About Us

It’s About Thyme is an award winning garden design, landscaping and maintenance company serving the Kitchener, Waterloo and Stratford areas since 1997.

We pride ourselves on our innovative planting designs and plant knowledge that only formal training coupled with extensive practical training can create.

From small residential to estate garden installations, rejuvenating existing landscapes,  or creating beautiful gardens from barn ruins, each design is unique to the site and to each client’s discerning taste.

Meet our Team

Melissa McKerlie – Owner

Melissa created It’s About Thyme Garden Design and Landscaping in 1997. Her post secondary education includes a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, and a diploma from the renowned Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture. This unique combination of theoretical and practical training has been the foundation for It’s About Thyme’s success.

Rob Jacob – Construction Foreman

Rob worked for It’s About Thyme in 2005 while completing the two year Horticulture Technician program at Fanshawe College. Rob continued his studies at the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture graduating Magna cum laude.

Jim Weber – Maintenance Foreman

Jim has been maintaining and creating beautiful landscapes across Canada for the past 25 years. He has worked in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and has recently returned to Kitchener-Waterloo. Jim has a keen eye for detail and a wide variety of expertise.

Elaine Tennent – Landscape Design Consultant

Elaine graduated with Melissa from the University of Guelph. She previously owned a landscape design and installation company and for the last several years has focused primarily on landscape design.

Work With Us

It’s About Thyme hires employees who enjoy working outdoors and have an interest in Horticulture. We strive to maintain a safe working environment and offer extensive hands on training through our company and Landscape Ontario. If you are interested in becoming part of our team please
contact us

ISC-LS-TrainingDid you know

All employees each spring undergo extensive safety training. We are pleased to say we have a 18 year accident free workplace (band-aids not included).