscaping, Lindsay and T.J. share and honour Robert’s legacy by building gardens and landscapes that build on the natural surroundings, instead of competing with them.