WELCOME TO JOY US garden
We are here to inspire you! Our website, blog, Facebook page, You Tube channel and newsletter are filled with beautiful photos, tips and ideas to visually stimulate and help you get your creative groove on.
We’re a company based in the garden-lush seaside city of Santa Barbara, California which is inspired by nature every day. Founded in 2010 by Nell Foster, a professional gardener and lover of beauty and style when she realized that every gardener deserves to feel as gorgeous as her most beloved blossoms.
Our products include a line of stylish and sturdy accessories for the savvy woman gardener and more things soon to come!
ABOUT NELL FOSTER
Nell Foster, the founder of Joy Us, grew up on a small farm in Connecticut’s picturesque Litchfield County. She started gardening at a very young age and a home greenhouse kept her “in the dirt” even in the snowy winter months. “I love looking at gardens and I love being in the garden… it’s in my blood.” Nell graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Landscape and Environmental Horticulture. Her horticultural career has taken her from the East Coast to the West – from Boston and New York City to San Francisco and Santa Barbara. She has been employed as an herb propagator, interior landscaper and nursery salesperson. She was owner of Nell Foster Designs in San Francisco for 16 years installing and maintaining residential landscapes as well designing and installing commercial Christmas displays. Nell also worked on the Annual Macy’s Flower Show in San Francisco and the Marshall Field’s Flower Show in Chicago. Inspired by nature and all things creative, for Nell, environmentalism is a passion. Along with keeping busy with Joy Us, she also volunteers for various causes. You’ll often find her in her organic, drought-tolerant garden in Santa Barbara or traveling the world looking for inspiration.
Lucy handles all of the visual communications for Joy Us garden. The format for the website, newsletter, blog, videos, photographs, social media sites and ads goes through her computer first. California is now her home but she originally hails from Uruguay which is the second smallest country in South America. She holds two bachelors degrees in Communications and Film from Uruguayan universities. As a visual artist, her work has been exhibited in the US, South America, Europe and Russia. She loves to share information in all different media whether it is writing, graphic, videos or photos. At Joy Us garden she gets to combine this passion with her other one: nature. She answers Nell’s cries of technical frustration with a smile and ease – the business couldn’t function without her! Whenever she is away from her computer, she can be found running, surfing or hiking.