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

  • Mosaïculture
    It was an incredible experience working on the Whimsical Creatures exhibit which is now being showcased by the Niagara Parks Commission at The Floral Showhouse. It was an honour to be selected as one of two students from the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture to deconstruct these mosaïculture pieces in Atlanta, Georgia back in February.… Read more: Mosaïculture
  • Yards Landscapes
    This last month, during my time working for Yards Pty. Ltd. , I’ve had the opportunity to work on different residential and commercial garden spaces. This has been an incredible experience because I’m able to see different garden designs and understand how they function. Not only have I been observing these gardens, but I’ve also… Read more: Yards Landscapes
  • HortInsights Magazine
    I am honoured to have my article included in the Australian Institute of Horticulture Hortinsights magazine. Being part of the AIH has provided me with many insights from industry professionals and opportunities to grow in the industry. If you’re interested in horticulture and the green industries, be sure to check out their website!https://www.aih.org.au/
  • Waterscapes Australia
    Myself and Ben French from Yards Pty. Ltd. had the opportunity to meet with Patrick Handley from Waterscapes Australia to speak about natural swim ponds. Natural swim ponds are chemical free swimming pools that use plant life to maintain the water quality. These swim ponds are an eco – friendly and sustainable alternative to chlorinated… Read more: Waterscapes Australia
  • Landscape Trades Design – Build issue magazine
    I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association for including me in the Landscape Trades Design – Build issue magazine. To access the digital version of the magazine please visit https://lnkd.in/eymbDscS