About Elissa

Ontario based garden designer Elissa Astorino becomes the first ever Canadian landscape designer to be invited and accepted to design a garden for Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2024, the worlds second largest flower show.

Elissa studied Ornamental Horticulture at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. During her time as a student, Elissa designed annual and perennial displays for The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and one of North Americas most distinguished rose gardens.

Latest News and Updates

  • Letter of Congratulations
    A letter of congratulations from Mayor Jim Diodati regarding Elissa’s garden at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2024
  • The Community Involvement Award
    I would like to sincerely thank The Master Gardeners of Niagara for honoring me with The Community Involvement Award. This awarded to a third year Niagara Parks School of Horticulture student who made a difference in the community while achieving their educational goals. This recognition means a great deal to me as I am excited… Read more: The Community Involvement Award
  • The Travel Scholarship
    I am truly grateful to The Garden Club of Niagara for selecting me as the recipient of The Travel Scholarship, this support and recognition means a great deal to me. I am excited to continue my journey in horticulture and international garden design.
  • The Dementia Society Garden
    Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2024 The Dementia Society Garden presented by The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, designed by Elissa Astorino. This garden tells the story of the unconditional love between a mother with dementia and her daughter. It aims to show that even when the sun has set, there are… Read more: The Dementia Society Garden
  • Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2024
    Seisei- Tei II designed Elissa had the pleasure of working on the garden Seisei- Tei II designed by world renowned Japanese garden designer Koji Ninomiya, constructed by Semken Landscaping with Inki Landcapes. Seisei- Tei II showcases a natural Japanese style while overlapping with some English garden features. This garden creates a sense of belonging in… Read more: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2024