grow with your garden
I can help you make the most of your garden whether you are a new gardener or an old hand and enjoy the process to boot!
It doesn’t matter if you love to be fully ‘hands on’ or prefer to bring in some help to action the physical work - during the course of the year you will see real change to the garden and experience yourself gaining confidence as well as skills, knowledge and an ability to use the garden for your personal wellbeing.
Meeting each season makes it easy to see what’s needed next and to make plans to build on the previous seasons’ achievements. Throughout the process I offer design and gardening advice as well as encourage, support and help you keep on track.
The programme comprises five sessions of three hours over the course of the year.
get to the heart of it...
The first session - Get to the Heart of it - is a discovery session to assess what needs to happen to make the most of your garden within the time frame, energy and budget you have. We can also discuss what you’d like to achieve personally through the process if you’d like.
Together we set out a plan of action for the year and decide what you’d like to be getting on with before we meet again. If you need some professional landscaping or gardening help I will introduce someone. I’m available on email throughout the year when you need some support or have a question.
We meet again during each following season to reflect on what you have done since we last met and look at what the garden needs, in terms of planting or layout change, to fulfil its potential this season and going forward. We will also reflect on how the process has been for you so far and what you need to help you get what you want out of the process.
The programme can begin in any season and is designed to help you not only improve your garden but also gain awareness about yourself; what supports you personally and how to use both the garden and the seasons to enhance your wellbeing.
why work with me?
I have personal experience of the power that creating a garden has to support us. Not only does that space outside your door become useful and beautiful it is a place to go when things feel tricky, to ground, relax and calm. If you’re dealing with something traumatic your garden can offer healing and if you’re bitten by the bug it can be a new hobby - a life-enhancing occupation that is healthy as well as productive… Oh - and don’t get me started on the joys of Grow your Own!
Most people who work with gardens are either garden designers or gardeners. The former often do the whole thing for you and the latter do not usually have the design skills to lay it out or plant it well. Working with me you get the best of both worlds - I have an experienced design eye, as well as gardening knowledge and experience, and I love to collaborate.
find out more…
Contact me to explore how I can help you.
I live in South Oxfordshire and help garden owners feel the joy mainly around Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, The Cotswolds and West London.