Our Story

Sugar and Spice Garden Center is the preferred destination in Provost, Alberta for all things gardening related. A success story of two local women with a passion for gardening and community.

Our History

Anita Carter and Brenda Lakevold are both locally born and raised residents of Provost, AB. The two started Sugar and Spice Garden Center back in 2005, and have seen many changes within the community and their business. Consumer trends and expectations for the local retail garden center have evolved, and both partners are pleased to accommodate their customer base, and the community. Anita and Brenda are proud to announce that they are moving to a new location in the Spring of 2021. This new location will will help Sugar and Spice Garden Center serve the needs of the community above what has been possible in the past.

Our Team

Anita Carter, Owner At Sugar & Spice Gift & Garden

Anita Carter


Anita Carter was born and raised in Provost, Alberta alongside her ten brothers and sisters. She has lived either in town or in the MD of Provost her entire life. Anita thoroughly enjoys the greenhouse business, working with trees, flowers, and the community. Possibly Anita's favorite part of the business though, is interacting with customers and helping them tackle their gardening challenges and achieving their desired goals.

Brenda Lakevold, Owner At Sugar & Spice Gift & Garden

Brenda Lakevold


Brenda was born and raised in Provost, Alberta and still lives nearby with her husband on the family farm. Their four children, and two grandchildren, are close by as well. Brenda's passion and love for gardening has been evident since she was a child. This passion followed her through life and led her to opening Sugar and Spice Garden Center in 2005. As a local to the Provost community, Brenda enjoys seeing so many familiar faces in the greenhouse each Spring. The fresh energy that the season brings, the bright colors of the new blooms, and the buzz of people coming in to browse brings Brenda a true sense of joy.