growthfully - a philosophy for you and your garden
Our precious outdoors spaces have the power to support our mental health and wellbeing and don’t need to be picture perfect and weed-free to offer relaxation, pleasure, decompression and healing.
Creating a garden offers proven mental health, and physical, benefits and is a delightful way to enjoy a closer connection with nature. It’s life-enhancing and nurturing - and available right outside your door.
Getting your hands in the soil and watching your garden grow - literally - is an effective antidote to the busyness of life. If you already know how much nature supports you in the wider world, and you seek a slower pace of life it is worth investing time, money and effort in harnessing its power in your own environment.
The process can be really joyful and you might need only a little bit of help to get you started or move you onwards, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or eye-waveringly expensive.
With support and encouragement it’s easier to do things we don’t know we can do and get a tremendous sense of achievement.
My own experience informs my approach - creating and using my garden to support myself personally has been incredibly helpful throughout my life…
Over the years I have tussled wit depression, anxiety and illness and my garden has been a solace - the place I know I can go to calm and ground myself in a few moments.
I know how hard it can be to get started on your garden and how many potential pitfalls there are if you don’t know what you are doing. My approach empowers you to use your precious resources of time, money and energy to best effect.
I have a developed design eye, as well as decades of gardening knowledge and experience, and I love to collaborate, to help you make the most of what you’ve got, gain confidence and learn skills in the process.
The Garden Experience - a quick and fulsome session in your garden to move you forward.
A Year in your Garden - enjoyable mentoring for the course of a year - develop your garden over the seasons with my help.
Please feel free to get in touch for a no-obligation chat - I’m happy to help.
I live in South Oxfordshire and help garden owners feel the joy mainly around Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, The Cotswolds and West London.