The dedicated and close-knit team at Boreal Bioscapes creates one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces using sustainable practices, extensive horticultural knowledge and artistic design principles. We are committed to providing you with creative gardens and landscapes of impeccable quality.

"Thank you again for all your hard work. We received many compliments on the garden and people have certainly mentioned how wonderful it looks!"

- Karen Vezina


Meet our Team

Boreal Bioscapes founder Claire Kaufman is an Alaskan Master Gardener with over 15 years of design, horticulture and project management experience.

Claire is is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and has trained under prominent British designer Duncan Heather. Claire has worked in both the commercial and non-profit garden sectors, along with instructing college-level courses in soil science.

Claire presently serves as Board of Directors President at the Alaska Botanical Garden. When she is not busy working with clients, Claire enjoys experimenting with new plants and techniques in her own garden.

Head Gardener Leslie Hately is a Master Gardener with a lifelong passion for gardening. She draws experience from time spent in retail nursery sales, with the Anchorage horticulture department, and working on organic farms and as free-lance gardener in Anchorage.


Leslie finds it deeply rewarding to observe how organic gardening practices mimic nature’s proven design. She looks forward to deepening her understanding of organic practices as they apply to each unique Anchorage garden.

Gardener Jason Wareham has over five years of gardening experience, combined with an environmental science degree from UAA.


He has expertise in the areas of pruning, fertilizing and pest management.


Jason loves to be outside and has a passion for growing plants both edible and ornamental.

With an Associate of Applied Science in Small Farm Production and years of experience developing 

community market gardens for the non-profit sector, Gardener Melody Price brings a passion for growing food and a love of plants that goes back further than she can remember. 


As a new transplant to Anchorage, Melody is looking forward to increasing her knowledge of native perennials and being a productive member of the team. Her favorite aspect of gardening is soil maintenance and attentive plant care.