Jacquie Leavy founded Ground Up in 2010. She moved to Geneva over 20 years ago from the UK. Originally an IT specialist in the private banking sector, her enthusiasm for plants and gardening led her to study horticulture with the Royal Horticultural Society. She eventually left IT - taking a big pay cut - and gained invaluable experience working for a paysagiste in Geneva for 4 years before going on to establish Ground Up.
Her colleage, Robert Heslip, moved to Geneva in 2011 from Ireland. He has an honours degree in Horticulture from Dublin and over 15 years experience in designing and making gardens. You can visit Robert's own web-site at
Our latest addition to the team is Cedric Aquilon, a fully qualified paysagiste.
In addition, we regularly work with affiliated companies, many of whom are english speaking, to ensure a complete and comprehensive service.