Who is Tigrilla Gardenia?

Tigrilla Gardenia

Fascinated by nature since her earliest memories, Tigrilla Gardenia turned that passion into her vocation. Her journey started in a polyethnic childhood, led to the corporate world via RealNetworks and Microsoft, co-owner of a circus, alternative dance culture, and a stint touring with the ever-inventive Cirque du Soleil. Currently, as an inspirational speaker and Ambassador for Damanhur Spiritual EcoCommunity, she takes her expertise in electronics and sound and advocates for a greater nature connection and sustainability awareness via Music of the Plants.

Her journey brought her to the awareness that there is a place where all of us can use our talents to create lasting change. In order to help everyone find that place, she holds to six personal tenets: follow your passion, find your community, empathize, choose experience over objects, don’t let challenges—personal or otherwise—stand in your way, and turn ideas into action. She believes a world co-created by humans and plants would be filled with unconditional love and unlimited abundance.

Tigrilla Gardenia has connected with thousands of trees as part of Damanhur’s “Global Tree Network.” She invites people to follow her at #natureinthecity, as well as become involved with other projects such as Badass Goddess, SelfGrail, Infinite Connections, and Scientific Storytelling—and to create their own projects. Only by bringing ourselves into better connection with nature and plants and animals can we create healthy, happy, sustainable lives, not only for ourselves but everything else with which we share this amazing world.

For Tigrilla, daily life and her passionate research are inextricably linked. She hopes to inspire that in you, too.



  • Global EcoVillage Network Europe Conference, Schweibenalp, Switzerland – June 2013 – Workshop Presenter
Sonica Reloaded, Naples, Italy – August 2013 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Building Sustainable Communities, Jacksonville, Florida, USA – December 2013 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Living Consciously, Miami, Florida, USA – December 2013 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Searching for Urban Songlines, CERES Environment Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 2014 – Teacher
  • Rainbow Serpent Gathering, Lexton, Australia – January 2014 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Evolver Social Movement Spore, Melbourne, Australia – January 2014 – Tea
  • Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK – May 2014 – Exhibitor
  • The One Show with Julie Andrews and Ian McKellen, London, UK – May 2014 – with the Plants
  • Plant Consciousness, London, UK – October 2014 – Guest Speaker
  • Royal Horticultural Society Plant and Potato Fair London, UK – February 2015 – Exhibitor and Workshop Presenter
  • Alternatives, London, UK – 23 February 2015 – Guest Speaker
  • Damanhur Modena, Italy – March 2015 – Guest Speaker
  • Planta Plant Show, Palacio Boadillo, Spain – April 2015 – Guest Speaker and Exhibitor
  • Buddha Bag, Dublin, Ireland – 7 May 2015 – Guest Speaker
  • Gateways of the Mind, Dublin, Ireland – May 2015 – Guest Speaker
  • Floraart, Zagreb, Croatia – May 2015 – Exhibitor
  • Damanhur in Florida, New Beginnings Wellness Center, Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA – October 2015 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Krop sind ånd, Copenhagen, Denmark – February 2016 – Guest Speaker and Exhibitor
  • Oser la Fraternité, Les Karellis, France – May 2016 – Workshop Presenter and Exhibitor
  • L’Associazione “fra il cuore e la mente”, Valle Strona, Italy – May 2016 – Guest Speaker
  • Музиката на Растенията – презентация, концерт и курс, Sofia, Bulgaria – June 2016 – Guest Speaker and Teacher
  • Heart and Mind Festival, London, UK – September 2016 – Guest Speaker and Panelist
  • British Flower and Vibrational Essences Gathering , Kegworth, UK – March 2017 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Divine Transformation – Damanhur in Miami, Florida – April 2017 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Kansainvälinen Taianomainen Luonto-ja Vesitapahtuma, Mäntyharju, Finland – May 2017 – Guest Speaker
  • Communication with the Plant World, Damanhur, Italy – June 2017 – Instructor
  • Green Culture Forum, Montenegro – June 2017 – Guest Speaker and Workshop Presenter
  • Being Gathering, Idanha-a-nova, Portugal – June/July 2017 – Guest Speaker
  • Communication with the Plant World, Damanhur, Italy – July 2017 – Instructor
  • Spiral Potluck Picnic, Miami, Florida – July 2017 – Presenter
  • Discover Interspecies Music by Plants and Humans, Miami, Florida – July 2017 – Guest Speaker
  • Interspecies Music and Co-Creation with the Plant World, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – July 2017 – Guest Speaker




Additional appearances and events available upon request.


Tigrilla is available for keynote speaking engagements, conferences, workshops and interviews. For booking information, contact her.