"Something I try to bring with me every day is doing what I can do to make things better. It's hard not to do that from a place of fear – fear of climate change, fear of loss of diversity and what that means, etc. So I try to do it from a place of love. I love plants. I love what plants can do for people and what we can do for them, I love bees and butterflies and other pollinators, and I want all of these things to do well. I love being a good steward. This is where the name Hummingbird Gardens comes from. "

"Hummingbird Gardens owner Amanda Montgomery began cultivating her love of the land while volunteering at Richmond’s Tricycle Gardens. Fascinated by agriculture and food production, Montgomery landed in a food studies graduate program, and later worked as the garden education coordinator at the Weinstein JCC, which led to her business: providing restaurants with herbs and edible flowers."

What inspires you?

"Other female business owners, being outside, being in the garden with the kids at school (seriously, this rocks), and dreaming up collaboration ideas with my other friends that own businesses."

Other features include: Happy Hour with Hummingbird Gardens (Belle Isle Craft Spirits), The Buzz Behind Hummingbird Gardens (Big Spoon Co.), Logo Design Profile by Copper Note, Holiday Gift Guide by The Richmond Experience, The Magic of Hummingbird Gardens (Plants & Their People).