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Cottonwood Holistic is a human powered ecological gardening business. As a Certified Horticulturist with over 22 years of experience, Jen Kovach creates and maintains beautiful gardens through an ecological lens.

Through sustainable practices, Jen uses local indigenous, deer resistant and drought tolerant plants with a priority for those that attract and provide food for wildlife. Integrating over 15 years of plant medicine wisdom and experience, Jen is able to create apothecary and therapeutic gardens for clients specific needs.

Cottonwood Holistic uses hand tools to prune fruit trees, shrubs and hedges. No gas powered tools are used which frees up time for summer pruning when gas powered tools are prohibited on the southern gulf islands.

Rates and availability: Due to poor cell reception on the islands, it’s best to email with questions regarding rates and availability at The 2023 season marks the beginning of our expansion to other nearby gulf islands and beyond!

Cottonwood Holistic Horticulture is based on Galiano Island BC which is the shared, asserted, and unceded traditional territories of the Penelakut, Lamalcha, and Hwlitsum First Nations, the shared, asserted, and ceded traditional territories of the Tsawwassen First Nation and other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples.

Unfortunately our Instagram was hacked a year ago and we are not in control of it anymore. The name was changed only slightly but if you’d enjoy a visual tour of our previous work, please visit it until we create a new one 🙂 search 01cottonwood.holistic on Instagram


  • ecological landscape design + installation
  • summer + winter fruit tree pruning
  • flowering small tree, shrub and hedge pruning
  • garden consultation + coaching
  • monthly + seasonal garden maintenance

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