Marc Thoma, Tranquil Gardener in British Columbia

Name: Marc ThomaMarc Thoma Tranquil Gardener

Interests and Passions: growing vegetables and fruit, growing flowers and beautifying the garden, outdoor construction, sustainability, model railroading, renewable energy sources, battery electric vehicles

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Website: Tranquil Garden

Marc is an immigrant from Germany (many, many years ago) that has been actively gardening for over 15 years, growing many vegetables, fruit and flowers.

He started off trying to garden on a patio at the first apartment he rented with mixed success. When he bought his first house, he finally had an actual garden and started growing his own vegetables, fruit and flowers successfully.

A few years later when he and his wife decided to move, the unique selling point of their new house was an extensive vegetable garden, greenhouse and established fruit “orchard”. They fell in love with the place and have worked on and off making small improvements. Life got very busy with the birth of their daughter in 2013 and some parts of the garden didn’t get much attention.

At the start of 2017, Marc finally had time to focus on his garden’s aesthetics more and built new cedar raised vegetable beds and compost. He put more effort into growing vegetables and his family had the best year ever, eating lots of produce from their garden.

In the spring of 2017, he decided to share his passion for gardening with others and started the Tranquil Garden blog and website at

On this blog, Marc shares simple ideas to create a more tranquil garden, a place where someone can relax and get away from the stresses of daily life. A place where food is grown organically and in aesthetic pleasing ways.

He has published the signature Tranquil Garden eBook covering 25 ideas to create a tranquil garden. And has many other eBook ideas in the works.

Connect with Marc:

Tranquil Garden on Twitter

Tranquil Garden on Instagram

Tranquil Garden on Facebook

Tranquil Garden on Pinterest