About Us

Natural Themes is a business rooted in the principle of “Nature knows best”. Beate Heissler, sole proprietor of the business, uses her knowledge of the natural environment and eighteen years of experience in outdoor education to help people understand local ecology and the importance of incorporating native plants into our gardens. Demonstration gardens in Frankford, Ontario show woodland, meadow, succession field and wetland communities. A plant nursery on site assures a constant supply of native plant species well adapted for the yard you would like to naturalize.

To recreate a natural area in your yard, it helps to understand how natural communities work. Tours are available on request.

Species and availability of native plants are dependent on seed collection, plant propagation, and availability of plant materials from suppliers. Most plants are propagated on site from seeds, by division, or cuttings. Some are removed locally from areas being developed or cultivated. No plants are taken from the wild.