I’m a Gardener and Designer who loves being creative.  Over the last few years I’ve shared this love with others by developing a range of workshops and online tutorials.  

Encouraging other people to enjoy plants and flowers, either by using them creatively in their gardens or by using them indoors to create beautiful posies, wreaths or arrangements makes me glow.  I save seedheads and prunings, press flowers, forage hedgerows, fill vases indoors and out and collect nuts and leaves, I think it’s the scavenger in me, or just the little girl that collected interesting things from the garden, wood or beach!  Here’s what I have organised if you want to join me:

I am delighted to be working together again this year with Lorraine Ellery-Matthews the co-founder of Hedges & Hurdles.

Lorraine is skilled at making handmade crafts from wood she coppices and harvests locally and combines these skill with her experience and ability to deliver personable, varied and interesting workshops and training courses for all.  Lorraine and her Husband Paul are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with others, encouraging people to discover a newfound love for nature and the outdoors.  Lorraine and I love working together, sharing out love of crafting and drinking tea outdoors!

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You can also book me for a private event face to face or online.  I’ve delivered workshops to groups from 4 to 60 people, to hen parties and at children’s parties.  I’ve also spoken or done demonstrations to larger groups such as Gardening Clubs and Women’s Institutes.  To book me for a talk or workshop please email

Topics I’ve covered include:


  • Seasonal and Christmas wreaths

  • Creating seasonal pots and containers

  • Making Summer flowering hanging baskets

  • Fantastic flower crowns

  • Build a Terrarium

  • Kokedama – Indoors

  • Kokedama – Christmas

  • Botanical Dreams – incorporating Kokedama into a willow dream catcher



  • My favourite flowering shrubs

  • Plants for a Winter/Summer Pot

  • Foraging for Seasonal Wreaths

  • Bulbs for all year round

  • Tips for a creating a Family Garden for everyone

  • Tips for creating an easy to look after Garden!


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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