About Us

Learn how we got started and meet our team

Our Story

Margaret Valley was born in Kelowna, BC, in the spring of 2019, with Sam at the head of the operation. It all started with Sam and one employee (along with occasional assistance from her family).

Since then, it has grown into a multi-employee business with an ever-growing network of local companies. Sam and her family are still at the core of Margaret Valley operations as it continues to grow and branch out to other avenues such as Margaret Valley Design.


Our Name

Margaret Valley is named after Sam’s late grandmother, Margaret, whom Sam adopted her love of plants from at a very early age. The Valley comes from the Okanagan Valley, where Margaret Valley was created.

How We Got Started

Sam was inspired to start her own landscaping business after she had worked in the industry for a few years. During that time, she realized how other companies chose to run their business, and she saw a gap in the industry that she could fill perfectly. Margaret Valley was created to help break the stigma of what a landscaping company should look like. It is a woman-founded and run business that strives to empower women in all walks of life to do whatever inspires them, even if it doesn’t fit into the society’s standards.

pink hoodie

You can’t miss the team on a nice day, they are always rocking bright pink uniforms! 

Meet the Team

Meet the highly talented all-female (and Brian) team behind Margaret Valley Landscaping.

Sam Ulasy


Margaret Valley owner Sam Ulsay

Sam graduated from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a diploma in horticulture. From there she took her plant knowledge to a garden center where she honed in on her plant knowledge before joining a landscaping company. After three years at the landscaping company, Sam was inspired to create Margaret Valley. Sam felt that she had skills and knowledge that she could use to build her own landscape business that would set her apart from the existing companies. Her combination of creativity and attention to detail creates an exceptional outcome for all of her projects. 

Sam has always had a love for plants, from a young age she took an interest in all the different varieties of plants and the amount of life and beauty they add to a space. Sam has always had an artistic and creative side which she utilizes when designing gardens and displays for all of her clients.  

PW Proven Winners

Sam is the first ever Canadian designated as a Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional!

When Sam isn’t in business mode, you can often still find her in the garden or her jungle of house plants! The few moments you find her away from her plants, she is often spending time outside with her boyfriend, family, and friends.  


Margaret Valley Design Founder

Chloe - Margaret Valley Designs

Chloe is the creative mind behind Margaret Valley Design. Chloe is the sweetest soul with a naturally nurturing personality. Like Sam, Chloe has always had a love for plants and the art of gardening and enjoys creating planters with her sister!

When Chloe is not designing and installing planters and displays, she is working as an RN at Kelowna General Hospital or Kelowna Hospice Centre. She has also been a traveling Nurse in Africa numerous times and continues to expand her knowledge and experience in anyway she can. We are truly grateful for her.

Check out Margaret Valley Design’s Instagram account to see her beautifully crafted planters and bouquets!



Sara from Margaret Valley Landscaping

Sarah is our ray of sunshine both on and off site.

Sarah Joined Margaret Valley in 2022 and quickly became a very important part of our team. Sarah is the hardest worker we have ever had with the best attitude, which makes even the most unpleasant jobs so much fun!

She is originally from New Zealand and her love for learning and hard work is unmatched, she is a real force to be reckoned with.

Sarah is a mother to 3 amazing children and loves to spend her extra time outdoors or on the ski hill with her family!


Business Manager

Emma started with Margaret Valley Landscaping in 2021 and did a season with Sam getting her hands dirty and learning all the different aspects of the business. In 2022 she moved into her role as business manager and has not looked back! Emma’s organization and passion for business development is a balance for Sam’s creative mind. Together they make a great pair navigating how to develop Margaret Valley into all of its potential.  

When Emma is not working or brainstorming with Sam, you can probably find her with her animals or travelling and exploring new places! 



Deb is our jack of all trades! Whatever needs to be done she can do! Deb is Sam’s mom and everyone’s mom at work. She is an incredible asset to our team and works harder than anyone we know. She has been the backbone to Margaret Valley and we are so grateful to have her working with us! When Deb is not working for Margaret valley, she still finds a way to keep busy with endless projects and spending time with her girls. 



Brian is Sam’s dad, our 1-800 handyman & our go to guy who helps us with renovations and all of the behind the scenes that goes into Margaret Valley. He is the rock that holds us together and we are so grateful to have him! When Brian isn’t working, he loves to ride his side by side in the backwoods of beautiful British Columbia, as well as swing a club on the golf course! 

Cedar Bear


We cannot forget about Cedar! Cedar is Sam’s mini golden doodle who often joins the team on site as the “supervisor.” Cedar loves sticks, long walks on the beach, and his Margaret Valley girls! Cedar keeps team morale high; we couldn’t do it without him! 


Join Our Team!

We are looking for creative, hard working, and positive-minded landscapers to join our incredible team!

Send us your resume and tell us about yourself, we’d love to meet you.

What our clients say

“I hired Sam and Margaret Valley Landscaping 2 years ago and haven’t looked back. She is knowledgeable, has a can-do attitude, is professional and punctual, as is her team. She has done both maintenance and mini updates to our yard and it’s never looked better!” 

Gillian Hughes

Be Enchanted By Our Margaret Valley Design Instagram

PW Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional

Sam is a designated Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional, the first one ever in Canada!

Awards & Interviews


Kelowna Now

Best Landscaper

best landscaper in Kelowna logo - gold 2023


2020 | 2021 | 2022| 2023

Kelowna Now

Best Young Entrepreneur Under 40

best landscaper in Kelowna logo - gold 2023



Kelowna Now

Best Young Entrepreneur Under 40


2020 | 2021 | 2022

Central Okanagan’s A-List Winner

2022 | 2023

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce



View or read some of Sam’s interviews from local organizations about her incredible journey and where she sees herself going next.

Are you ready to bring your dream garden to life?