Dave Maciulis

Graduate of Horticulture Technician, 1991

Dave Maciulis’ horticultural career was almost over before it started. At 20 years old, he was injured on the job and suffered 12 months of excruciating pain. Recognizing that his days of hard labour landscaping were over, Maciulis focused on landscape design.

Through business acumen and a natural ability to build relationships, he created Natural Landscape Group that provides custom design, project development, online design and eco-landscaping. He publishes Natural Landscape, Canada’s only outdoor design and lifestyle magazine and is an in-demand speaker for industry events, radio and television.

Dave mentors students, encourages colleagues and is a generous community supporter. Niagara College nominated Dave for a 2014 Premier’s Award in the Creative Arts & Design category. Dave was a 2015 Convocation speaker for the School of Environment & Horticulture and the School of Media & Design.