I grew up in Yorkshire…
Dad grew vegetables and fruit at the end of our garden and my mother used to wander out to collect raspberries for breakfast in her dressing gown. Ours was a home in which the arts and aesthetics mattered and creativity was encouraged. My mother was an artist.
Though I didn't know it at the time this environment was fertile soil in which to grow my life-long love of plants and creating spaces for living.
joyous and life affirming
Growthfully combines my passion for creating gardens with my love of working with people, and is a dream come true.
Introducing others to the absolute joy of growing and combining plants in a way that is pleasing, and creating wonderful, atmospheric living spaces for all year round enjoyment, feels a very joyous and life-affirming thing to be doing.
a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD)
I have worked with dozens of garden owners to help them make the most of their valuable outdoor space.
grow with your garden
I am passionate about passing on the love of gardens and plants that has supported me both physically and emotionally in my own life.
My work as a previously accredited BACP psychotherapist inspires my commitment to empowering women to fulfil their potential. I know that creating a garden, making space in which to grow plants, is a fertile ground for also growing ourselves.
I help women extend their creativity outdoors and gain inspiration and increased confidence in their own abilities in the process.
enhancing your life the garden way
Space for yourself, peace and quiet, contemplation, physical activity, joy and pleasure in growth, seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting, spending time with friends and family, watching nature, encouraging wildlife, growing your own food, time off social media, stress relief, recreation,
The garden offers them all…
I have been married to Nigel for more years than I care to reveal and have two, now grown up, children as well as a gorgeous dachsie pup, Milly.
We recently moved to a fifteenth century thatched cottage in South Oxfordshire where my studio is by the brook and there is plenty of room for my gardening aspirations to unfold - greenhouse and vegetable garden coming Autumn 2018. I can’t wait…