Tori was born and raised in Colorado Springs, surrounded by nature from a young age. She developed a deep love for plants as a child, learning first about trees from her father who was an arborist. After graduating high school, Tori began working as a gardener around Colorado Springs. She spent the following years absorbing any information that she could about plants of all kinds. Tori lived for a year in Paonia, CO, working on an organic orchard and experiencing the small farm town. Once moving to Denver in 2015, she began working in the interior plant care industry where she spent two years. Preferring to work in an outdoor setting, she was thrilled to join the Lane Gardens team. She achieved her Colorado Master Gardener Certification in 2018 and looks forward to continuing to grow her knowledge and love of plants.
Plants and soil have from an early age played a pivotal role in shaping Christina’s life. From working in her mother’s garden as a child to delving into an inner city school program designed to teach children how to grow organic fruits and vegetables, getting her hands dirty is what she loves. While helping to create curriculum for the Edible Schoolyard in St. Petersburg, FL, Christina earned her bachelors in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College. While living in Florida, Christina pursued organic agriculture in a local farm setting, propelling her move to Colorado. Upon moving west, Christina worked at several different organic farms in the Boulder area, as well as a few seasons in Northern California, learning about the diverse ecosystems. She completed her Colorado Master Gardeners Certification in 2018 and is looking forward to further her knowledge in the field with Lane Gardens.
Alison started her career as a greenhouse grower in Missouri after graduating college in 1998 at William Woods University, where she studied Design and Equestrian Science. In 2001, she moved to Colorado to be close to the Rocky Mountains. After many years in the green industry, she found her true passion working as a residential gardener directly with homeowners making their landscapes healthy, colorful, and well designed. In 2006, she branched out on her own to start Lane Gardens. Alison is a certified Colorado Master Gardener and is currently working on her Landscape Technician Certification in Ornamental Landscape Plants through the ALCC. Alison also enjoys urban farming at her Baker neighborhood home where she tends her vegetable garden and chickens. Alison also enjoys riding her horse, Poppy at Cottonwood Riding Club on weekends.
Alison Lane Eastland
Maggie’s roots are buried deep in Colorado, descended from several generations of native farmers and teachers- she knows this state from the soil to the climate to the people. She grew up walking the neighborhoods and trails in Denver with her mother, learning to identify plants, trees and wildlife. After spending several years in the hospitality industry in Denver and in Vail, she returned to those roots. In 2014, she began to pursue a degree in horticulture at Front Range Community College while working at a local tree farm and plant nursery gaining knowledge and experience with plant propagation. She then began gardening professionally and discovered a passion for transforming outdoor spaces. Maggie joined Lane Gardens in 2018 and completed her Colorado Master Gardener Certification in 2019. She is looking forward to expanding her skills while creating beautiful, sustainable and healthy landscapes for our clients. In her free time Maggie enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors with her son Alex.