My name is Jada Hooks. I am the owner of Jada’s Garden, LLC, established in 2012.
I graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree, emphasizing International Agriculture, Natural Resources and Fruits and Vegetables. My early work experience focused on native plants in prairies, wetlands and woodlands. I then worked in a large greenhouse on the east coast for several years. There I had hands-on experience in the propagation of perennials and small shrubs. Upon my return to the Midwest, I spent five years as perennial plant manager for a large Madison greenhouse. This experience enhanced my knowledge of houseplants, small shrubs and trees.
My strong work ethic can be accredited to growing up and working on a small dairy and pig farm in southwest Wisconsin. Our farm supported large gardens for both my mother and grandmother. I grew up loving the land and learning as I helped plant, maintain and harvest both food and flowers.
Jada’s Garden offers year round garden maintenance as well as seasonal container design. I specialize in sourcing high quality plant material and general cleanup and garden rehabilitation, including design work.
My home is in southwestern Wisconsin, where I live with my husband and daughter in the rural beauty of the Blue Mounds hills. In 2017 we opened up our full service retail greenhouse and gift shop, a true labor of love.
Please be sure to visit the greenhouse and see all the classes and events we will be offering in 2018. Make your own hypertufa, intro to succulents and air plants, and sandcastle leaf art are several of the new offerings this year. We will be opening for the season on April 21st.