Tour leaders Kelly and John Schroeder own Valleybrook Gardens / Heritage Perennials—a well-known national nursery company headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia. While John manages the business, Kelly is a landscape designer and avid gardener. Their work together has been featured in newspapers and magazines and won multiple awards. Kelly's latest project is a French inspired ornamental vegetable garden providing food for body and soul. They are also keen travelers, having led tours and visited garden destinations on every continent. John and Kelly are also long-time members of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).