GARDEN ADVICE AND DESIGN
FOR HOME OWNERS AND ORGANISATIONS
Do you want a garden that makes you smile, rather than cringe, every time you look at it? A garden that makes you feel proud because you’ve made it yourself and it is amazing and unique? A perfect place to share with friends and family? And birds and butterflies?
If so, would you like to see gardening as easy and fun, rather than a chore and a bit scary…? Something that fits seamlessly into your busy life?
Everything is easy when you know how, so let me show you.
Unlike learning from an online video, with me you learn what to do in YOUR OWN garden, with YOUR plants, and with the tools that YOU are happy to use. The gardening lessons are normally run on the 1 to 1 basis, but if you’d rather share the cost and the fun, invite a friend or two and share the whole experience. Remember, the lessons are hands-on! It’s the best way to learn.
If a chat is all you need to get started, look at the page on consultations.
For those of you who are fairly confident as gardeners but just need advice, direction or help with a bothersome practical issue, a consultation in your own garden is the way to go. If I can’t solve your problems there and then, I take them home with me and get back to you with the answers.
However, if you would like to build on what you already know and improve your practical skills, check out my gardening lessons.
I am a trained horticulturist, a former head gardener (Cobham Hall), former head ranger (Cobtree Park) and gardening is my passion. See my bio here.
My services are available in North Kent (Medway, Maidstone, Gravesend, Sittingbourne and the surrounding areas).
GARDENITY gift vouchers are perfect for any occasion, but particularly appreciated by first-time buyers.
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We are not born knowing how to make beautiful gardens: this is a skill to be learnt and practised. A great way to do this is with a Gardening Coach / Tutor. You will find this service invaluable if you are either a complete gardening novice or would like to improve your existing skills and work smarter, not harder, for better results ... more
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Although born and educated in Poland, 30 years ago I followed my heart and came to live in Kent. I brought with me a degree in horticultural science . This had helped me to enjoy a long career working in Kent's beautiful parks and gardens. I have been Head Gardener at the historic Cobham Hall near Gravesend, Head Ranger at Cobtree Manor Park near Maidstone and Parks Development Officer for Maidstone Borough Council. Being as much 'hands-on' as my role allowed, I managed numerous improvement projects and coached students and trainees from the UK and overseas.
I have organised events for the public and written and talked about 'my' parks and gardens. I write a regular garden advice column for a local magazine Gravesham and Medway Life.
I am a member of the Professional Gardeners' Guild and still do some hands-on gardening for a number of regular Clients in Medway.
I look forward to receiving your enquiries and will try to respond within a couple of days.