A Garden Hoedown is what I called my Garden Consultation Service, purely because ‘Garden Consultation’ sounds so boring!  Someone once called it Garden Therapy as they were feeling so stressed and overwhelmed by their garden and not enjoying it all!  Others have found it really helpful at different times:

– perhaps you’ve recently moved in and are overwhelmed by the garden you’ve inherited

– you’re about to put your house on the market and want it to make a good impression

– you’ve just built an extension and can now see your garden more

– or perhaps you’ve spent the last 18 months using it more and you have a niggly feeling it could be working better for all the family!

The Covid Lockdowns have made us look at our outdoor spaces in a different way.  Being in our gardens has made us re-think and re-prioritise all sorts of things as our gardens have given different meanings for all members of the family.  You might have gained a puppy, or be working from home more.  You might want to entertain outside more often and for a longer part of the year, or you might want to continue to the quiet and solace your garden brought you.

A Hoedown might be for you if you don’t need a full garden design but want input from a professional garden designer, gardener and prolific garden user!  Here’s how it works:

Here’s what Claire had to say following our Hoedown: 

“I spent a lovely hour in my back garden with Renée having a Hoedown.  She is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.  I feel very inspired now and, most importantly, confident that I can change my garden to suit my family.  Renée listened to what I hoped to achieve and asked all the right questions.  I can’t wait to get started and thanks to Renée’s follow-up email with links and reminders of what we talked about it didn’t matter that I forgot most of the plant names we talked about! Thank you”


Garden Hoedown
  • In your garden for an hour!  I bring my secateurs, a blank pad of paper, pens and my trowel
  • I send you a Summary report afterwards  – including any sketch ideas and links to inspiration, suppliers, contractors, or plants
  • COST: £150 within a 5-mile radius of Redhill paid upfront to secure the meeting (I’m more than happy to travel further afield but will need to factor in travel time and costs)

Email me to get the ball rolling!

Garden Hoedown
  • You send me photos, video and some key information before our meeting
  • 1-hour virtual meeting held at an agreed time from your home over Zoom
  • I send you a Summary report afterwards  – including any sketch ideas and links to suppliers, contractors, or plants
  • COST: £150 paid upfront to secure the meeting

Email me to get the ball rolling!


You can also buy a Hoedown Voucher for a loved one who is not enjoying their garden.  So if you know someone who you think could do with some Garden Therapy.

Buy your Voucher here and I will be in touch for the wording and contact details.

What would you want us to spend our hour discussing?  Let me know in the comments below!


Book a Hoedown HERE!