Following the birth of my amazing son in 2014, I fell into a period of postnatal depression. I wasn’t sure where I was going and as much as I wanted to provide everything I could for my amazing son, I couldn’t help feeling like I was a being a bad mother to him. It was heartbreaking.
Through a recommendation from a friend, I sought out counselling. My counsellor recommended I practice mindfulness. I’d always found that the easiest place for me to escape the stress and anxiety was in the garden. Something about being outside made me able to step outside of my depression and find peace.
There was something about growing something from seed that gave me a real sense of accomplishment. I found that turning my barren garden into something beautiful was symbolic of my journey through depression. As I gradually plucked away at the weeds and replaced them with beautiful flowers, I found myself developing a much healthier sense of well being. It made me feel whole again.
A Garden to Envy
Achieve a creative, beautiful space that truly expresses your core values. From wildlife-friendly gardens to modern tropical paradises. From upcycled materials and veg patches to slick entertaining spaces and even hot tubs. Don't worry if you're not sure what you want, that's part of the joy that comes from working together on your dream brief.
Bringing new life to your garden can feel like an overwhelming task. Invite me to visit your outdoor space and share ideas about how to achieve your dream design. Discovery consultations usually last for approximately one hour.
Already had your garden landscaped but just want to jazz up your borders? Contact me for more information on my bespoke border design. You'll receive visual designs, planting plans, and cultivar lists to help you bring that vision to life.
Full Garden Design
My flagship process includes a full detailed brief, on-site meetings on-site, hand-drawn designs, birds-eye view scale drawings, planting plans and cultivar lists, plant sourcing, installation, and more. Contact me for further information.
How it works
To begin, I’ll visit you and your garden to get a feel for the space and your tastes. I’ll then measure everything up and we’ll discuss some initial ideas and concepts.
Next, we’ll create an brief for your project. With this, I’ll then quote for a few different options at different price points so you can choose the right design for you and your budget.
Following the initial discovery period and measurement, I’ll begin by sketching out early concept ideas, drawing up outline plans and selecting various plant combinations.
With early concepts in place, we’ll work together to review and refine the final designs to suit your taste and budget.
To bring your garden to life, we must first prepare the blank canvas. This stage involves de-weeding and removing plant waste and rubble.
I’ll work directly with your chosen hard landscapers to interpret designs and prepare the site for planting and installation.
Many seasonal plants are hard or impossible to find when out-of-season – I can help source the right plants for you.
With all plants, decorative items and materials available, I’ll get to work installing it all. Finally your dream garden begins to come to life!
Little touches add up and make for a big impact. That’s why the last step is to snag for the last remaining tweaks, leaving your garden looking the most perfect it ever has.
Finally, I’ll provide you with detailed after-care instructions to help keep your beautiful garden looking its best over time.
A brief glimpse of some of my most recent garden designs and installations for customers in the West Midlands.