Vital Gardens, Lda is a Garden design landscape & garden maintenance company established in 2007 run by Jan L. Steenken located in Carvoeiro.

Jan Steenken was born in the Algarve, did his landscaping education in Germany from where he was taught hard landscaping, soft landscaping, garden design, knowledge of plants and materials, business administration etc.

After his 3 year course at a well known landscaping college and apprenticeship in Germany he worked for another 2 years at a German landscaping company.  Then he decided to work in Brisbane, Australia, where he also worked as a landscape gardener, learning more about different plants, materials, irrigation systems etc