The sun is shining but before you can sit on that lounger with a Campari and Orange (or is that just me?) you have to move the plastic see-saw, sand table and footballs out the way to make room.

The kitchen extension is complete, you can now see the garden but you’re not sure you want to!  You’re not 100% certain what the shrubs are or what to do with them and want it looking as good as the inside.

It’s the Bank Holiday Weekend and the family are coming over for a BBQ but the beds are overgrown with weeds and that Hydrangea that your Sister bought you last year is still in the plastic pot it came in and is looking decidingly dead!

If any of those scenarios sounds familiar it’s time to get some practical help to fall back in love with your garden and make sure it’s looking good all year round. You need a friendly professional who doesn’t talk jargon or use Latin names and who knows that family gardens need to work on a host of different levels for a host of different people and pets and for minimal effort.

I’m a plant and garden designer who works with you to understand what the problems are and what you want.  I won’t come up with 1 design or planting scheme that I think fits the bill; I’ll create ideas in discussion with you.  By asking you loads of questions and listening carefully we should uncover what you REALLY REALLY want and then pick through my ideas to find the solutions to making the most of your space.

You and your garden are different to your neighbours; although the square footage might be the same, the solution will be as unique as your family.  It’s your dream garden, no-one elses.

Garden Hoedown

If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed by your garden – call me in for some Garden Therapy!  We stand in your garden 2m apart and talk anything garden related!  Book me for a minimum of an hour and we can cover design, planting, gardening good practice and techniques.  I’ve talked through the following with several clients: reshaping beds, moving plants, dealing with pests and diseases, lawn care, planting suggestions, planting techniques, pruning techniques coming up with an action plan of priorities.  Face to Face Hoedowns are available if there is outside access to your garden and there is enough space for us to stand 2m apart.

if this isn’t the case we can have a Virtual Hoedown via Zoom.  For this to be effective you will need to share some photos and video beforehand and we will talk on the phone to establish the key topics before we meet online to talk through ideas and solutions.

FACE TO FACE HOEDOWN COST: £95 for a 1 hour meeting and follow up email containing a summary of our discussion including any links to suppliers or planting ideas (travel expenses to be added if further afield than a 5 miles radius of Redhill).

VIRTUAL HOEDOWN COST: £90 for a phone call discussion, an online 1 hour meeting and follow up email containing a summary of our discussion including any links to suppliers or planting ideas.

Read more about a Hoedown HERE


Planting Schemes

You may need some help in re-vitalising a border, filling some gaps or finding the right plants for a tricky location.  After gaining some key information I will develop some suitable suggestions.  I use common and Latin names to make things easier and I also use Pinterest to support a written report giving you a quick way to find the plants to see if they are what you like.  I can create a Plant List or Planting Plan and can source and help with laying or planting out if you need it.

Prices start at £125 for the creation of a Planting Ideas Report that you will be able to use to shop smarter for plants that are going to thrive in your garden.

Garden Design

Perhaps you’ve inherited an established garden that is just working for your family’s needs or you’re planning an extension and know that getting the outside space working for you is just as important as the inside.  i can create sketch ideas that can be worked up to a concept scale drawing.  We’ll discuss your needs, wants, dreams and budget and my sketches will get you thinking about what could be possible.

Prices start at £450 for the development of a concept scale drawing by completing a site survey, meetings with you to understand what your dream looks like, development of 2-3 sketch ideas that lead to a final concept scale drawing that could be used by you to build you own space or for a landscaper to pull together a quote for the work.

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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