About Us

Shelly Christie

Since a very young age, Shelly Christie has had a special love for nature and growing things with her mom and grandma at her side. She didn’t realize how big of a role it would play during her adult life. After 10 years in the corporate world as a marketing professional, she turned her passion for gardening into a new career.

When Shelly started tending gardens for others, she realized there was a need in the landscaping arena not only for customized fine design, but also for the understanding of central Wisconsin growing conditions and the plants that thrive here. Shelly went on to study landscaping and design. In 2005, she started Graziano Gardens LLC, a landscape design, installation and maintenance business focusing primarily on specialty design and maintenance of gardens. She’s now been designing and taking care of unique properties for over a decade.

After years of landscape work, Shelly expanded Graziano Gardens and opened a destination garden center in 2014. With the support of her husband Scott, she took her passion to a new level. Sharing gardening and plant knowledge with those who also love the experience is her desire. The country setting includes several demonstration gardens that continue to expand. Graziano Garden Center is also the home for unique daylilies hybridized by the well-known Darrel Apps. Dedicated to creating a special place to find plants, from those tried-n-true to the hard-to-find gems, Shelly hopes everyone will join her in ‘Sharing the Experience’ of gardening with a creative and artistic twist.

Shelly, Scott and their two sons, Sam & Jon live in Waupaca, WI. Their passion for old homes is seen in the historic Christie House that they lovingly restored. The gardens at the home serve as trial gardens for Shelly and the business.

Customized Garden Designs

What We Believe

We believe that customized, fine garden design and exceptional customer service are the primary ingredients for spectacular gardens and the most intimate outdoor living experiences.

We believe that getting to know you is the key to rapport and long-lasting relationships. Understanding your parameters, your goals, your passions and your dreams help create exceptional gardens that set you apart from the rest.

We believe that providing the best solutions for every unique situation is the recipe for your success and ultimately your satisfaction.

Proven Gardening Results

What Sets Us Apart

  • Detailed, artistic designs and exceptional customer service – at the garden center or your site.
  • Wide selection in plant offering including annuals, exotics, natives, perennials, trees and shrubs.
  • Plants that are tried and true, proven workhorses that complement the focal points but carry the garden.
  • Detailed estimates, work orders and contracts for landscape projects.

Garden Center, Design and Maintenance!

What We Do

  • Garden Center, Display Gardens, Garden Art & Products
  • Design & Consultation
  • Project Management & Installation
  • Assistance with Zoning Issues, Permits and Mitigation

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Get Started With Your Garden

How to Get Started

Come visit us at the Garden Center!  We’d love to help you select the right plants for your site and project.  For landscaping projects, contact Shelly so she can determine your goals and answer your questions.  A short on-site visit, free of charge, can be arranged and detailed estimates for design services, plant selections and installations can be provided.