About us

Wall Flower Studio - handcrafted apothecary productsOwner Karen Sloan, is a garden designer and artist. She worked as horticultural assistant at the Toronto Botanical Garden and has 15 + years experience as a floral designer.

Wall Flower Studio offers locally made, organic apothecary & culinary products, plus many other gifts from the garden!

Karen creates living art through her wall gardens, terrariums, succulent gardens, offers gift baskets, organic seeds, fairy gardens, air plants and more!

Rosik propertyGarden Design

Karen feels that each space is influenced by her client’s needs and desires. Plant choice appropriate to location and the soil structure is also key. Karen balances this with an appreciation seasonal change, mature plant form, colour, site exposure and  light.

Karen has experience sourcing and maintaining plant material. She is also well versed in living wreaths, topiary, terrariums and creating custom container gardens.
To view samples of her work, please visit: Flickr (or) Houzz

Wall Flower Studio - Store opening June 2014Memberships and Associations

  •  Canadian Organic Growers
  •  Seeds of Diversity
  •  North America Native Plant Society
  •  Canadian Wildlife Federation
  •  Minden & District Horticultural Society
  •  Arts and Letters Club of Toronto (Past member)
  •  Haliburton Arts Council

Karen offers horticultural and art related workshops/presentations locally and regionally.

Past workshops:

  •  “Easy Exotic Floral Design” Public Seminar – CNE (Exhibition Place) 2003
  •  “Container Gardening” – City of Toronto—Held at various public community centre’s. 2003
  • “Using Native Plants in the Urban Garden” 2003
  • “Creating a Pollinator Garden”2003
  • “Succulents in the Rock Garden” 2002
  • “Heirloom Plants: Saving and Reviving Lost Treasures” – 2004
  • Making Seed Balls – Guerrila Gardening! 2009
  • Heirloom Gardening; The Politics of Plants – 2010
  • Dried flowers and herbs – Gifts from the Garden – Minden Horticulture Society 2011
  • Coboconk Horticultural Society – Container Gardening – 2012
  • Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society – Saving Heirloom seeds – 2012
  • Haliburton – Terrarium workshop – Dovetail Interiors – 2013
  •  Garden Club of Toronto
  • The Milne House Garden Clubaromatherapy infused flowers
  • The Minden Horticultural Society
  • The Toronto Botanical Garden
  • The Norland Hort. Society
  • The Canadian National Exhibition
  • Various Toronto community centres
  • The Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society
  • Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society
  • The Art Hive
  • The Rails End Gallery

Karen’s Art – Paintings, murals and Papier-mache sculpture

A chair with a view - Karen SloanKaren has painted professionally for 20 years. Her Wall Flower Studio was at first out of her home as a participating member of the Haliburton County Studio Tour from 2005 – 2011

Karen has sold 800 + paintings and Papier-mache sculptures during her career. Her work is collected world wide, and she continues to show her work in galleries across North America.

Wall Flower Studio has been independently owned and operated  by Karen since 2004.

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