About Malinda

Working outdoors creating a peaceful and beautiful balance with art and nature is my favorite place to be.  I have owned and operated a landscape and garden design business for the past 25 years working extensively in commercial businesses in Newport County and other New England locations. 

I started in this business working with stone – designing patios, walkways, dry weave walls, Japanese gardens with Koi ponds, and container gardens; then began working in the hotel and restaurant community designing indoor tropical plantings, flower boxes, containers, and silk arrangements.  Consulting for hotel groups in New England and designing interior tropical plantings has also been a rewarding aspect of my business.
 
I have numerous weekly floral accounts in the Newport area which keeps my relationships with growers in New England strong year round.  I am honored to work with several local churches which I provide holiday décor and floral arrangements throughout the year. 
 
My clients include the City of Newport, Rhode Island, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Salve Regina University, Rodger Williams University, Eastern Resorts, Newport Hotel Group, The Atlantic Resort, Banisters Wharf, Wild Acre, The Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Newport Preservation Society, numerous restaurants, B & B’s, and hotels in Newport County.
 
As described, I have a solid niche in the landscape design community, but flower arranging is my passion.  Japanese flower arranging has brought peace and balance into my sometimes hectic life.  Over 20 years ago I incorporated floral design into my business and provide floral designs for many clients whose needs are as varied as weddings, intimate dinner parties for visiting dignitaries, fund-raising special events, and memorials.  I have an extensive collection of topiaries, containers, and flowering shrubs that are incorporated into our events and occasions as well.  By growing unique flowers in my gardens I am able to provide a floral design unlike most others.  I inspect, purchase, and arrange all of the flowers for our floral designs, and deliver them personally.