Hello!  I’m Renée Canter AKA The Girl who Gardens and I help families visualise and create the gardens they have always dreamed of.

I often meet those who know that the structure of their garden isn’t working as well as it could do, maybe they’ve inherited a mature space loved by someone else and need some help to make it work for them or maybe a growing family now wants to use the garden in a different way.

Its also common to meet families who have spent time and money on plants for their gardens that haven’t survived into the next season, they are frustrated and cross that their investment and effort hasn’t given them the effect they wanted but aren’t sure why.  If this sounds familiar give me a call and I will help you:

  • create a space that meets the needs of all your family

  • make your garden manageable

  • realise the potential of your garden

  • add emotional and financial value to your home

  • fall back in love with your garden!


We either stand in your garden and talk anything garden related or chat via Zoom!  My friendly expert help will solve your garden problems.

I give advice on what to change or do and training on key techniques to make jobs easier and blooms bloomier.

I’ll also come up with ideas to make your dream a reality.

You may need some help in re-vitalising a bed or border, filling some gaps, moving existing plants or finding the right plants for a tricky location.

I use common and Latin names to make things easier to understand and photos and links to illustrate a plant shortlist that fits your brief and suits your garden’s conditions..

I can also source plants and layout pots for planting.

Perhaps you’ve inherited an established garden that’s not working for your family, or you’re planning an extension and know that getting the outside space working for you is just as important as the inside.

I’ll help you work out WHAT it is you WANT add my own ideas and create conceptual drawings for you to use or share with a landscaper.

I teach workshops on gardening techniques, and more creative workshops for small groups, hen parties and children’s parties. Topics include:

Design tricks to give your garden the wow factor

Creating seasonal pots and containers

Making hanging baskets, wreaths and flower crowns

Renée ran a Christmas wreath making workshop which I helped to organise and also attended. It was fab! She is a dream to work with and the love she has for her job shines through in her classes. Very knowledgeable and ever so helpful. Don’t hesitate to book her but be quick, she’s becoming a bit of a local legend!

Susy, Redhill

Just had my hoedown. I was feeling completely overwhelmed by my garden. I now feel excited to get out there and put into place all the wonderful ideas Renée gave me … would recommend Renée to everyone!

Georgia, Godstone

We started with a Hoedown and were so impressed and blown away by Renée’s knowledge, passion and ideas, that we booked her garden design and planting services.

Monica, Coulsdon

I had a lovely session with Renée discussing our garden. It was a great opportunity to get advice on how to look after favourite plants and she had so many planting ideas for those problem areas.

Karen, Horley

Absolutely wonderful, full of amazing ideas, gives great advice. Allowed me to see my garden in a different way.

Ellen, Merstham

My garden makes me smile now . . . everyday it makes me smile

Bonnie, West Sussex

Renée has created a space that feels bigger than before and I just love to sit and look at it!

Wendy, Redhill


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