After studying ornamental horticulture at the ITA de Saint-Hyancinthe (1990-93), Julie worked on a variety of horticultural undertakings, including the Montréal Casino and the Grands Jardins Normandin.
Since 1997, she has worked in communications. Julie Boudreau is the editor of the Je Jardine guides for Éditions Practico-Pratiques and a television columnist for the programme Caféine on TQS. She has written numerous books, including the Guide des jardins à vister au Québec and Plantes grimpantes for Éditions Bertrand Dumont.
She writes for the magazine Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins on a regular basis. She has worked as a columnist for several television programmes, including Fleurs et Jardins on TVA and L’île de Gildor on Radio-Canada. Finally, she has been a host and columnist on CKAC 730.