FOUNDER, SPEAKER, WRITER + MEDIA PERSONALITY
Ardice is the founder and creative mind behind Ardice + Co., as well as a public speaker and advocate for the special needs community.
Growing up among the tall pines of the Pacific Northwest to currently living nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch, Ardice's love of nature runs deep. She believes that building a strong connection to the world around her keeps her grounded and filled with purpose and enthusiastically shares this gift in her community.
She is passionate about giving her time and talents to help others. As the parent of a special needs child, she has devoted nearly two decades to the support of the special needs community. She has had the esteemed honor of speaking for the National Ability Center, as well as being featured on the Today Show. She is currently serving as the chair of the Special Needs Committee for Utah's own Uplift Families organization.
Ardice's goal is to provide a peaceful place suitable for the multifaceted needs of her community, but also a space that encourages all of her daughters to play their own special roles in building a legacy that gives them pride and purpose for generations to come.
What I Do
My vision for Ardice + Co. was to create a welcoming space for people, of all ages and gardening experiences, to form deeper connections through the boundless joy that nature has to offer.
I am always thinking of ways to ensure a sense of community through my business. My commitment to community includes working with local small businesses and entrepreneurs to host events and cultivate the loving, supportive community I believe we all deserve.
Ardice + Co. is more than just gardening, it's a tool for fostering connection, healing, and joy.
What is Generational Gardening?
Gardening has been a well-loved hobby in my family for many generations. I have found so much fulfillment in passing my love and knowledge of gardening on to my own children, much the way my mother and grandparents did for me. It is truly a remarkable gift to share this with others. It is not just a hobby, but a tool that can be utilized in many different ways and for a variety of tastes. It allows us to both physically and emotionally connect to the world around us. The ability to a tiny sapling grow into a strong, beautiful tree is so symbolic of the way we, as humans and families, grow and pass on our greatest strengths and knowledge from generation to generation.
All in the Family
Ardice lives in Alpine with her three wonderfully energetic daughters, her husband, two adorable garden buns, and the most loveable furry Barbet, Mr. Summit. When she's not busy with her family or her business, you can find her dabbling in anything related to her love of architecture, planning exciting family adventures, or playing host to creative and wonderful family gatherings.
Ardice + Co. Garden
Ardice's mind filled with all the wonderous possibilities of ways her garden could grow, but there were three ideas that she continued to come back to - a children's garden for inspiring the curious and playful, a learning garden where we can teach and learn from one another, and a heart garden where the mind, body, and spirit can find peace and healing. It was very important to her that these three areas of the garden each be as unique and special as those who enter it. You will see for yourself just how much care and love has been poured into making each of these spaces remarkable.
A garden of wonder where a child's imagination can dream away.
A garden of sharing that cultivates the connection of learning together.
A garden where the heart can be inspired to rest and heal.