25 February 2015


Head Gardener, Bellevue House National Historic Site

Kris Dimnik is going into her third season as the head gardener at Bellevue House National Historic Site in Kingston, Ontario. After studying landscape horticulture in Vancouver B.C. she moved to Ontario to put her farming studies into practice. After completing two internships on organic farms, she ran her own CSA farm business for two years on borrowed land. Finding her way back to the west coast, she gardened for the City of Vancouver at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Stanley Park and Sunset Nursery. Before moving back to the east cost to work at Bellevue House, she spent one year as the farm lead on a certified organic 40-acre fruit and vegetable operation in the Okanagan.

Most of Kris' travels are garden and plant related. This past summer she indulged her passion for Walled Kitchen Gardens and visited 7 gardens in 8 days, 5 of which were walled gardens, as she made her way from London to Edinburgh by train.  In February 2015, she traveled to Arizona to check out cacti in their natural habitat.