About Tonic

Stress less with plant prescriptions from our experts—we are here to help you nurture creativity and wellness indoors and out. Plant care is self care, and we make it easy.

We’re a team of plant-passionate people cultivating our lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Collectively, we are Plant Moms to over 150 healthy houseplants, are constantly tending over a dozen home gardens, and, together, we help others transform their surroundings with greenery and growth.

who we are.

We’re all about growing greener, more creative spaces and bringing modern homes and business alive. With a focus on interior plant design and maintenance, custom container gardening, and full-service garden support, we simplify the art and science of designing with nature.

what we do.

We love designing thriving plantscapes that make the world a little more beautiful. We’re proud to share our passion and experience to help you pick the right plants for the right environment, satisfying your cravings for greener, more inspiring spaces.

why we do it.

Our Founder.

Gardening is Racquel’s medicine. From her earliest years growing dahlias and green beans with her grandfather Ray to her first job in a neighborhood garden center at 14, she discovered that spending time with plants and soil invigorated her physically and mentally. After over a decade working in the garden industry and a degree in environmental design from the University of Minnesota, she founded Tonic Plantscape Design in 2017 to help spread the medicine of surrounding ourselves with nature. When Racquel isn’t gardening you can find her camping, cooking her harvest, snowboarding, interior decorating, and studying herbal medicine. 

Racquel Wakefield

Meet the team.

Passionate about nurturing living things—from over 100 houseplants to her two dogs, Murphy and Pancho—Alanna heads up Tonic’s interior plant design and maintenance. Each week, you’ll find her popping around town visiting every clients’ plantscapes to ensure they are healthy and thriving. With a background in the music industry, Alanna also brings the dopest playlists to all of Tonic’s gardening projects. 

Alanna Maloney

Interior plant designer and maintenance manager 

Love plants? We’re looking to grow our crew!

Kind words from our rad clients

“The Tonic team is simply wonderful to work with and has made our gardens look more beautiful than we could have imagined! They are thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable, and responsive—their work is a perfect mix of what looks beautiful, what fits best in a specific area, and what works within the budget.”

“Racquel and her team are AMAZING!!! We had wanted some greenery in our home for a while but didn't know where to start. Racquel walked through all our living spaces with us and helped us envision what the space could look like with a few plant options in each room. The results were amazing and they've completely transformed the vibe in all our living spaces! I recommend her team to everyone looking to add houseplants to your home.”

“The Tonic team possesses an artistry like no other. Every project they work on has aesthetic design that is eye-catching, full of energy, and is soothing to the eye. Their vast knowledge allows them to choose plants that will meet the needs and ability level of any client. Through these gifts, I am now an exceptionally good ‘plant mama’ and am honestly addicted to being surrounded by so much plant life. It’s truly shifted my whole home and being. I have Tonic to thank for that.”

Let’s bring your vision to life