Christmas Floral Expert
Marna Praill, Grounds Superintendent and Head Gardener, celebrates her 32nd anniversary with Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge this year. Her career began in the kitchen and moved to the Grounds department, where she spent many seasons in the Floral Shop. She moved up from there, spending 4 years as Assistant Grounds Superintendent before being promoted to Superintendent. Marna has been a part of Christmas in November for over 25 years - decorating the Signature Cabins for the holiday season, bringing in festive plants and flowers for The Main Lodge and overseeing the huge job of decorating the 20 foot Christmas trees in The Great Hall & Beauvert Dining Room.
Over the years, Marna has even had the pleasure of creating flower arrangements for Queen Elizabeth II, who was wowed by the beautiful bouquets designed for her and placed throughout Outlook Cabin. Marna and her team continue to provide wedding flowers for guests, she has been featured in Bridal Fantasy Magazine more than once. Starting new trends in the Hotel like growing organic micro-greens, organic herbs for the herb garden, fresh herbs for The Emerald Lounge and ORSO Trattoria. Her work doesn’t end there, she also oversees our 900 acres of grounds, operating a greenhouse, all outdoor flower displays, and special projects, all while presenting at Christmas in November and other signature packages here at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.